Tuesday, February 28, 2012
TASTE TV's Chocolate Salon is like walking into Willie Wonka’s factory with your own golden ticket. The Olympics for chocolate artisans, this event brings chocolatiers from across the globe to compete. They are there to have their point of view experienced, to promote their businesses and express their passion for making the perfect bite of chocolate. They have all got a unique voice. Some have discovered new ways to incorporate more brilliant color in the shell of a truffle, some are masters of shape, some are alchemists of substance. Others have tried combining spices and ingredients as yet unseen in a chocolate mixture, allowing the attendees to try new recipes at the event, sometimes for the first time.
Many of these chocolate companies are family run, and their generational pride is palpable. Treasured recipes, perfected for decades and passed down through family members are perfected and served up at this elite event— the perfect opportunity for these pioneer chocolatiers to share their recipes with the world. They offer their confections with such genuine enthusiasm that one cannot help but taste it in each truffle, bar and every tiny chip of chocolate. Siblings, cousins, couples and friends have come together to collaborate and along their journey have discovered much, all of it meant to be shared with the world. They are inspiring.
These photos are from the Fall Chocolate Salon. Enjoy, then I’d suggest you buy a ticket and check it out for yourself. Make a memory of your own.
Posted by The Food Apprecianado