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4 Day Artisan Chocolate and Storyteller Cruise

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4 Day Artisan Chocolate and Storyteller Cruise

Time: September 24, 2009 at 4pm to September 28, 2009 at 1pm
Location: Traverse Tall Ship Co., LLC
Street: 13390 S. W. Bay Shore Drive
City/Town: Traverse City
Website or Map:
Phone: 800-678-0383
Event Type: sailing, ship, cruise
Created By: Schooner Manitou
Latest Activity: Jul 30, 2009

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Event Description

Join us aboard the 114' tall ship Manitou,, for a unique adventure back in time. You will discover the beauty of northern lake Michigan from the deck of this majestic sailing vessel while enjoying a level of relaxation rarely experienced in today's frenzied world.

If you love world-class chocolate and a great story, not to mention good company, this is the trip for you. Chocolatier Mimi Wheeler, owner of “The Grocer’s Daughter,” will guide us through daily tastings of her mouthwatering chocolates, along with enlightening discussions of the many dimensions of chocolate; its history, health benefits, production and her trip to Ecuador to study the journey of the cacao bean from rain forest to market. Mimi is passionate about sustainable agriculture and organic practices and she brings this to her artful chocolate creations.

“My love for rich, dark chocolate and a deep connection to my garden inspired my truffles and other chocolate creations. I use fruits, edible flowers and herbs from my summer garden and from the soils and the natural beauty of northern Michigan. Travels and studies of chocolate in France and Scandinavia also helped give birth to this production. I hope you will enjoy these handcrafted, artisan chocolates for their quality and their uniqueness.”
– Mimi Wheeler

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Norm Wheeler, well-known member of the local storytelling and poetry troupe “The Beach Bards” (and also Mimi’s husband) will regale us with a host of enchanting myths, legends and poems under the stars. What better way to spend a peaceful evening on the deck of a magnificent tall ship?

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