Monday, November 14, 2011

Chocolate Show in New York

Made from Chocolate!

The Chocolate Show, an annual New York "institution" ended yesterday but flavors and smells are still with those who attended the event. There was no bacon chocolate nor chili chocolate chips as seen in the previous years. High quality bars mixed with nuts and dried fruit, elegant pralines and ganaches, champagne truffles and 100% cacao bars were a few of the highlights. I strongly felt that this year's trend was the covered "everything" chocolate: pretzels, almonds and even goji berries. Additionally, top pastry chefs showed off their skills using chocolate making from chocolate pasta (an Italian Christmas Eve specialty) to chocolate quiche for breakfast. Look below and don't be too jealous....

Chocolate Quiche and Creamy Toast

Pasta with Chocolate and Walnut Sauce