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.
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Feeling overwhelmed by Valentine’s Day shopping? Relax, Jacques has you covered! These delectable Big Kiss chocolate treats make a great gift for your bestie or your boo, just ask InStyle. The Big Kiss was recently featured on their “Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: The Chocolate Edition,” and for good reasons. These juicy kisses are warm and sweet, making them a perfect gift for all the loved ones in your life!
A few kisses not enough to express your love? Check out the Valentine’s Day collection for more gift ideas, good for both your friends and your loved ones!
Last week Jacques performed a live demonstration for the students at the International Culinary Center in New York on how to create a Christmas Tree Croquembouche. This is a French dessert consisting of choux pastry balls filled with cream, piled into a cone, and bound together with threads of caramel and toffee.
Find and explore the best chocolate shops Brooklyn has to offer by taking a ride on the Brooklyn Bus Chocolate Tour. This 4 hour guided tour, takes guests to the best chocolate shops in town, to sample treats and go behind the scenes to see how the chocolate is made. Wow, this is awesome!
Make room for cookies! We are thrilled to be participating in the Citymeals on Wheels “Sweet September” event this month, where we will be donating a portion of the proceeds for every chocolate chip cookie sold. Donations help to provide food delivery to home-bound, elderly individuals.
Instructed by Mr. Chocolate himself, learn step-by-step at your own pace with a video lesson and instructional tutorial that teaches you how to create bite-sized treats similar to Jacques’ infamous bon bons. Tap into your inner chocolatier and register for the “Ultimate Box of Chocolates” Craftsy class launching September 19th.
The only thing better than ice cream and cookies is enjoying them together, simultaneously, in sandwich form. Today we honor the marriage of our two favorite treats, and we’re beyond proud that Time Out magazine has ranked ours one of “The best ice cream sandwiches in NYC”.
We celebrated “Christmas in July” with Taittinger Champagne by debuting our Holiday 2016 Champagne Taittinger macaron and chocolate line. Read the article here.