#HH2013 – Vosges Haut-Chocolat, A Sophisticated Sweet Gift! Holiday Gift Guide 2013
Vosges Haut-Chocolat’s intriguing chocolate creations are made with the finest ingredients from around the world, sourced by Founder and Chocolatier Katrina Markoff. Three days following her graduation from Vanderbilt University, Katrina moved to Paris to pursue her dream of studying the culinary arts at Le Cordon Bleu. Using her palate as her guide, she then embarked on a world tour that began with an apprenticeship in Spain under the direction of Ferran Adrià and continued east through Southeast Asia and Australia. The purple house of Vosges Haut-Chocolat and the concept of Travel the World through Chocolate™ were inspired by her journeys. Katrina’s fusion of indigenous spices, flowers, roots, herbs and liqueurs with premium chocolate creates a sensory experience that nurtures awareness of and appreciation for the world’s diverse cultures.
There is such a difference between “good” and “bad” chocolate. Is there bad chocolate? If you raided your children’s Halloween buckets this year you will know it is a resounding “YES”. There is bad, bad chocolate out there. But enough of that, I am going to tempt your palate with something amazing.
Vosges Haut-Chocolat is not your ordinary chocolate. Oh no. One taste of a creamy and sophisticated truffle transports you to Paris. Close your eyes and you can almost feel the breeze wafting over the River Seine. You can almost see that Eiffel Tower in the distance, hear the Parisian music in the park. It’s quite breathtaking.
The layers of flavor are amazing – surprisingly one of my favorites the Smoke & Stout Caramel: Rogue’s Chocolate Stout Beer + Alderwood smoked salt + burnt sugar caramel + 70% cacao dark chocolate. It’s deep flavor that reminds me of an old English pub, but without that manly beer permeating through the air.
And one more thing – Bacon + Chocolate. YES, this is a variety of chocolates Vosges Haut-Chocolat carries. Doesn’t this look amazing? I can’t wait to get my hands on some! It’s unexpected flavor pairings like this that make Vosges Haut-Chocolat stand out among the rest of the chocolate makers.
With gifts of all shapes and sizes, you can find some amazing treats for the chocolate lover in your life. Which, if you are anything like me, is YOU.
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