Saturday, March 28, 2009

omg omg omg!

Get ready for some major food geekage.

1) Our Molotov Pineapple truffle rocked the Colorado dinner at the Jame Beard House. My darling Chef Instructor Amy was the dessert goddess ,and asked us to contribute the truffles for the mignardise plate. Feedback is we were a major hit, with people marveling at the complexity of the confection. It's Chef's formula, but I made that batch. From swiping the molds with colored cocoa butter to putting them in their little paper cups - it was all me. Yes, I am proud.

2) Food Network is filming some Challenges down in Centennial over the next week or so. Yesterday's was a chocolate challenge. Jacques Torres (whom I adore - I used to watch his show and in addition to being a magician with chocolate, he is also one of those classy chefs who thinks teaching what he knows to others is a sacred duty) is in town, and has been introduced to
Wen Chocolates through one of Will's contacts. By now, Jacques Torres has probably eaten something that I made. I am swooning.
3) Yesterday morning, three of Duff Goldman's assistants were in the shop, raving about how much they love our stuff. Yes, the folks from Ace of Cakes know who we are. This is one of the few times I've been sad that our kitchen and our shop are not in the same location. If they were, then I would know who they were, unlike our shop maven, Steven, who had absolutely no idea.
It could have been Mary Alice! Or Geoff! We just don't know! AAAARGH! But, they know who we are, and they love our chocolates! Yay!
4) Friday, we are providing the dessert for the IACP dinner hosted by Cook Street School of Fine Cooking, as well as truffles for a few associated parties. I will post photos.


Bree said...

Cool!! I love Food Network Challenge. Do you know what the theme is for the only filming near you?

kate said...

I'm not sure what all the themes are. They had a chocolate challenge Friday, and will be filming a few more over the course of the week. The production company that does Challenge is headquartered here, so this happens a lot. Chef was invited to compete once or twice when someone backed out, but since they call the day before or the day of, he's not been able to do it. Maybe someday.

Bridgete said...

Yay, that's great! =)

Jenn said...

Oh wow, how fantastic! The photo is the pineapple truffles? They look delicious :o) What are you doing for the IACP dessert? Can't wait for pictures of that too!

ginger said...

HOLY CRAP!!! Smack the maven for not knowing who Ace of Cakes is....then email them to tell them you smacked said maven.

there's a contact link at www(dot)charmcitycakes(dot)com.

where in centennial? i'll go crash the party right now!!!...i'm in centennial as we speak, ya know!