Copper and Kings, 1211 E. Washington St, will present a showing of the 2000 comedy Chocolat Friday at 7 p.m. and mirror the protagonist’s intention to tempt you with chocolate delicacies by offering 3 tastings of Copper and Kings spirits paired with Art Eatables fine chocolates. The event is for 21 + and tickets are $15.
Guests will have 5 spirits to choose from for their 3 Copper and Kings samples: American Craft Brandy, Butchertown Reserved Cask Brandy, Floodwall Aged Apple Brandy, Destillaré – Intense Orange Curaçao and American Dry Gin – each paired with an Art Eatables treat.
Art Eatables is owned by Kelly Ramsey and was recently named the best chocolate shop in Kentucky by 24/7 Wall St. They have two shops downtown, have provided delicacies to the Oscars, and offer a variety of bourbon chocolates, non-alcoholic treats and gifts.
“You may have already had the Brandy Chimère™ that we created as the original Copper & Kings chocolate pairing,” Art Eatables posted to their Facebook page. “but you’ll still get a chance to try it again. Plus, Kelly has created 5 new never-tasted-before pairings especially for this event!”
Door open at 7:00pm; brief pairing class beginning at 7:30 with the movie starting promptly at 8:00pm. There will also be a cash bar with cocktails available.
If you are unfamiliar with the film released in 2000, here is a summary:
In 1959, a mysterious woman named Vianne (Juliette Binoche) moves with her young daughter into a small French village, where much of the community’s activities are dominated by the local Catholic church. A few days after settling into town, Vianne opens up a confectionery shop across the street from the house of worship — shortly after the beginning of Lent. While the townspeople are supposed to be abstaining from worldly pleasures, Vianne tempts them with unusual and delicious chocolate creations, using her expert touch to create just the right candy to break down each customer’s resistance.
Sounds like the perfect pairing to the edibles and libations being offered.