If you thought going to Godiva at Stamford Town Center or your local artisan chocolate shop to buy a three dollar truffle was expensive, then you just might be amazed to learn about the world’s most expensive truffle. These 1.5 oz. gems of chocolate are made by Fritz Knipschildt, Master Chocolatier of Chocopologie in Norwalk and Knipschildt Chocolatier. The La Madeline au Truffle is made with dark chocolate, ganache, and French Perigord truffle.
The Most Expensive Truffle in the World Comes from Fritz Knipschildt of Chocopologie. How expensive?13 Feb
Whether you’re going with that hot new date of yours, someone you’ve been seeing for a year, someone you’ve been together with for 20 years, or if you’re going in on it with some friends, you’ll want to hit up In Love & Chocolate. This event at the Shelton Courtyard Marriott takes places on 2/8 from 1-4 pm and features live music, chocolate and food samples, a glass of bubbly, and your shot at some prizes. Enjoy it all for $40 per couple or $25 per person . . . not too shabby. There’s one more thing that you will enjoy: money raised here goes directly to The Mary A. Schmecker Turtle Shell Fund (providing music and arts education to the community) and Spooner House (providing food, shelter, and support for people in need).
As of today, here are the restaurants, bakeries, chocolatiers, and cakeries that will be on hand:
- Bricks & Barley Tavern
- Common Bond Market
- Courtyard by Marriott
- 500 Degrees
- Focaccia’s Cafe & Eatery
- Liquid Lunch
- Nikki’s Candy Boutique
- The Pink Cupcake Shack
- Rotk’n Chocolates
- Royal Bakery
- Seasonal Sweets & Catering
- Stone Gardens Farm
- Taste & See Gourmet Cupcakes
- Tea with Tracy
- Tidmarsh Home Bake Shop
- Wildflour Confections
Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be sprinkling ideas of things to do this Valentine’s Day with your boo bear. Today we want to share a great option for couples who want to do something fun together on 2/14. For $150 from 5-6 pm, couples can come into Le Rouge Cafe in Westport for some fun. As you work on creating your own chocolate confections you’ll get to relax with some hot cocoa and slice of cake. As for what you can make, each person has the choice of 6 strawberries, 6 figs, 20 cherries, or 4 unique bars that you have total control over.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and, you know what that means: yup, time for the annual Chocolate, Wine, & Food Lovers Evening! This year it’s going down on 2/5 from 6-9 at The Marriott Hotel & Spa in Stamford. This event has been held as a way to not only help people find the best drinks, food, and desserts in Fairfield County, but to also give attendees a chance to pick up some great gifts at the Valentine Boutique or via silent auctions. But, the real heart of the event is the cause: 100% of the proceeds go directly to Shelter for the Homeless, a Stamford-based organizaton that serves Lower Fairfield County by “[P]roviding temporary housing to homeless men, striving to obtain permanent supportive housing and services for men and women tailored to meet their relevant needs, and empowering people to help themselves achieve their greatest level of self-sufficiency.”
Last year was so much fun, we talked with so many great people, ate so much great food and tried out so many new restaurants, drinks, chocolates, and cupcakes that it was well worth it. Tickets are just $60 and can be bought here, by calling (203) 406-0017, or online/at the door for $70 after 2/4.
Can you remember what you did when you got out of college? Took a job as a waiter, a substitute teacher, a receptionist, or just ripped your hair out waiting for that phone call? Well, for Jacob Maude and Mason Amato graduating college meant having a chance to do something fun, something great, and something big. That big thing is what is now called Cocoa Loco.
Even in high school in Old Greenwich, Jacob and Mason had high hopes and constantly bounced ideas of world domination back and forth with each other. Their moment of inspiration came when they visited Cadbury and various stores for ideas after they had stopped working at a souvenir company. What they noticed was that every store had some counter space devoted to chocolate. This is where the choco-madness began!
They practiced hour upon hour, day upon day, perfecting their chocolate making. They read to the point of eye strain and to the point of sweet exhaustion from stirring the chocolate. To get an even closer look into the world of the cocoa bean, Jake took a job at a chocolate factory. Soon after, they were able to secure a professional kitchen to use. Their first shift was a mind-bending 12 hours from 8 pm – 8 am, but they did produce 500 bars as a result.
Celebrate the new year with the gift that keeps on giving: chocolate truffles. It keeps on giving because you’ll learn how to make your own batch. But, we’re not talking just any plain ol’ truffle that you could pick up at CVS. We’re talking truffles that have brought Oprah to her knees (and probably made her break a diet or two). Yes, we’re talking about the fine work of master chocolatier Fritz Knipschildt.
Fritz is the owner of Chocopologie Cafe, a favorite spot in Norwalk and becoming a go-to spot for hungry and chocolate-crazed Stamfordites. Join Fritz (a Chopped alum) at either of these spots for a nice light dinner (savory crepes, sandwiches, or salads) followed by a dark chocolate truffle making class. Yes, yes…you’ll be able to take the truffles home. But, most importantly, you’ll learn how to make these yourself and will have the recipe with you to treasure.
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