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Visiting Vosges Haut Chocolat in Chicago

Exterior, Interiors of Vosges Haut Chocolat in Lincoln Park, Chicago When I visited Chicago, I had to visit Vosges Haut Chocolat mostly because this company is started and based there. I came with a friend to their Lincoln Park, which is considered Vosges’ flagship. It is much larger shop than the one and looks more of a glamorous romantic than the darker, bohemian chic than New York’s SoHo boutique. I find it quite interesting that each store has its own personality rather than having a “cookie cutter” template of how each store should look like. (more…)

La Maison du Chocolat’s Chocolate Tasting

Table setting Last week, La Maison du Chocolat kindly invited me to their chocolate tasting session called Paracours Initiatique: Tamanaco. It’s a nice, intimate setting in the back of their Upper East Side boutique’s café; adorned in handsome warm wood and a marble topped bar off to the right. Also, the adorable jungle-themed Easter decorations add a bit of playful flair to the grown-up setting. It’s edible, by the way. It’s made of molded, colored white chocolate with milks and dark chocolates. (more…)

The Chocolate Test and A Lesson or Two on Chocolate

For all you chocoholics who happen to love the dark bittersweet 70%-ish variety, this is your post! I’ve been taking my grand ol’ time with these chocolates since I don’t want to really kill myself with the sugar, caffeine, and well…chocolate. Trust me, you don’t want chocolate to kill your stomach (which happened already) and/or have a psychological lashing like I had with croissants. I like croissants but not as much as I used to after I went bonkers with them last year and it took me nearly 5 months to get back on eating them. Anyways, back to the..