New Years Joy: Wine and Scotch

Here are two pairings to start the New Year off in style. The Wine Pairing The Chocolate: The Jackie {36% Milk} – Caramelized Milk Chocolate with Fleur de Sel, available as a chocolate bar and as a Petite Jackie, in a bite.   I The Wine: La Tordera Gabry Rosé Spumante Brut, from the same region in Italy as Prosecco – Valdobbiadene.  A super cool blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Incrocio Manzoni 13.0.25 (a hybrid of Raboso & Moscato D’Amburgo).  Aromas of strawberries, raspberries red delicious apples, floral notes with hints of red pepper.  A balanced palate, that is fresh >> READ MORE

Cause for Celebration: A Joyous Pairing

“It looks like a party!” Really, that is the kind of response I want to invoke, and this pairing inspires that. The Chocolate: Rosemary & Dulce de Leche Truffle- Dark chocolate truffle with rosemary, topped with dulce de leche.  From The Waltz of Sweets – Winter Collection 2017 The Wine: Champagne Hubert Paulet Tradition Brut 1er Cru N/V- Beautiful grower Champagne from Premier Cru Vineyards in Rilly La Montagne.  On the nose aromas of orange, lemon curd, honey and minerality swirl in the glass.  There is a richness in the wine, from partial malolactic fermentation, dosage of 9 g/l, and >> READ MORE

HIRING IN CANMORE: RETAIL ASSOCIATE (PART-TIME)

Retail Associate – Canmore (Part-Time) JACEK is a small Alberta-based business that is committed to spreading joy through fine, fashionable chocolate. We are a detail- oriented, joyful and creative team that wants to make a difference in the communities that we serve. We are looking to hire a Retail Associate to join our small but mighty team at our Canmore Boutique. This is a retail role reporting to directly to the Boutique Manager, and is a part-time position.   Responsibilities: -Provide 5-star service to guests -Keeping the shop clean (very clean!); daily, weekly and monthly cleaning schedule -Rotating stock & merchandising >> READ MORE

A cozy Thanksgiving pairing by Sommelier Sasha McCauley

When JACEK Chocolate goes to the pumpkin patch, and returns with a delicious Thanksgiving caramel, I just had to find a pairing for it: PX in the Pumpkin Patch with JACEK Pumpkin Spice Caramel. Sherry is an underappreciated wine category, which is unfortunate as it has a range of styles from bone dry to very sweet, that display an array of flavours and are wonderfully complex. When I saw a Pumpkin Spice Caramel was included in the Thanksgiving collection, I knew I wanted to try it with Lustau Pedro Ximénez (PX) Sherry. I was excited to pair the caramel with >> READ MORE

Easter Bunny Designer Contest

This Easter season, we will be launching our first ever colouring contest! Colour the Easter Bunny for your chance to win three reproductions of your design. There will be winner chosen from each JACEK location and Instagram. Contest Rules: 1) Must be submitted to one of the JACEK Chocolate Couture locations: see www.jacekchocolate.com for Boutique locations in Canmore, Sherwood Park and Edmonton, or you can mail it in to one of the boutiques. 2) For an extra submission, take a photo of your design and share it on Instagram by tagging @jacekchocolate #JACEKBunnyDesigner. 3) All submissions to be in-store and/or >> READ MORE