First, let me tell you, it's worth paying the service charge online to buy your tix before you get there, avoiding the long line that snakes out the front of the venue (especially on a rainy day!)
These beauties came from a Parisian chocolatier...simply gorgeous! Who wouldn't want to keep a box of those on the nightstand!
Sorry the images are not symetrical! I'm still learning how to use this blog software...these photos depict the Japanes chocolatier, Mary's Chocolates. I know, there is nothing Japanese about the name Mary and there is no Mary at the company. It's just a name they picked. But I enjoyed watching the Japanese artisans making the chocolates and people were lined up 4 and 5 deep at the counter to purchase these minature, edible artworks.
Chocolate Iron Man
The highlight of the show for me was meeting Michael Ricchiuti who owns Ricchiuti chocolates in San Francisco...you can find his shop in the Ferry Building...i highly recommend the burnt caramels..yum! You'll find irresistable recipes on his site, too. Here we are below..he signed a copy of his book to me and wished me well on by brownie baking endeavors:
Michael Recchiuti and the Brownie Babe!
Well, my chocolate-loving comrades, this girls is whipped!
This week i'm busy baking brownies for coworkers, friends and neighbors and looking forward to my trip out west over the holidays...i hope to make a trip to my future competitor - Fairytale Brownies. I did see them at the show. They have a nice presentation, but it is not my preferred texture of brownie.
Thanks for hanging in there with me... Join me a the chocolate show next year!