Because life is too short for bad chocolate.
We are hanging my photographs at the Amano Chocolate Factory Store!!! They are for sale too!!!
It is a late night hanging artwork at the Amano Artisan Chocolate Factory Store.... Beautiful!!!
We had a wonderful rainbow outside the Amano Chocolate factory store today. Here is a picture -- I take it as a good sign!
I'm laying down the grout for the marble we are using for our new "Factory Store" display case. Chocolate Maker / Mason
Just dumped a bags worth of freshly roasted and winnowed cocoa beans into the melangeur. (Our new origin too!)
Pyramid of Milk and White Chocolate. Fresh raspberries and dragon fruit. (Made with Amano's Madagascar and White Chocolates)
Roasted CAB New York Strip. Bittersweet espresso Amano Chocolate (Madagascar) rub, multicolored carrots, scalloped potatoes, leeks.
Bibb Salad: Fresh strawberries, candied pecans, green apples, and ice-vin-chocolate vinegrette.
White chocolate Duchess potatoes, vanilla bean Beurre Blanc, roasted vanilla bean, micro mint.
Almond Cream Soup. White chocolate foam, toasted almonds, almond tuille
Today is a great day!!! We are roasting more cocoa for our new chocolate! Here's a pic:
The first itsy bitsy little bit of our new chocolate coming off the roller mill. Tastier and tastier!!!
The cocoa beans/nibs have been ground into cocoa liquor (cocoa bean paste). The smell gets better and better!!!
We just put the our first roast in the melangeur. We are grinding the nibs into paste. The smell is incredible!!!
We are just starting roasting our new cocoa beans! They are super tasty! Here is a picture of the beans coming out of the roaster.
We just received a new shipment of cocoa beans. I'm really excited -- great flavor!!! These will make a really tasty chocolate!
I visited William Curley's new chocolate shop in the Chelsea district of London today. It is beautiful!!
Classic traditional London late night food. Indian curries. Mmmmmm....
I'm in the midst of giving a chocolate tasting at Melt in Notting Hill (in London). Really great people are coming by.
Incredible sunset picture from Amano Artisan Chocolate Factory parking lot. iPhone pic doesn't do justice.
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