They’re still waiting to appoint a new executive chef at The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. Meanwhile, Nicolas Blouin is a steady fixture, turning out beautiful confections from his tiny pastry room off the main kitchen. The 33-year-old pastry chef from Toulouse, France has worked in Switzerland, France, and Las Vegas, working at Michelin-starred restaurants and under world-famous patissiers before he landed at the Mansion five years ago.Read More
Today both Vanity Fair and the Washington Post are running stories on Scott’s expose of Mast Brother’s.Read More
I went with mixed feelings to the 32nd annual French-American Chamber of Commerce Beaujolais and Beyond festival held at the Irving Convention Center on Friday.Read More
Hop to it for a chance to win $250 in See’s Candies gift cards.Read More
The folks over at D Home have put together a mouthwatering list of some of Dallas’ best hot chocolates.Read More
Pamper yourself—and your palate—by matching chocolates with deep red-fruit flavors to wines with the same notes.Read More
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and in honor of the Hallmark holiday the folks over at D Home have put together a list of the best chocolates in Dallas.Read More
Halloween is just around the corner, and local chocolatiers are getting into the spirit of the holiday with themed, handcrafted treats. Katherine Clapner of Dude, Sweet Chocolate is offering two pound golden skulls — fabricated for Wayne Coyne and the Flaming Lips by Joshua King — made from 72% South American dark chocolate. She’s also crafted two pound “bloody hearts” (that are anatomically correct), tiny brains, and miniature skulls filled with dulce de leche and sea salt. The chocolatiers at CocoAndre have put together a selection of themed goodies. There’s colorful hand-painted skulls, chocolate coffins, jack-o-lanterns, owls, witches and more. Kate Weiser is offering beautiful, hand-painted skulls and pumpkins. And Chocolate Secrets has a range of treats from hand-made candy corns and chocolate pops to painted truffles. The sweets are a perfect option for those folks who want to go above and beyond Hershey’s bars and M&M’s this year.Read More
The packed Addison event showcased local and national chocolatiers who dispensed samples, and some knowledge too.Read More
The newest Trinity Groves concept, Kate Weiser Chocolate, is definitely an experience. The modern little spot has so much color everywhere, mostly originating from the giant wall of Kate’s painted face, but also from the gorgeous display case of chocolates. Every piece is hand-painted and one-of-a-kind, and the flavors are certainly not your average mall-store […]Read More
The 5th annual event hosts Texas chocolatiers as well as other premium makers from across the country. Sample, learn, buy, and sample some more.Read More
The shop offers hand-painted confections as well as cookies, coffees, ice creams and gift boxes.Read More
I wish these sweet-and-savory skulls were a permanent fixture at Dude, Sweet Chocolate.Read More
For the third installment of Distinguished Drinkers, we talk with Katherine Clapner, the mastermind behind Dude, Sweet Chocolate, about a few less traditional drinks in the Dallas area.Read More
Today is World Chocolate Day and tomorrow is Whiskey Tuesday. Great way to start a week!Read More
Kelsey Timmerman, the author of Where Am I Eating? An Adventure Through the Global Food Economy, will be at Chocolate Secrets at 7:00 pm on Friday, April 18 to talk on origins of chocolate.Read More
Dark chocolate consumption is a bona fide guilty pleasure of mine that I partake in regularly. In preparation for the upcoming Easter holiday, I have spent a great deal of time visiting some of the city’s most popular chocolatiers to stock up on gifts. Last weekend while visiting downtown McKinney, I made one of my favorite discoveries to date: the dark chocolate bark line from Dr. Sue’s Chocolate.Read More
Love is in the air.
Dark chocolate love.
There’s nothing worse about being stuck at home on a snow day, when you know there are seven different chocolate bars waiting for you at the office. And the kicker? Our web designer, Ricky Ferrer, is there, right now, munching away on the leftovers. I found this out over gchat. Thanks, man. Thanks, a lot.Read More
Four editors sampled hot chocolate from six local spots on a recent 29-degree day. Disses were thrown. Drinks were spilled. In the end, only one cup of goodness could win all the marshmallows.
Here’s how it went down.Read More
It’s sad to say goodbye to 2013. ‘Twas a good year in Dallas dining.
We picked Dallas’ 100 best restaurants, our 10 favorite new restaurants, and almost made Nancy work to death. I think she was sick for a good two or three months after those issues came out.
Well, it’s a new year. Cheers to good health, fewer doctors visits, and more reasons to eat out. Here are six of them, in case you couldn’t tell by the title of this post. We’re pretty excited about these restaurants openings in 2014.Read More