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Last week, I got to attend an opening celebration for Amedei Chocolate, a luxury chocolate brand from Tuscany. It’s so exciting to have Amedei here, they have won many awards for their chocolates, and founder Cecilia Tessieri is heralded as “the only female maitre chocolatier in the world”! At the event, we sampled several of [...]
On Saturday, I got to attend a really cool event at Eataly! It was a tasting and workshop where attendees got to make the famed hazelnut and dark chocolate Baci candies and receive instructions on other recipes from Francine Segan’s book Dolci-Italy’s Sweets. Francine was there, and gave a lively talk which covered the origins [...]
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 [...]
Valentine’s Day is almost here and what better excuse to do a little touring of the best New York chocolate shops? I recently did an extensive tour of the Rockefeller Center area and the chocolate options there are fantastic!
image from ROYCE’ Here’s a sweet tip! Japan’s ROYCE’ Chocolates is opened a flagship shop in in NYC (at 509 madison avenue by 53rd st.) and is celebrating this week (Feb 8th, 11th, and 14th) with some free tastings. Details at this link and below!
Another stop I made recently while researching midtown chocolate shops was La Maison du Chocolat at 30 Rockefeller Plaza! La Maison du Chocolat is well known for having some of the finest chocolates in the City (imported from France).
I’ve been working on a project (to be announced) that requires research on chocolate shops. Fun times (as you can imagine I’m sure)! One of the places I got to visit was the Neuhaus flagship (500 Madison Ave.) that opened this year. What a fabulous shop!
Seeing as it is Pride month and also the anniversary of New York’s legalization of same-sex marriage (woo-hoo!) I thought it would be appropriate to post a pic of these adorable wedding-themed boxes from Teuscher chocolates (620 5th Avenue – near Rockefeller Center). You can buy them here. Happy Pride! Tweet
Last week I was very lucky to be invited by the folks at Callebaut to a cocktail party celebrating their 100th Anniversary!
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 [...]
Say hello to the pink Himalayan salted caramel ganache-filled chocolate Buddha by Chocolate for the Spirit. This jolly fellow was in the press gift bag I received at the Chocolate Show. I finally got around to eating it, and in addition to being a gorgeous piece of chocolate ( I love his golden shimmer), it [...]
(image from Li-Lac Chocolates) Iconic West Village chocolate shop, Li-Lac Chocolates, is holding “A Chocolate Celebration – The History of Li-Lac Chocolates”, a day-long celebration for the public on Saturday December 3rd at their shop on 8th Avenue and Jane St.! Guest of honor (appearing from 2-6pm) will be Martha Bond, the former owner who has [...]
I haven’t been able to attend the Chocolate Show the past two years, so I was excited to check it out again! There was plenty to see and taste. As usual, the fashion show entries wowed, the theme this year was Broadway! Standout tastes included Roni-Sue’s, I got a sneak preview of their savory collection [...]
Lovers of jazz and chocolate won’t want to miss this one! Tuesday October 25th 6-8pm, the swanky Bar on Fifth at Setai Fifth Avenue is presenting a collaboration between French chocolate maker Michel Richart of RICHART Chocolate and legendary jazz pianist Antonio Ciacca.
The kind folks at Godiva sent over some truffles for me to sample (which I’m still working through ^_^), and so far my faves are the parfaits!
Apparently, we are smack dab in the middle of UK Chocolate Week! What are you doing to celebrate (come on, we can celebrate it in the US right ^_^)? How about reading some of my comics about chocolate. Also, remember when I went to the UK and took loads of pictures of fantastic desserts? Yes, [...]
I went out on the town for Fashion’s Night Out again this year (with a focus on sweets of course) and had a quite a fun time! While I missed Miss Piggy’s appearance (she was fashionably late to the Ace Hotel) I did get to check out their party and view the cute Muppets themed [...]
Saturday I got to attend Global Giving Circle’s World of Chocolate event! Unfortunately, I went after a dental appointment (I had some work done, so my mouth was still numbed for the event, argh!). Despite it all I was able to manage some tasting and to get a feel for the event. This one differed [...]
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!
(Roni-Sue’s will be there!) I’ll be attending Global Cocoa Project’s pre-Valentine’s chocolate bash, Explore the World of Chocolate! And this time City Sweet Tooth readers will receive a discount on tickets! Just type in the the FIVEOFF code at checkout for $5 off of the $30 ticket! Click here for tickets! Saturday, February 12, from 1-4pm [...]
This week I was pleased to sample Derry Church Artisan Chocolates. These are artisan truffles made by Hershey, PA based chef Eric Cayton. The box I received had pieces from the International Chocolates Collection, truffles that were named after various cities around the world, with the Rome incorporating cappuccino, Dublin – Bailey’s Creme, and so [...]
Wednesday night I had the pleasure of attending a special viewing party celebrating Top Chef Just Desserts and Godiva! The episode featured a Godiva challenge where the chef’testants competed to make selections of 4 chocolates that reflected different moments in their lives. The winner would have their truffles produced and sold by Godiva nationwide!
I was invited to check out City Food tours’ Chocolate, Desserts & Wine Tour of the Upper West Side and it was a really fun experience!
Here’s a quick shot from Heavenly Cupcake where we got to make a quick stop before leaving San Diego Comic Con. Also Darlene of My Burning Kitchen gave me some yummy Jer’s candy bars (based in the San Diego area), which both feature peanut butter! I just love chocolate and peanut butter together. The pretzel [...]
Borne Confections has got some new Oriol Balaguer frozen truffles in for the summer! Rich and refreshing! Borne Confections 485 Park Avenue(between 58th St & 59th St) Manhattan, NY 10022 (212) 755-5150 www.borneconfections.com
This was the first chance to attend an UnFancy Food Show, and there were a LOT of yummy sweets to try. Here are some highlights! (above pic – Robicelli’s cupcakes)
While researching for this comic I checked out the recently opened Limelight Marketplace and there is a lot for NYC sweets fans to like! Above is a detail from one of the stained glass windows.
Chocolat Michel Cluizel 584 5th Ave (between 47th St & 46th St) New York, NY 10036 (646) 415-9126 www.chocolatmichelcluizel.com Buy an 11×14 signed high quality giclee print of this comic for $29 (plus $6.50 shipping)!
Mother’s Day is this weekend, so it’s time to think of treats and gifts for your special lady! As always, Eleni’s has a large selection of adorably decorated cookies!
Last night I got to attend The New Taste of Chocolate book release party at Michel Cluizel Boutique, and what a treat it was! It was the first of the new Wednesday event series Les Mercredis au Chocolat. I definitely encourage sweets fans to keep an eye on my site for invites to these rsvp-only [...]
Just a reminder, the Lower East Side’s Hester Street Fair opens April 24-25th and will have sweets from Roni-Sue, First Prize Pies, and Sarivole Organic Bakery!
Borne Confections 485 Park Avenue(between 58th St & 59th St) Manhattan, NY 10022 (212) 755-5150 www.borneconfections.com Buy an 11×14 signed high quality giclee print of this comic for $29 (plus $6.50 shipping)!
Migration of Senses, who put on the amazing Chocolate & I series this past February is kicking off a series of Wednesday chocolate events starting with a Michel Cluizel tasting on 4/28. Space is limited, so rsvp soon!
L’Arte Del Gelato in collaboration with Valrhona Chocolate will be serving up special chocolate gelatos (11 kinds!) at a special price ($2) and all proceeds will benefit sick children. What’s not to like?!
Available at Sweet Bliss!
I was very lucky to get to tour Sweet Bliss, Ilene Shane’s chocolate company. Above is a shot of her Chocolate Easter Eggs filled with caramel and marshmallow. Her vibrant chocolate designs first caught my attention at The Fancy Food Show, and I featured her adorable pumps and purses in this comic! Let’s take a [...]
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)!
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 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:
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.
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!
For those who are looking for a (slightly) less guilty indulgence as the year starts, you may want to check out Chelsea’s Cocoa V. A vegan chocolate boutique, their products are vegan, organic, and fair trade (also delicious). A nice way to start 2010!
I think Fling is only officially available in CA currently, but my source said she found them at a local discount shop in NYC, so keep an eye out.
The folks at Norman Love were kind enough to send over a Holiday sampler and wow are these things gorgeous! I’ve admired and enjoyed Norman Love’s chocolates at food shows, but this was my first time seeing the full package and it is beautiful.
This has been quite a weekend. Two book signings, the Chile Pepper Fiesta, and the Atlantic Antic. Somehow, I’ve managed to survive all of the fun I’ve been having ^_^ Anyway, here is a photo parade from Saturday’s Chile Pepper Fiesta at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Swirl’s Dessert & Wine Tasting looks like a can’t miss event! Roni-Sue’s Chocolates, Sweet Muse, Gotham Cookies, Liddabits, WannaHavaCookie, and Gourmetibles will all be participating in the event held at AVEvenue (15 W. 28th St. btn Broadway & 5th Ave). Liz of Liddabit Sweets and Michelle of Gotham Cookies are Roni-Sue’s assistants, so you [...]
Unfortunately before The L Magazine was able to post this comic I did, Divalicious Chocolate closed their cafe. BUT they are still in business renting chocolate fountains and setting up events as well as selling cool shirts and such on their site here. You should also check out owner Jackie Gordon’s blog here!
Yes! After The L Magazine’s web makeover, The City Sweet Tooth comic is back! Here I highlight two faves from the Fancy Food Show : Mari’s NYC and Sweet Bliss. Click here to read!
This being my second Fancy Food Show, I learned from last year and started from the lower floor where there were more sweets and less chance of being distracted by all the (seemingly thousands of) different types of cheeses and olives on the third floor. Now that’s what I call a real cheese cake!
Father’s Day is coming up June 21st and I have some sweet recommendations for the occasion! Eleni’s has this fun “Best Dressed Dad” cookie set!
I recently made a trip to England and Scotland and took a few sweets pics for your enjoyment!
Last night’s City Sweet Tooth first blogiversary party at Tekserve was so amazing! I’m still recovering, but I want to share photos from various friends and participants!
Buy an 11×14 signed high quality giclee print of this comic for $29 (plus $6.50 shipping)! Oh! Nuts! at 4923 13th Ave. Bklyn (718.853.5158) and several other locations! Click to read it at The L Magazine!
For those who observe Passover, kosher for Passover candy can bring a lot of fond memories. Raspberry jelly rings, macaroons, fruit slices, that Barton’s chocolate you were encouraged to sell to your elders every year (just like girl scout cookies!).
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 was thrilled to discover a comic I did adorning the windows of Jacques Torres Chocolate (350 Hudson at King Street, NYC)! Look at those happy bunnies too!
Check out the latest City Sweet Tooth comic! It’s about a Chocolate Extravaganza event! Click here to read it at The L Magazine!
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:
Buy an 11×14 signed high quality giclee print of this comic for $29 (plus $6.50 shipping)! Click here to read the comic I did about The Chocolate Room at The L Magazine! This is a really romantic place to get a serious chocolate fix this V-day (or any other time of year)! http://www.thechocolateroombrooklyn.com/
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!
The latest City Sweet Tooth comic – about the NYC branch of the Viennese pastry shop Demel is up at The L magazine now! Buy an 11×14 signed high quality giclee print of this comic for $29 (plus $6.50 shipping)!
Check out this box of Katzenzungen Zartbitter (dark chocolate “cat tongues”). European candy is awesome!
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)!
Update: Pure Dark now has HOT CHOCOLATE!!! I also updated this post with some more photos I just got. It’s also a good place to holiday shop for your fave dark chocolate fiends. Enjoy! Pure Dark is a new dark chocolate specialty store in the West Village (350 Bleecker St. by 10th St.) and I [...]
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….
Buy an 11×14 signed high quality giclee print of this comic for $29 (plus $6.50 shipping)! Featured: Roni-Sue’s Chocolates, Chuao Chocolatier, and Virginie Duroc-Danner. Check them out! Update! Essex Market at 120 Essex St. (Home of Roni-Sue’s) is now open Sundays 11am to 4pm! Go there, it’s awesome! To read this comic at The L [...]
I just finished my comic about the Chocolate Show which you’ll see soon, but in the meantime here are some pics to tide you over!
I had a blast at the preview night and fashion show which opened this year’s Chocolate Show. To my delight, the theme was superheroes and I managed to get some shots of the yummy fashions!
Remember to vote today! And eat some political sweets!Black and White cookies from Zaro’s featuring the candidates! (photo from Grub Street)
So I had an amazing time at the Luxee party!
Click here to see my comic at The L Magazine, it recaps my faves from the NYC Wine and Food Festival’s SWEET party! Buy an 11×14 signed high quality giclee print of this comic for $29 (plus $6.50 shipping)!
I’ve been waiting a long time for this event and it did not disappoint! It took place in a huge event hall way on the west side with several softly lit champagne lounges and one long dark hall flanked with the best pastry chefs NYC has to offer turning out their signature sweets. In other [...]
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 [...]
The Chocolate Show is coming to NYC this week and I am very excited! I went last year and had a total blast. I recommend it to all NYC chocolate lovers. Some tips : -Pre-buy tickets or try to go Friday night or early on the other days because lines can be long. -Bring a [...]
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)!
This was in The L Magazine’s “Sex Issue”. Free on every street corner in NYC! I cover Chocolat Moderne, Wine Cellar Sorbets, and Vere Chocolate. Click here to read it at The L now!