BOW TIES AND BASKETBALLS

Voilà Chocolat was proud to support City Harvest at their gala benefit event, "Bow Ties & Burgers," on September 18th. The event raised over $100k (!) to help feed hungry New Yorkers. We'll be back with City Harvest again on October 29th at the annual Bid Against Hunger, so we hope to see you there. 

 We could have made this out of chocolate.

We could have made this out of chocolate.

City Harvest specifically requested that we do something s'mores-related. Since we're all about creativity and making things your own special way at Voilà Chocolat, we couldn't do simple, straightforward s'mores. No way. Instead, our Master Chocolatier came up with a reimagined s'more as a chocolate truffle, filled with marshmallow and a graham cracker reduction, paired with a graham cracker crumb-dusted chocolate wafer. Oh my...

 Objects in mouth may be tastier than they appear.

Objects in mouth may be tastier than they appear.

A highlight of the evening was when former NBA player Felipe López joined our station as a guest chocolatier. Not only did he produce some lovely creations with our guests, but he was the life of the party! Mr. López was enthusiastic, friendly, and very very funny. And he had the most stylish hat at the whole event. We'd be delighted to have him back with us at any time.

 Our new chefs' uniforms, as modeled by Mr. Lopez.

Our new chefs' uniforms, as modeled by Mr. Lopez.

 When you make chocolates, what does chocolate make you...?

When you make chocolates, what does chocolate make you...?

And then we were happy to see we got a shout out in the Wall Street Journal!

Of course, we were working with fine tempered chocolate, as always. Not "fondue," as some mistakenly assumed.

 Fondon't.

Fondon't.

That's ok! This just supports why it's important for Voilà Chocolat to be out there educating about chocolatiering. Until now, dipping tasty things in what appears to be melted chocolate most likely would look like a "fondue" to the average chocolate lover. Just wait until we've had a chance to teach everyone about making beautiful confections with tempered chocolate...