Thursday, August 27, 2009

surfas: republica del cacao event

surfas los angeles will be hosting "republica del cacao chocolate magic demo" for free on Saturday, August 29, 2009 from 12pm - 2pm.

...join us in the test kitchen at surfas as we welcome master pastry chef and chocolatier jean-marc viallet. using republica del cacao chocolate, chef viallet will reveal the magic of working with this often tricky substance. for many home bakers, chocolate can be as fickle as it is delicious. for professional chefs, they can experience the challenges daily; “one drop of water and the chocolate is dead” says viallet.

on the menu:

-chocolate cookies with single origin chocolate drops, from ecuador
-cookie sandwich with 75% los rios
-truffle lavender with 75% los rios
-gelato chocolate

surfas contact info

Thursday, August 6, 2009

max brenner:
milk chocolate cubes filled with orange peel praline cream and caramelized pecan bits

down under and searching for chocolate. max brenner has the most adorable packaging and his store is gorgeous. "chocolate by the bald man" (discretely stated on the package, in the store, on the mugs...) is a delightful treat. it reminds me of gianduia with lovely little orange teases - - - the carmelized pecan bits have a great crackle.