Sunday, March 20, 2016

Dessert Professional Magazine's 2015 Top Ten Chocolatiers

Flashback to January 27th, when I had just gotten back from Las Vegas Market, dropped of my luggage and headed over to the Dessert Professional Magazine Top Ten Chocolatiers in North America tasting event held at Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in New York City, presented by Cacao Barry and Kerekes. Guests enjoyed the finest chocolates prepared by the top ten chocolatiers. 

Selected from across North America, the 2015 Top Ten Chocolatiers are:

Michael Antonorsi, Chuao Chocolatier, San Diego, CA
Anette Righi DeFendi, Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates, Kohler, WI
Elaine Hsieh and Catherine Sweeney, EHChocolatier, Boston, MA
Oliver Kita, Oliver Kita Chocolates, Rhinebeck, NY
Slawomir Korczak, Polska European Bakery and Chocolat, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Daniel Sklaar, Fine & Raw, Brooklyn, NY
Santosh Tiptur, Co Co Sala, Washington, D.C.
Christophe Toury, Voila Chocolat, New York, NY
Adam Turoni, Chocolat by Adam Turoni, Savannah, GA
Susanna Yoon, Stick with Me, New York, NY

Christophe Toury, Voila Chocolat 
These truffles were unbelievable! Basil Yuzu seemed
to be everyone's favorite but I loved them all! Flavors included
Mint, Basil Yuzu, Raspberry, Caramel Banana Rum, Coffee, Champagne,
Speculoos, Jack Daniels and Praline.

Santosh Tiptur, Co Co Sala

Anette Righi DeFendi, Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates
Dark Chocolate Hearts

Original Buttery Terrapins

Michael Antonorsi, Chuao Chocolatier

Daniel Sklaar, Fine & Raw

Slawomir Korczak, Polska European Bakery and Chocolat

Elaine Hsieh and Catherine Sweeney, EHChocolatier
Pine Nut Cinnamon - Candied pine nuts & cinnamon 
ground into a finely textured praline

Oliver Kita, Oliver Kita Chocolates
Flower Bombe - Passionfruit, Elderflower, Ginger

Habanero Romantico

Japanese Mermaid - Darck chocolate ganache seaweed

- Kim Weling

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