Archives » February 2010
Here are my sweet links of the week! Lots of news and two ice cream openings! Hope it warms up soon! Blue Marble Ice Cream opens Cobble Hill Location! (Brownstoner) Teany To Reopen Soon! (Fork in the Road) Demel to Close? Noooo! ( NY Post) Oprah Builds a Chocolate Set! (Grub Street) An Inside Look [...]
The Jewish holiday of Purim is this weekend (from sunset 2/27-sunset 2/28) and a fun aspect of it is the sweets! Specifically, the tradition of Shalach Manot (aka Mishloach Manot or Shalach Monos) which is a gift basket sent to friends and relatives around Purim time.
I’m very sad to report that Vere Chocolate (creator of outstanding vegan and diabetic friendly chocolate) is closing for good. BUT, they will be having a blowout sale tomorrow (2/25)! Here are the details: VERE 12 W. 27th St 2nd Fl. 20 Bars for $5.00 ..(10 bars per flavor cartons)…. 11-7pm…..cash only/ bring your own [...]
Here’s the latest comic! It’s about City Bakery, remember – their Hot Chocolate Festival is on through the end of February! City Bakery 3 West 18th Street New York, NY 10011-4610 (212) 366-1414 Buy an 11×14 signed high quality giclee print of this comic for $29 (plus $6.50 shipping)!
I got to attend this year’s Coffee and Tea Festival and had a fun time! There were a lot of the same exhibitors as last year, but the venue was different this year (7W instead of the Metropolitan Pavilion) and I think it suited the festival better. Above is a photo of Tea Beyond‘s wares. [...]
Just had to post these last few France photos on baked goods! Above, you see canelé from Parfums Sucrés in Angoulême! I discovered I adore canelé and will be on the lookout for them in NYC.
(photo via Oh! Nuts) Purim is 2/28 and Oh! Nuts has you covered on Hamantaschen! (Oh! Nuts) Terrifying / hilarious “Alien” themed wedding cake! (Topless Robot) The Crumpet Shop in Seattle looks great! (Serious Eats) Cinnabons Cupcakes, hmmm… (Cupcakes Take the Cake) Antoinette-style Cakefight Video and other food links from Coilhouse! First Look at The [...]
Here’s my take on the custom truffles featured at the Artisanal Premium Cheese Center’s “Decadent Chocolate and Sinful Cheese with Pastry Chef Colleen Riley” last weekend. I was excited to attend this tasting; which incorporated wine, cheese, and chocolate! Photos below:
The Coffee & Tea Festival is back this weekend! THE 5th ANNUAL COFFEE & TEA FESTIVAL: NYC February 20-21, 2010 7 W 34th Street New York, NY 10001 Sat: 11AM-5PM Sun: 11AM-5PM More details here. You can see last year’s report here! (photo by Marion Vitus)
After Angoulême I headed to Paris for a very short (1 Day!) trip. As you can imagine I had a lot to cram into that day and managed to see the main sites; Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, and also had to get some sweets in there (of course)! I researched before the [...]
I got to attend this year’s Global Giving Circle Gala to launch the Global Cocoa Project, the event was to benefit the people of Haiti and cocoa farmers worldwide.
(pictured above - Les chocolats Apéritif- chocolate covered mustard seeds)
The third night of Chocolate & I was another winner (despite the blizzard) and I got to try some more wonderful chocolate! I’ve been meaning to give MarieBelle a visit and after tonight’s “Some Like it Haute” event, a sampling of their truffles and hot chocolate, my resolve has strengthened!
Reminder – Global Giving Circle party is tonight! Blame it on the upcoming V-day, but there are a load of amazing tasting events within the next week (and not just the Chocolate and I events)! Here are two that stand out!
Still ruminating on my recent trip to France, and lots more to come! I was in Angoulême for the comics festival and then Paris for just one day! Here is my comic about the sweets of Angoulême! Buy an 11×14 signed high quality giclee print of this comic for $29 (plus $6.50 shipping)! Canelé on [...]
(Bespoke Chocolates Pretzel-Covered Sea-Salted Caramels) I got to sit in at tonight’s Chocolate & I events and learned a lot!
Click to enlarge! “Chemistry of Love” pairing presented by Roni-Sue’s Chocolates and Saxelby Cheesemongers.
Just got back from the first night of Chocolate & I! I liked the pieces at the multi-room art installation where the tastings were held and thoroughly enjoyed the chocolate and cheese pairing “Chemistry of Love” presented by Roni-Sue’s Chocolates and Saxelby Cheesemongers. I learned a lot! Comic to come! (Roni-Sue’s “Roni’s Roses-Red Rose Truffles [...]
Next week, Chocolate & I New York will be running all week long (just in time to get you inspired for Valentine’s Day chocolate). There is an amazing set of chocolate events, many of them free, being held in Chelsea. The City Sweet Tooth will be there covering several events! Included on their schedule are [...]
I just got back from my first trip to France for the Angoulême Comic Festival and I made a stop in Paris on the way back! Here are some pictures I took at Angoulême!
It runs all February. Check the flavor calendar here!