I usually do not post much about current news in the restaurant industry but this I had to share. The finalist for the 2016 James Beard Awards were just announced and Chicago made a strong showing with 14 finalist.
Have you ever been enjoying your box of chocolates on Valentine’s Day and wonder why we have the tradition of giving chocolates? I was asked recently by my inquesitive kids and my first instinct was to tell them to not worry about it, there never needs to be a reson to give chocolate!) Against my better judgement I did a little research and it is a fascinating story dating back to the 1800’s. Read on to find out why we give Chocolates on Valentine’s Day…
A common question we see come up on a semi-regular basis is around Cacoa, or Cacao, or both? Chocolate commissioners often use the two words interchangeably. They are related but actual refer to different stages in the chocolate making process. Read on to learn the difference between cocoa and cacao…
Nothing says Chicago quite like football. Can I get a Da Bears… Planning a football party and
want to differentiate your Super Bowl party and have your guests raving this year? A little
chocolate will go a long way in allowing you to craft up some unique football themed treats this
year. We have scoured the internet for some unique ideas to help make your Super Bowl or College
Football Playoff party a touchdown and two point conversion for your guests. Below we have listed 7
fantastic ideas to take your dessert tray from subpar to superb. If you have left-overs feel free to
send them our way!
One of our favorite chocolate artisans did an amazing Valentine box this year. In the review find out how the box stacks up against other Valentine boxes. The box is based upon destinations such as London, New York, Paris and features a fine chocolate that represents the area.