It’s Valentine’s Day so we’re bringing you a special Made in NY: The sweets and treats of New York City. We love yummy and delicious things, and with Valentine’s Day in mind, we’re going to take you through NYC to find the best home grown products.
It’s tough to find better chocolate in NYC than Jacques Torres. Master pastry chef Jacques Torres uses his love of the culinary arts and passion for New York City to devise the ultimate chocolate treats “inspired by the innovative spirit and energy of the city.”
There’s a reason he’s known as “Mr. Chocolate.”
“Stubbornly Old Fashioned since 1923.” That’s right, Li-Lac has been serving some of the best chocolate in the city for close to 100 years, and they’ve been impressing for all of them. When George Demetrious emigrated to NYC in the 1920’s and opened up his West Village, who knew that his original recipes and classic techniques would hold the test of time so well?
Alison Nelson is a born and raised New Yorker who put herself through collage waiting tables at coffee shops throughout the city. Now she’s one of the most influential culinary experts in NYC, making some of the best chocolate treats you’ll find. Anywhere. She didn’t have professional training in France or grow up in a chocolate family- she just knew great chocolate. Stop by The Chocolate Shop and try one of the hand poured chocolate bars, and you’ll know what I’m talking about.
So where are your favorite chocolate spot in NYC? Tell us on Twitter at @CitySightsNY.
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