Archive for October, 2013

Beer & Chocolate Pairing Suggestions

Beer and artisan chocolate can be a match made in heaven (although the opposite can be true too so experiment!).  I had the fun job of sampling many fine beers from our nation’s breweries while exhibiting at the Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival last weekend in Calgary, and here are four of my favorite pairings: Beer & Chocolate Pairings: Vertical Winter Ale (Tree Brewing Co.):  This ale pairs really well with our ‘Creme Brulée Truffle’ (Decadent vanilla Bean ganache sprinkled with gold sugar).  The tasting notes on the beer include caramel and nut flavours, combined with a smooth malt >> READ MORE

Ideas for entertaining with fine chocolate

I presented some new ideas on BreakfastTV this morning for entertaining using chocolate this holiday season.  Check it out here!

Mission accomplished – we raised over $9,500 for Bulembu!

Many customers have been asking me how and why I became involved with Bulembu, so I wanted to share the story. I was approached a couple of months ago by the team who were putting together a large fundraiser for Bulembu International in Edmonton (there is a great network of local supporters). They were organizing a private dinner with The Tenors, and wanted to have chocolate favours for the guests.  They approached me with this paid engagement, but while we were doing the photo shoot for the Bulembu Collection, I learned more about the project that was being done in >> READ MORE