Episode 11 - Sam Ratto of Videri Chocolate Factory, The Valentine's Day Show!
In this episode, it's our Valentine's Day & Chocolate Show! We speak with Co-CEO & Chocolate Maker of Videri Chocolate Factory, Sam Ratto. We chat with Sam about the art of chocolate making, good coffee, fair trade, Snoop Dogg & the LBC, living in California and why he moved to North Carolina. Also, Videri Chocolate Factory turns 5 years old this weekend! Max gives us his picks for great Valentine's Day restaurants and everyone tells their best V-Day story (Matt has a one-upper moment).
Featured Guest: Sam Ratto
Food and beverage establishments mentioned:
Dandelion Chocolate, San Francisco, CA
Sam's suggested beverage pairings:
Try Pink Peppercorn Videri chocolate with a dry red wine- if you can try it with a Gevrey Chambertin red burgundy
Pair the chocolate with a coffee from it's country of origin, ex: Guatemalan chocolate with Guatemalan coffee
Also mentioned in the show:
Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate- Sam likes them
If you want to see Sam roast beans go to Videri on Monday mornings
Max's Valentines Day Recommendations: