Chocolates and Spirits Pairing at Graycliff Chocolatier
- The Graycliff Hotel and Restaurant: This colonial historic mansion in the heart of Nassau is home to an elite hotel and five-star restaurant with an on-site chocolatier and cigar company.
- Artisanal chocolates: Graycliff Chocolatier handcrafts its milk, dark, and white chocolate confections on premises, combining them with unexpected sweet and savory ingredients.
- Premium spirits: Sipping rum, whiskey, wine, port, and other exceptional liquors with fine chocolates elevates the flavors of both for a one-of-a-kind tasting experience.
About This Nassau Tour
The landmark Graycliff boasts a long and colorful history. From pirate mansion to navy garrison. From Nassau's first inn to private vacation home. (The first homeowners were a wealthy Canadian couple who later sold the property to royalty). In 1973, Enrico and Anna Maria Garzaroli purchased the Graycliff, reopening its doors to the public. Since that date, they've added a five-star restaurant, cigar company, and chocolatier to the hotel.
You'll want to turn your attention to that last ahhh-menity. Graycliff Chocolatiers handcrafts its craveable confections in dark, milk, and white chocolate, combining them with a variety of fresh and unexpected flavors, which include everything from Bahamian mangoes, limes, sea grapes, and genips to tomato-basil and bacon. Graycliff Chocolatier's collection includes candy bars, filled bonbons, sumptuous truffles, and even cocktail pops.
Speaking of cocktails, it's time to sip spirits and savor chocolates in truly distinctive pairings. On this delicious journey, you'll learn all the secrets. How a premium rum brings out notes of buttery vanilla from a creamy chocolate. Or how an oh-so-smooth whiskey tickles the taste buds when matched with a Bahamian fruit-filled chocolate. This is how real grown-ups do candy. So don't be surprised if you reach for a snifter every time you open a chocolate bar back at home.
Mobbed by big names
The Graycliff has long been a retreat for the famous, possibly none more infamous than Al Capone. The gangster frequented Graycliff in the 1920s when it was owned by Polly Leach, reputedly one of Capone's lady friends. It was at the height of his Prohibition-era bootlegging gig, leading up to the hit he ordered on rival "Bugs" Moran that resulted in the slaughter of seven men (none of them Moran) in the notorious and bloody St. Valentine's Day Massacre of 1929.
Please make your way to Graycliff Chocolatier, located within the Graycliff Hotel property: 8 thru 12 West Hill Street, Nassau.
Please note that there are traces of nuts within the ingredients. With a minimum of 10 travelers, and with an advance request to the GoBe crew, this tour can be conducted in Spanish, French or Italian.
Although this tour has a limited amount of walking, there are stairs to climb. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
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Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Travelers must be 18 years of ages or older to participate in this tour.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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