What can I say about the marvelous creation of chocolate that has not been said before? (That’s rhetorical, don’t all answer at once) First, it’s probably my favorite food, and yes: it is a food! If you have read this blog before, then you are probably aware that my preference is dark chocolate, but this week I was feeling very adventurous. Thanks to the 21st century communication platform better known as Twitter, I was able to arrange a private chocolate tasting at Vosges (pronounced Voge).
I found the following description of Vosges from their
“Vosges’ collections of chocolates have great, worldly inspirations… their truffles have exotic influences of an “East meets West” theme. The infusions of rare spices and flowers combined with premium chocolate give a delicate balance of flavor, leaving you with a layered and lingering sensation of spice and chocolate.” It should be noted that Vosges makes a variety of products, many of which do not use spices at all, so if you are as selective as I am then you will not have a problem finding your favorite chocolate.
I tasted quite a few different chocolate treats, ranging from bars to truffles to snacks and even one of the best beverages I have ever tried. Just to give you an idea of how cool this was, at one point I was sitting at a table in the middle of the Vosges store and lined up in front of me were a cornucopia of chocolates on a plate lined up from left to right, ranked in order from white chocolate to the most intense dark chocolate! I would like to thank Jaime, the assistant manager of the store who was extremely nice and turned out to be a very knowledgeable foodie. I also want to thank Maggie who expertly led the tasting and granted me sample after sample of Vosges’ products (even ones which were not on the initial tasting plate). The entire time spent at Vosges was transporting and despite the hundreds or thousands of calories that I consumed, this was one of the best experiences of my life. Read More