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Beer and Chocolate!

We have to admit, this isn’t unfamiliar territory to us at Kakao. We’ve offered a Stout Truffle — made with a reduction of stout beer blended into a creamy ganache and dipped in bittersweet chocolate — since the very beginning. In fact, because of its rich and complex taste, it’s one of Brian’s favorites. And we paired some old favorites and new confections side-by-side with an assortment of Schlafly Beers at a fundraiser for the St. Louis Art Museum earlier this year.

As part of our Peculiar Pairing series (if you didn’t get any of our Cheese and Chocolate Confections in June, you really missed out), we’re going to take things to another level with Beer and Chocolate in July. And we’re really excited about our partners in this venture.

First, we’re going to be working with Evan Benn, the Hip Hops columnist from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Evan will be our Celebrity Beer Pairer and Pourer for the evening. Yes, that means we’ll have beer TO EAT in the chocolates as well as beer TO DRINK in glasses.

We’ll introduce our new confections at a special VIP tasting on Thursday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $25 and all of the ticket proceeds will go to our second partner of the evening, Operation Food Search. OFS distributes more than 2 million pounds of food and necessities to 265 local food pantries, soup kitchens, and homeless shelters, feeding 120,000 people — nearly half of them children — every month.

Seating is limited to 12 people, so don’t wait — the Kakao Maplewood shop at 7272 Manchester is taking reservations at 314.645.4446.