Saturday, September 20, 2014

Chocolate Arts

September 20, 2014

Brief Note from J
Chocolate Arts invited the public to sample their exclusive blend, Allure 71.1% dark chocolate created by Chocolatier Greg Hook at the Or Noir™ laboratory in France, made of a blend of Mexican, Dominican and Peruvian beans. The Allure was used in a variety of ways, of which unlimited samples were provided to everyone.

Allure chocolate ganache - 2+

J's comment > the 'basic' version of the Allure, this was the piece for me - smooth and creamy, almost mousse-like in the centre but definitely much denser than mousse, w a thin crust surrounding same; not too sweet and not as bitter as the 71% threatened; very addictive

Allure chocolate mousse - 2+

J's comment > airy, creamy (this was definitely a mousse) and incredibly light, just a whiff of the Allure flavor found in the above ganache but by no means any less addictive

Allure truffle w blackberry filling - 2+

J's comment > well balanced filling, not too sweet, slightly jammy (well really, what berry isn't in this form?); blackberry highlighted the Allure chocolate

Allure eclair - 2

J's comment > loved the whipped Allure chocolate mousse, but salted caramel base too salty, completely overwhelming the chocoalte; choux slightly stiff and crisp, I would prefer a softer choux

Allure covered desiccated peach - 1

J's comment > really chewy fruit, but couldn't tell it was fruit if I wasn't told; sticks to the teeth like crazy; didn't get the chocolate at all... Bummer :(

Allure hot chocolate - 2

J's comment > not bad; slightly thick hot chocolate, not as rich as the drinking chocolate I prefer (this is 20% chocolate whilst most drink chocolates are 30% chocolate, 10% makes a big difference), not too sweet; texture slightly coarse though, would have liked it just a tad thicker

Chocolatier Greg Hook presenting the Allure

Chocolate fountain. :D Haha... no I think this was a chocolate tempering machine. Although I have a pack of graham crackers that I'd like that spout to be thisclose with...

Where the magic happens

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Extra Comment

The Allure ganache and mousse cake are already available for purchase but call ahead for the blackberry truffle.

Previous Posts

Apr 18, 2014 (afternoon tea)
Jan 25, 2014 (2014 Hot Chocolate Festival)
Jul 6, 2013

Labels: chocolate, event, fairview, sample

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