Bruce Museum Hosts Honey Tasting Event

Looking for a sweet experience this summer? On Thursday, July 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., the Bruce Museum will host “The Language of Flavor in Honey: A Guided Sensory Honey Tasting Event.” Italian-trained honey expert Carla Marina Marchese, from Red Bee Honey of Weston, will present an educational talk and guided tasting of six American honeys paired with local cheese and seasonal produce. Participants will learn about honeybees and the essential pollination services that bring us fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, spices – even coffee, chocolate, and blue jeans.

Marchese is a member of the Italian National Register of Experts in the Sensory Analysis of Honey, where she received her formal training, and the author of The Honey Connoisseur. The tasting menu can change according to seasonality and availability. Pairings may include linden honey with goat cheese, peaches and mint; alfalfa honey with bok choy, tahini and sesame seeds; bamboo honey with brie and blueberry; goldenrod honey with strawberries and bee pollen; red currant honey with dark cacao; and honeycomb with toast.

The event, limited to 30 people. Advance registration is required by July 19 at The cost is $50 for Museum members, $65 non-members. For more information, contact Cynthia Ehlinger at 203-413-6756 or

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