jacques torres chocolates

posted by the scholar on October 26th, 2007
filed under: food

if jacques torres tells us to eat more chocolate, maybe we should! this award winning french master baker has had sweeping influence in his craft around the world, and continues to be a dynamic force in the industry, especially in his current role as the dean of pastry studies at the french culinary institute in new york. jacques has a scrumptious line of chocolates that are terrific for giving or keeping. yesterday when i was at bittersweet i came across them and had to share (and will if you come to visit!).

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look how beautifully rich and stylish this packaging is, from the satin ribbon to the font choice. accessible flavors like white chocolate key lime, espresso and chai tea, in addition to the superior traditional truffle, set the standard and tone for quite a delicious and memorable experience. and do i need to tell you that these little pieces of joy feel like silk on the tongue?

assorted boxes of chocolate start at $18 and can be purchased at his website or at his shops (66 water street in dumbo or 350 hudson at king in manhattan). enjoy!


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8 Responses to “jacques torres chocolates”

  1. Aloke Pillai Says:

    Thats awesome. Thats what I call real talent.

    Amazing find. Good job.

  2. the scholar Says:

    hi aloke,

    i hope sometime you can taste these chocolates yourself (if you have not already) — they are very delicious!

    thanks for the visit — and i like your photo on your blog! 🙂

  3. LE Says:

    actually in DUMBO it’s at 66 Water Street not 66 Hudson St.

  4. the scholar Says:

    gah! you are right LE — thank you for the comment!

  5. Bri Says:

    I love love love Jacques Torres. You can tell he loves what he does, and is almost unassumingly brilliant. I used to watch his show on PBS (I think it was PBS). He told a story about growing up in France and seeing a full sized bike made of chocolate in the window of a sweets shop. He would pass by everyday, admiring the detail of every gear and cable. One day, he got up the courage to go in and ask the chocolatier about the technique. The chocolatier laughed and took him into his walk in fridge. He said that he had brought a real bike into the fridge so it was totally cold, and then coated it in chocolate with a spray gun. Fun!

  6. the scholar Says:

    hi bri,

    as a fellow chocolate lover i had a sneaking suspicion you might know and love jacques. him i would marry but for the fact that i already have a swell husband. 🙂

    he had a show on the food network recently and he made the most amazing things on it. beautiful pulled sugar creations and of course sculptural chocolate fantasies. i love how he still has the passion for it and instills it in people on a regular basis. and i love the story you have shared in your comment. thanks!

  7. Bri Says:

    Yes, I think the one I watch was on food network. What a talent. The things he can do with pulled sugar. I too have a swell husband…maybe he can learn how to pull sugar 🙂

  8. the scholar Says:

    hahahahaha!

    actually my husband and i watched his show together and when he saw what jacques could do with pulled sugar he wanted to try it!

    our kitchen has too many pets though. 🙂

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