Craving chocolate? Take a tour!

trufflesWhen you have a craving for chocolate (now don’t lie and say you never have a craving for chocolate!) what do you go for?  Truffles?  Fudge?

Designer Chocolates

Designer Chocolates

Devil’s food cake with melt-in-your-mouth chocolate crème icing? A Kiss?

Whatever your favourite, be it white, milk or dark, DC Metro Chocolate Tours will satiate that craving!  How better to spend a weekend afternoon than strolling through fascinating Washington neighborhoods, learning a little about the history and character and sampling a wide range of chocolate along the way?  If you choose the DuPont Delights tour, between stops at 6-8 local and unique chocolate vendors, your guide will share stories of the eclectic neighborhood with its monumental, museum-like homes.  Whatever happened to the statue of Adm. Samuel DuPont for whom the circle is named?  Something to ponder amid to-die-for cupcakes, gellato and the world’s best chocolate cake.

Adm. Samuel Francis DuPont

Adm. Samuel Francis DuPont

If a few savory surprises are what you have in mind, select the U St. Chocolate Lovers tour where gourmet chocolatiers are intermingled

Enchilada with mole sauce

Enchilada with mole sauce

with a delightful mole dessert.  You’ve heard of wine and chocolate, but beer and chocolate? For the savvy Washingtonian,

U St. is equated with Ben’s Chili Bowl, but the west end, closer to Adams Morgan, has a disarmingly eclectic mix of shops and restaurants just waiting to be sampled.

Macaron Tree

Macaron Tree

The allure of Georgetown appeals to everyone.  Most are familiar with the wide array of choices located on the main thoroughfares of M St. and Wisconsin Ave., but the Sweets of Georgetown tour takes one off the beaten path and surprises the visitor with delightful treats he might have otherwise missed.  The guides spice it up with the commentary – being sure to include a scandal or two – and point out some historic buildings and homes of interest along the way. All in all, it’s a fine mix of a neighborhood and chocolate sampling!

DC Metro Chocolate tours are offered on weekends year ‘round, rain or shine.  More information is available at the website www.dcmetrochocolatetours.com.

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