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Voila Chocolat
221 West 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
(212) 920-8799

So the holidays are over. Helllllo winter blues. Seriously, what do you possibly have to look forward to in the coming months besides and the second half of Scandal (which you totally only watch on date nights because your girlfriend makes you…) and watching Liam Neeson overcome his bad luck for a third time? Well, it’s time to cheer up my sad studs! Get out from in front of that screen and head to Voila for a more creative date night.

Go ahead, grab your honey, that co-worker you’ve been stalking, or the stranger you just ran into while reading this on your phone, and hop a train to the UWS. New York’s new chocolate studio is the hottest new DIY shop, where you can purchase some of the most delicious sweets this city has to offer and create them yourself.

Say what?!

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That’s right, until 9pm Sunday through Thursday, 10pm Fridays and 11pm Saturdays, you can choose your favorite ingredients (think dried fruit, hazelnuts, pistachios and Pop Rocks!) and learn how to make your own tasty treats from top chocolatiers like Christophe Toury and Dennis Teets.

After a lesson on how to create your chocolate bars or truffles, you’ll be left to work on your own so you can be as schmoopie as you’d like without a third wheel blocking anything…

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And it gets even better! Depending on the choice of chocolate you create, these lessons only cost between $35 and $79 per person.

So, do you like to do it yourself? Head to Voila to find out.

By Amanda Blum

Amanda Blum writes and edits E.S.P. Eat. See. Play. lifestyle content for New York.