All this year, in our series Georgia Eats, we explore the South’s relationship with food. We’ve talked about the state’s craft beer industry. Turns out there’s also a craft chocolate movement, and it’s taken some Georgia chocolatiers far beyond the state’s borders. Elaine Read and Matt Weyandt are the creative force behind Atlanta-based Xocolatl. We spoke to them about their quest to learn about chocolate in its purest forms.
Matt and Elaine's journey abroad to learn about the origins of chocolate is highlighted in an upcoming documentary called “Setting the Bar: A Craft Chocolate Origin Story.” They will join a panel discussion with the filmmaker on Tuesday night at the Atlanta Botanical Garden at 7 p.m.