Tasting the Finest Chocolate in the Galaxy with Charles X Michel
Visionary, artist, culinary philosopher, experience designer, gastro-activist, and educator Charles X Michel (The Final Table, Netflix, World's 50 Best #50Next Class of 2022) is coming to Los Angeles for a series of spectacular events.
On Wednesday, September 7th, in partnership with luxury chocolate brand To’ak, Charles X Michel presents an exclusive avant-première of Alchemy—a collection of imaginatively flavored chocolate bars from the most biodiverse region on earth. The recipes are each drawn from the rare ingredients and culinary traditions of four utterly unique ecosystems of tropical South America: the Amazon rainforest, Andes mountains, Pacific coast, and Galápagos Islands. Taking you on a journey through space and time, Alchemy fuses art, nature, ancient traditions, and the future of food.
Guests will have the unique opportunity to experience the Michel / Fabian Tasting Goûte, a finger-inspired eating utensil designed to enhance mindful and pleasurable eating experiences.
Join us in this exclusive experience of tasting the most extraordinary and regenerative chocolate in the world.
WHAT: The Finest Chocolate in the Galaxy tasting with Charles X Michel & To'ak ($80 per person)
WHEN: Wednesday September 7th, 8-10pm
WHERE: The Wiggle Room, at Petit Ermitage, 8822 Cynthia St, West Hollywood, CA 90069
About Charles X Michel:
Working at the intersection of science, art, philosophy, community and entrepreneurship, Charles Michel aims to inspire solutions for urgent global challenges.
He is an experience designer in a variety of fields, as an artist using food and the meal ritual as media, and as a consultant in regenerative practices for high-level organizations and companies. In recent years, he has worked on cutting-edge projects in community building, food innovation, regen hospitality, and experiential art. Charles is the co-founder of luxury design company Michel / Fabian which creates culinary utensils and vessels to enhance the sensual pleasure of eating.
In his years at Oxford University’s department of experimental psychology, Charles published over a dozen articles in scientific journals on crossmodal perception and multi-sensory aesthetics. He is a professor at his alma mater, Institut Paul Bocuse, and he recently co-edited a special issue on Gastrophysics in the International Journal of Food Design.
Dubbed one of the top chefs in the world, Charles starred in “The Final Table” on Netflix. The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and Bars and the Basque Culinary Center awarded him as “Empowering Educator” in the #50Next Class of 2022, a list of global game changers shaping the future of gastronomy.