sábado, 11 de outubro de 2008
Chocolaterie In Brooklyn
By Zain Deane
Tucked away under the Brooklyn Bridge, amid the cobblestone streets, warehouses, and million-dollar lofts of DUMBO, lies a hidden homage to a charming European tradition: the Chocolaterie. Jacques Torres is well known to fans of the Food Network for his mastery of all things chocolate. And honestly, wouldn’t you want to visit the headquarters of a man who has earned the moniker “Mr. Chocolate”?
The all-things-chocolate theme doesn’t end there. Besides the individual pieces, you can buy rich slabs of milk and dark chocolate (“bark”), fresh pain au chocolat (chocolate croissants), bags of chocolate-covered nuts and pralines, and even cookbooks specializing in … you guessed it. And the staff is—again, for New York—amazingly friendly and warm. (I guess I would be to, if my job rivaled that of an Oompa Loompa.)
Jacques has opened up another, larger branch on Hudson Street, for those who won’t or can’t leave Manhattan, but I prefer the rustic charm of the Dumbo branch. I love its quiet, secluded tranquility; its friendly ambience; and its dedication to one of life’s sweet indulgences.
66 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201