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Chocolate tours in several cities

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jamie Blache Apr 13, 2010. 14 Replies

I am on an assignment and will travel to Ann Arbor, New York, Boston/Cambridge, San Francisco, Portland. I am soliciting  advices on chocolate/dessert spots to visit. Thanks a lot. 

Water Ganaches

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark J Sciscenti Feb 8, 2010. 6 Replies

I am looking to experiment with water ganaches. I am hoping to get some opinions, recepies, comments on the shelflife. I am thinking to make some Oolong tea truffles for my brother's Wedding. Cream…Continue

 

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Sarah Scott and Gary Shieh are now friends
Oct 18, 2010
Matt Caputo left a comment for Gary Shieh
"Gary, According to Alex Rast of SeventyPercent.com. Domori's Guasare won't be released for three years."
Jun 25, 2010
Matt Caputo left a comment for Gary Shieh
"Gary, Give me your email please. Thanks, Matt"
Jun 25, 2010
Matt Caputo left a comment for Gary Shieh
"Gary, We ship to California regularly and it is only two days ground to you. Therefore shipping is insanely cheap. I am planning on bringing most of Artisan du Chocolat's bars. I was not aware Domori had a Guasare and am super pissed they did…"
Jun 25, 2010
Gary Shieh left a comment for Matt Caputo
"Hi Matt, Thanks for posting the article on how you are cultivating a population of fine chocolate lovers. I was told that you might be carrying chocolate from artisan du chocolat. What variety are you carrying? I am in L.A. I would love to get some…"
Jun 24, 2010
Gary Shieh commented on Artisan's blog post New Vietnam bar
"Hi, I have been trying to get your bars for awhile. Any chances of getting them in the U.S.?"
Jun 10, 2010
Jamie Blache replied to Gary Shieh's discussion Chocolate tours in several cities
"If you make it to Ann Arbor, you must make a stop to Zingerman's Deli. They have a great Chocolate Lady, Duff, who can show you their outstanding retail department. They don't make their own candy but do make their own gelato and baked…"
Apr 13, 2010
Jamie Blache replied to Gary Shieh's discussion Chocolate tours in several cities
"Love, love, love Recchiutti! I met Michael at one of the NY Chocolate Shows and he was so nice and down to earth too."
Apr 13, 2010
Denise Fontaine Kelce replied to Gary Shieh's discussion Chocolate tours in several cities
"Hi Clay, I know you said Portland ,but Seattle isn't that far... I am a Chocolatier with Dove Chocolate Discoveries (TM) in the Seattle area which is great chocolate ,but there are some other amazing chocolate makers here like... Seattle…"
Apr 9, 2010
Danielle replied to Gary Shieh's discussion Chocolate tours in several cities
"Sure Clay, sorry...kind of an extensive list. San Francisco: Cocoa Bella Recchiutti Scharffenberger/Joseph Schmidt (Pier 1) Tcho (Pier 17...walked by...wasn't open) Candy Shop on Pier 39 near the back - can't remember the name...mainly…"
Apr 1, 2010
Clay Gordon replied to Gary Shieh's discussion Chocolate tours in several cities
"Danielle: The whole idea of a discussion like this is that this information is public and shared. So I would appreciate your sharing it and not asking people to e-mail/message you and keep it private. :: Clay"
Apr 1, 2010
Danielle replied to Gary Shieh's discussion Chocolate tours in several cities
"Hi Gary- I have created my own chocolate tours of San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago....depending upon how long you have and whether you are renting a car, I can definately suggest some locations for you to visit. Email me if you would like and…"
Mar 31, 2010
Valerie replied to Gary Shieh's discussion Chocolate tours in several cities
"I'd be happy to speak with you. You can reach me at vconyngham@gmail.com."
Mar 18, 2010
Scott replied to Gary Shieh's discussion Chocolate tours in several cities
"Some Portland chocolate highlights -- - Chocosphere (the dominant mail order lifeline for serious consumers nationwide). - Cacao (for quality of the selection and knowledge level of the staff, the best chocolate retailer I've seen). - Sahagun…"
Mar 18, 2010
Gary Shieh replied to Gary Shieh's discussion Chocolate tours in several cities
"Hi, I am in Boston now. Thanks for the suggestions. If there is a chance I hope to talk to you personally. I have sent you friend request. Maybe we can chat a bit more. Thanks."
Mar 17, 2010
Mark J Sciscenti replied to Gary Shieh's discussion Chocolate tours in several cities
"In Portland OR, go to Alma Chocolates. Sarah Hart is the owner. She can be contacted via this website or hers."
Mar 7, 2010

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My Vancouver chocolate tour

Posted on February 6, 2010 at 3:30pm 1 Comment

I was visiting families and friends this past holiday season and I had the chance to check out several chocolate shops in town. The chocolate scene in Vancouver is definitely booming. New stores and more convenient branch locations for some famous names are blooming to the excitement of the coming Winter Olympics/ Valentine’s Day combo. Although I wouldn’t advise anyone to go for a Vancouver chocolate tour during the Games unless that’s what they are also there for, the huge infrastructure… Continue

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At 1:01am on June 25, 2010, Matt Caputo said…
Gary,
According to Alex Rast of SeventyPercent.com. Domori's Guasare won't be released for three years.
At 12:56am on June 25, 2010, Matt Caputo said…
Gary,
Give me your email please.
Thanks,
Matt
At 12:55am on June 25, 2010, Matt Caputo said…
Gary,

We ship to California regularly and it is only two days ground to you. Therefore shipping is insanely cheap. I am planning on bringing most of Artisan du Chocolat's bars.

I was not aware Domori had a Guasare and am super pissed they did not tell me about it. I just did an order. F^*K!!!!!!!! I am not interested in Hotel Chocolate.
 
 
 

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