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Ki Xocolatl voted best tasting chocolate!

Started May 8, 2013 0 Replies

From the world famous THE CHOCOLATE ROOM BROOKLYN ... "Single-Origin Tasting event [was] such a great success! In addition to sampling outstanding single-origin chocolates, we had a fun, and friendly…Continue

Mezcal and Chocolate?

Started Apr 25, 2013 0 Replies

Mezcal & Chocolate: The Palate of IndulgencePull up a chair, and sit yourself down.  I’m going to tell you something you already know, but you need to be reminded.If mezcals (and tequilas)…Continue

Our website is coming together ...

Started Aug 25, 2012 0 Replies

Our new website is coming together ... and we welcome comments and suggestions ... www.mexican-chocolate.com.  Thanks!Continue

 

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Louis Varela replied to Clay Gordon's discussion Weird Flavors and Inclusions in Chocolate
"I'm not sure if this is weird or not, but after almost 2  years of experimentation, Ki Xocolatl will introduce two new varieties at the Fancy Food Show in New York this summer: Dark chocolate with Key lime citrus Milk chocolate with…"
Feb 26
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PEN America New Books -- Chocolate at Powerhouse Books

January 29, 2014 from 5pm to 7pm
PEN America will highlight new books by its members ... including ... CHOCOLATE: ITS SEXUAL POWER WITH RECIPES ...See More
Jan 14
Louis Varela and Tessa Patti are now friends
Dec 9, 2013
Tessa Patti liked Louis Varela's discussion Ki Xocolatl voted best tasting chocolate!
Dec 9, 2013
Louis Varela posted a status
"The Chocolate Room in Brooklyn is expanding ... They have information on their move on Kickstarter with all kinds of details ..."
Nov 5, 2013
Louis Varela posted a discussion

Ki Xocolatl voted best tasting chocolate!

From the world famous THE CHOCOLATE ROOM BROOKLYN ... "Single-Origin Tasting event [was] such a great success! In addition to sampling outstanding single-origin chocolates, we had a fun, and friendly blind taste test of 5 different single-origin chocolates baked into our Flourless Chocolate Cake. The judging was difficult because all competitors have such incredible chocolates, but, in the end, ki’Xocolatl from Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula was voted most delicious." …See More
May 8, 2013
Louis Varela replied to Ramon Recalde's discussion The perfect paring: Chocolate with _____? in the group The Science of Chocolate
"Why, the perfect pairing with dark chocolate is ... mezcal! http://fave.co/10DGAiR"
Apr 25, 2013
Louis Varela joined Clay Gordon's group
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The Science of Chocolate

Are you interested in all the nitty gritty details of cacao and chocolate - genetics, geopolitics, agronomy, taxonomy, and the like? Then this is the group to join to take a deep dive into chocolate.
Apr 25, 2013
Louis Varela posted a discussion

Mezcal and Chocolate?

Mezcal & Chocolate: The Palate of IndulgencePull up a chair, and sit yourself down.  I’m going to tell you something you already know, but you need to be reminded.If mezcals (and tequilas) reflect the flavor, scent and smokiness of the earth in which they are crafted, then there must be complementary tastes that can be paired with each mezcal.  When pairing mezcal, a perfect complement is chocolate.  In this new book, which includes an essay by Clay Gordon, the appeal of mezcal and…See More
Apr 25, 2013
Louis Varela posted an event

Brooklyn Bake-Off and Single-Origin Tasting Benefit at The Chocolate Room

April 27, 2013 from 11am to 2pm
Mark your calendars because on April 27th The Chocolate Room is sponsoring a benefit for international cocoa farmers. Five local purveyors of single-origin chocolate, Madecasse, ki’Xocolatl, Raaka,…See More
Apr 25, 2013
Jeff Pzena and Louis Varela are now friends
Nov 24, 2012
Louis Varela posted events
Oct 17, 2012
Louis Varela posted a discussion

Our website is coming together ...

Our new website is coming together ... and we welcome comments and suggestions ... www.mexican-chocolate.com.  Thanks!See More
Aug 25, 2012
Louis Varela's event was featured
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Dark Chocolate & Mezcal at Prospect Wine Shop

September 30, 2011 from 6pm to 9pm
Ah, yes, the notorious ILEGAL MEZCAL from Oaxaca ... nowthing pairs better with it than ... artisanal chocolates from Mexico's Yucatan. Join us for a FREE MEZCAL AND CHOCOLATE pairing event at Prospect Wines ... You won't know how you ever managed to enjoy an after dinner drink without mezcal and chocolate!See More
Sep 21, 2011
Clay Gordon might attend Louis Varela's event
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Dark Chocolate & Mezcal at Prospect Wine Shop

September 30, 2011 from 6pm to 9pm
Ah, yes, the notorious ILEGAL MEZCAL from Oaxaca ... nowthing pairs better with it than ... artisanal chocolates from Mexico's Yucatan. Join us for a FREE MEZCAL AND CHOCOLATE pairing event at Prospect Wines ... You won't know how you ever managed to enjoy an after dinner drink without mezcal and chocolate!See More
Sep 21, 2011
Louis Varela's event was featured

MAYA: SECRETS OF THEIR WORLD at Royal Ontario Museum

November 15, 2011 at 6pm to March 31, 2012 at 7pm
A major exhibition focusing on the ancient Maya opens at Toronto´s ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM in November.Called, MAYA: SECRETS OF THEIR ANCIENT WORLD, this ground-breaking exhibition will include the sale of chocolates ... and Ki Xocolatl has been chosen as the chocolate from the Maya world to be on sale.The exhibition will run through 2012, and plans are being made for it to continue to the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa in late 2012.See More
Sep 14, 2011

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Dark, Milk, White?
Dark
Most memorable chocolate experience:
Decline to state!
My favorite chocolate is:
Ki Xocolatl

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At 12:00pm on April 28, 2011, Matt Caputo said…

Louis,

 

I would love to talk. matt at caputos deli dot com

 

Best,
Matt

 
 
 

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