Carrots, celery, corn, cucumber. The four C’s of. . . ice cream? Yes, ice cream. And vegetables. Together.
Jacques and his team have created some inventive seasonal flavors this year. They’re only available in limited quantities, so try them while you can.
Gothamist will give you a preview, here.
“Wine and chocolate share a lot of similar characteristics. . . When you taste the two side by side, it is remarkable to see the similarities and differences.” Jacques shares these thoughts and more with Centurion Magazine. Click here to read the interview in its entirety.
What better way is there to kick off Summer than with ice cream?
On the eve of Summer, Jacques opened his doors and the freezers for guests to sample some fresh, new ice cream flavors for Summer 2012 along with some of his classics.
Thank you to Abby of The City Sweet Tooth for her blog post about the evening.
Jacques is packing up and preparing to head West!
Join Jacques and Kobrand Wine and Spirits for something sweet under the tents at the 30th Anniversary of the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. Fonseca BIN 27, Croft Pink and Taylor Fladgate 10 Year Old Tawny paired with cookies, ice cream and chocolate!
Jacques offers his tips on how to create a sweet and salty treat, dark chocolate bark.
Women’s Health magazine dubs it perfect for a “cheat day” snack. You can try your hand at the recipe posted here or pick some up at any of the Jacques Torres Chocolate retail stores or online at www.mrchocolate.com
What a great idea!
We love that Butterfly Fly has shared a birthday party tip inspired by Jacques’ MrChocolate App.
Read the post here and download Jacques MrChocolate App for iPad from the iTunes store here.
Born and raised in Indonesia, Budiharto (“Richie”) had every intention of enrolling in college to study Industrial Engineering. Perhaps it was all the food television he had been watching, but he had a change of heart. “I liked the idea of creating something that makes people happy and having the opportunity to do that on a regular basis”. No more industrial engineering, Richie enrolled at Le Cordon Bleu in Arizona and obtained a degree with a specialty in Pastry and Baking.
While he was enjoying living and working in and around Arizona and Las Vegas, Richie’s brother, who was in New York for school, urged him to come visit him in New York. “I came to visit for 2 weeks and I fell in love with New York”.
During his education Richie volunteered to work with many great chefs and it was during this time that he was truly exposed to all that can be created with chocolate. Assisting the likes of Chef Stephane Treand (MOF) and Chef Jacques Torres (MOF), he learned a great deal about techniques and witnessed their “amazing vision and creativity” in the medium of chocolate. “Having worked with them inspires me to become a master chocolatier.”
Since Richie had fallen in love with New York City and with chocolate, it seems only natural that he has found a home here at Jacques Torres Chocolate! “I love to work on seasonal chocolate pieces and special projects like the production of the chocolate Stanley Cups, but there are also so many other elements to learn here. I’m learning production techniques, machine operation and from Chef Jacques I can also learn about business ownership and management.” Richie’s ultimate goal is to one day own and operate his own chocolate business.
From his early influences in France to the MOF (Meilleur Ouvrier de France) to building his chocolate company, here’s a round of quick fire questions Julie Mautner recently posed to Jacques for Food Arts magazine.
You know that Jacques loves his boat. He enjoys spending time on the water and fishing with family and friends, but that’s not all. Yes, he even cooks on his boat!
New York Magazine’s special issue, Design Hunting (available on newstands now or here: nymag.com/buydesignhunting) shares a close-up look at Jacques’ cozy kitchen. Pick up the issue to learn a few tips about how Jacques manages his floating kitchen.
Purse Blog makes a good point – the only thing better than a handbag for Mother’s Day is “a delicious handbag”! We couldn’t agree more.
You can read the post in it’s entirety here. Please note, however, that while, yes, the chocolate handbags are available in-store only, they are available in all of our retail locations, not exclusively at Hudson Street.