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.