Sunday, December 12, 2010

Fritz Knipschildt at the 2010 Chocolate Show

Making Chocolate Magic...that was the demo from Fritz Knipschildt of Knipschildt Chocolatier ...I have to say these demonstrations that were shown were worth the admission alone!! They are also great for young people interested in being a pastry chef or Chocolatier. 
Fritz was born and raised in Denmark and he founded Knipschildt Chocolatier LLC in 1999. He also opened the cafĂ© Chocopologie in South Norwalk in 2005.  His European background, the formal education as a Chef in Denmark along with his training in France and Spain, have blended with his American experiences to influence his chocolates and confections. 
I really felt these demonstrations were wonderful...their was quite a crowd for a Saturday afternoon
Fritz and his assistant were very informative 
Fritz seemed really very nice and happy to answer everyone's questions during the demonstration 
Serena Palumbo, who was a Food Network Star contestant, introduced the chefs
they used equipment I would not associate with chocolate but......
if it works...so be it...and it seems Oprah likes his chocolates as well 
how could you not smile when this is your job? 
you have to be very careful not to break the sculpture 
too pretty to eat? I think I would get over that quickly!!
future Chocolatier's getting some information 
Fritz was kind enough to pose with my assistant, Jo, who was a great help at the show & we didn't realize Nick Malgieri was in the background getting ready for his demo....life was good......
You can purchase the most expensive truffle, La Madeline au Truffe, at Fritz's website below....La Madeline au Truffe starts with a decadent 70% Valrhona dark chocolate, heavy cream, sugar, truffle oil and vanilla as the base for the rich decadent ganache. A rare French Perigord truffle (a rare mushroom) is then surrounded by this rich decadent ganache; it is enrobed in Valrhona dark chocolate and then rolled in fine cocoa powder. The result is pure extravagance! Lying on a bed of sugar pearls in a silver box tied with a ribbon. Cost is $250.00 for 1.9oz !! 



They also have great holiday chocolates as well on the site...be sure to check it out. A chocolate shop in Dubai is also opening very soon. I am sure you will be delighted with the confections. 

Today's Words of Wisdom: Anything is Possible 

Cannoli Dreams for You.....until next post 
                               Rosemary

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