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Recently, I was invited to a green tea tasting at Ippodo (125 East 39th Street, NYC). Ippodo Tea Co. is a Kyoto-based tea purveyor specializing in premium Japanese green tea. At the New York outpost, you can sample and purchase interesting and very high quality varieties of green tea.
Last week, I had a chance to visit the recently opened Rose Bakery inside the Dover Street Market (160 Lexington Avenue, Ground Floor – enter via the door on 30th Street). Dover Street Market houses a collection of chic boutiques and Rose Bakery is the only restaurant inside. It has the feel of a casual and [...]
This week I was invited to an opening event at Ground Central (155 E 52nd St bet. Lexington & 3rd). It’s a cool place with a relaxed atmosphere, perfect for hanging out with friends. I loved the backroom with its comfortable couches, chairs, and book collection!
images via Chambre de Sucre Here’s a unique Valentine gift idea from our friends at Chambre de Sucre! The Secret Rendez-Vous gift set with their blend of chocolate covered strawberry tea (dark and white chocolate curls, dried strawberries, and earthy puerh tea). It comes with their adorable sugar Angel Wing Cup Huggers!
Recently, I got to attend the opening celebration for Bar Bordeaux, a new wine bar that focuses specifically on wines from the Bordeaux region. It is a collaboration of the Collective Hospitality Team and Bordeaux Region, so there were several Bordeaux vintners in attendance. The decor is a fun mix of classic and pop art, [...]
Here’s a sweet tip! On December 23rd from 8pm until Midnight, La Maison Du Chocolate will have its first “Hot Chocolate Night” at their boutique at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. The store will be open to the public past its usual hours and offering samples of their luxurious hot chocolate and macarons! It’s a great chance [...]
Last week, I had the pleasure of attending a hot chocolate tasting at Grom. One of the highest quality and most popular gelato chains in The City, they are offering three hot chocolate options, and they’re all wonderful! Grom’s hot chocolate is more of the thick, drinking chocolate style, perfect to warm you up in [...]
I’m always on the lookout for a nice thick hot chocolate and there’s a new one in town! Dolcevite is a new local company, the creation of Brooklyn-based Christina Summers. Inspired by the sipping chocolate she experienced in Italy, she developed the drink which is now being distributed in cafes throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan. The [...]
Last week I was lucky enough to attend a fabulous tea party hosted by artisanal sugar company Chambre de Sucre! They make all sorts of gorgeous types of sugar and this party had wonderful sugar creations for us to marvel at as well as sweets, snacks and lovely tea and Prosecco. Here are some shots [...]
Just a reminder that City Bakery’s Hot Chocolate Festival is going on through February with exciting flavors changing daily including Banana Peel, Earl Grey, Ginger, and many more. Check out the line-up here! (And I have plenty to tell you about my France and Belgium trip once I’m over the jetlag). Tweet
While you’re probably familiar by now with Popbar’s creamy gelato pops, they have something fun for winter – hot chocolate on a stick!
This month Precept kindly provided me samples of their sweet wines to try out! They carry several lines that are of interest to sweets fans. There is Chocolate Shop, Confectioners, Chocolate Cellar, and they have sweet Reislings as well, in their non-sweet specific brands. I set up a tasting with some friends, some who have sweet [...]
Every once in a while I’ve done some wine coverage, especially with chocolate pairings, but I’ve been wanting to bring more recommendations to sweets fans like myself. I am not a wine expert in any way, in fact, I often find myself disappointed when tasting wines since the most common wines are often too dry [...]
Bosie Tea Parlor – 10 Morton Street, NYC – (212) 352-9900 Tweet Buy an 11×14 signed high quality giclee print of this comic for $29 (plus $6.50 shipping)!
I was recently introduced to sugar from Chambre De Sucre. This Japanese-based company makes lovely gourmet sugar products, suitable for afternoon tea, special occasions, or an elegant tea or coffee with a friend. I can see these being really nice hostess gifts too. The company has been around for 270 years crafting artisanal sugar products, [...]
Just a reminder that we are in the midst of City Bakery’s month-long Hot Chocolate Festival! Check their calendar with new hot chocolate flavors daily here! Full City Bakery Comic here!
The very talented Alisa Harris made this really cute hot chocolate recipe / holiday card comic. Click and enjoy!
Hey tea and shortbread fans! Lady Mendl’s will be hosting a Walkers Shortbread Tasting on Wednesday, November 17, 2010. It will be presented by Afternoon Tea authority Ellen Easton with seatings from 12 Noon to 4 PM! It includes a five course Afternoon Tea & Walkers Shortbread Tasting, more details below…
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In a City Sweet Tooth first, I am doing a video game (app.) review here! I was sent a demo to check out and since I enjoyed it and also found it educational, I thought you may like it too. The game is Nimble Strong: Bartender in Training, and it’s a game with anime/manga style [...]
A week ago I had the pleasure of attending Afternoon Tea authority, Ellen Easton’s Afternoon Tea Tasting at Lady Mendl’s. It included a lecture and tea tasting followed by a 5-course Champagne Afternoon Tea. Here is a set of photos along with some fun facts I learned!
L.A. Burdick 5 E 20th St New York, NY 10010 (212) 796-0143 www.burdickchocolate.com Buy an 11×14 signed high quality giclee print of this comic for $29 (plus $6.50 shipping)!
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. [...]
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 [...]
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!
(Bespoke Chocolates Pretzel-Covered Sea-Salted Caramels) I got to sit in at tonight’s Chocolate & I events and learned a lot!
It runs all February. Check the flavor calendar here!
City Sweet Tooth Labs is back, and this time we are testing out some sophisticated equipment!
I had the pleasure of attending this year’s Coffee and Tea Festival, and as I suspected, there were plenty of sweets to sample along with the great selection of coffees and teas. These are from Hancha Tea! (photo by Marion Vitus)
Buy an 11×14 signed high quality giclee print of this comic for $29 (plus $6.50 shipping)! UPDATE -Unfortunately Tafu has closed. Sorry! Check out my latest comic up at The L Magazine today. – Tafu! All things green tea!
I had the pleasure of attending the International Restaurant & Food Service Show last weekend and took some pics of the loveliest sweets!
Here are some pics from the extravaganza that Global Giving Circle put on this past Saturday. It was an amazing event with a huge turnout and I got to enjoy many different chocolate items, many old faves and some new flavors too! For instance these Balsamic truffles from Donna & Company:
So V-day is coming up and I compiled a “head start” list for those who wish to ship gifts to their loved ones all over, so these are all available over the internet to be shipped to your sweeties!
Just a reminder that City Bakery’s 17th Annual Hot Chocolate Festival is on this month. In addition to their amazing original hot chocolate (though I recommend the shot size as it’s crazy rich), they’ll have a different flavor every day of the month! Click here for details!
My latest dessert comic – about Jacques Torres is up at The L magazine! Mmmm, Wicked hot chocolate! Buy an 11×14 high quality giclee print of this comic for $29 (plus $6.50 shipping)!
Buy an 11×14 signed high quality giclee print of this comic for $29 (plus $6.50 shipping)! Click here to see my latest comic at The L Magazine about the Chelsea dessert and gift shop Three Tarts!
In addition to the Chocolate Show I attended Tastings NYC which was held in conjunction and in the same venue. An $80 Tastings NYC ticket would also get you in to the Chocolate Show. Here are a few of the sweeter offerings they had on display. Ruby Et Violette’s drinking chocolate. So good….
T Salon is a tea shop and lounge in Chelsea Market which also serves tea infused food. It’s a large and open space, and I was interested to learn that their lovely light fixtures are made of used tea bags! But the point of this afternoon was to learn how to make tea infused tapenades [...]
The grand tasting was fun, but had a lot less in the sweets arena than I was expecting, perhaps because of the Sweet event, they focused mostly on savories. But there was still a lot of good food (and beverages) to be had and I found some sweet spots. Here is the insane Target Choxie [...]
I thought this would be a casual mingling event, but it was more like an intensive class where each person had a set of ten wines and ten matched cheeses to taste. It was led by Liz Thorpe, VP of Murray’s Cheese and I’d recommend this to anyone wanting to learn more on cheese and [...]
UPDATE – CHOCOLATE BAR HAS MOVED! It is now at 119 8th Ave. by Jane St. in the West Village. Yay! Buy an 11×14 signed high quality giclee print of this comic for $29 (plus $6.50 shipping)!
Time for another “Not Just Desserts” post! I am a fan of soy milk. I am also a fan of melon flavored things. When I lived in Tokyo I became fond of melon soda. It seems that green melon flavor is more popular in Asia than here because you don’t see too many American green [...]
You can also see the comic here at The L:http://www.thelmagazine.com/Update : Madeleine Patisserie has added a lot of new seating and table service! Buy an 11×14 signed high quality giclee print of this comic for $29 (plus $6.50 shipping)!