As our store enters the final stages of construction before we finally get to invite you over to our place, we've had to hit the town in order to see you and make chocolates with you. Fortunately, NYC offers many such wonderful opportunities.
Last week we returned to City Harvest for the second time in 2014, this time for the gala Bid Against Hunger on October 29. The sound system was cranked, the live auction was hot, and we taught several hundred New Yorkers how to enrobe and decorate their first chocolate truffle ever.
We debuted three new flavors of truffle centers at this event: milk chocolate champagne ganache, dark chocolate lemon curd, and white chocolate pumpkin pie spice - very appropriate to the fall season.
Our favorite quote of the evening: when we explained to one man what he could do at our station, he exclaimed, "It's like a dream come true!"
A week later, on November 6, we made our debut at Taste of T, a beautiful and engaging annual event by the New York Times style magazine, where chefs serve fine foods in glittering designer showrooms in the Architects and Designers Building. Voilà Chocolat was assigned to set up our camp in a luxury bath fixtures showroom, and we resisted the urge to hop into the huge bathtubs and take goofy photos.
We were delighted and overwhelmed to have a long line of eager guests waiting to make chocolates with us all night. Everyone seemed to be having such a fantastic time making their own beautiful dessert with their own two hands. By the time 9pm rolled around, we'd probably met and taught over 600 people, and we were thrilled and exhausted. We hope to return to Taste of T in 2015 - it was unique, high-quality, and great fun, and it raised funds for God's Love We Deliver.
As of now, the next event at which Voilà Chocolat is scheduled to appear is our opening, in early December in our very own store! Stay tuned for details...