To celebrate the opening of New York’s first ever chocolate museum, Jacques invited friends and family, from close and afar, to preview the museum and experience it for themselves. Famous chefs such as Andre Soltner, Alain Sailhac, Michel Nischan, Eric Lacoq, Florian Bellanger, Sylvia Weinstock and more were there to support their ‘sweet’ friend in his latest endeavor.
At the party, there were models dressed as showgirls passing around assorted chocolate items and Taittinger Champagne Truffles, as well as bottles upon bottles of delicious flukes of Taittinger Champagne, a long time partner of Jacques’ chocolate making.
Kids and grandkids alike had so much fun in the Kid’s Corner of the museum, that they truly wanted to stay all night long!
There was something for everybody during this grand event, which bodes well for all those who will visit this chocolate extravaganza.
Purchase your tickets to the Choco-Story Museum here.
Photography by Eric Vitale
Introducing Manhattan’s first ever chocolate museum and experience with Jacques Torres! Here, visitors will discover the story of chocolate and its journey from tree to bar through original artifacts, nine premium tastings, kids’ corner and a bon bon making class, offering an educational – and delicious – hands-on experience for families, children, and chocolate lovers. For this venture, Jacques partnered with Eddy Van Belle, chocolate aficionado and founder of four other Choco-Story museums around the world, from Belgium to Uxmal. Choco-Story New York traces the history of cacao and chocolate by telling the story of its origin and evolution through authentic artifacts.
The 5,000-square-foot museum includes nine premium chocolate tastings consisting of blend and single origin chocolates in white, milk and dark varieties, original Mayan hot chocolate freshly ground by hand, and hand- made chocolate truffles. In addition to the museum tour tastings, taught by a professional chocolatier, customers may participate in a chocolate making class where they will be able to sample their own handiwork.
The museum also features a kids’ corner, a fun, educational space where children can dig for “undiscovered artifacts” in a sand pit and play chocolate shop proprietor with a toy kitchen and cash register.
Choco-Story New York is located at 350 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014 and is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00am – 5:00pm.
Purchase your tickets here.