I was catching up on my reading this morning and came across this article about Chef Perry Hoffman, culinary director at SHED in Healdsburg. I've always admired him and his family's commitment to food culture in Northern California. (Mark and I had our rehearsal dinner at The Apple Farm in Philo! Amazing!)
Needless to say, I was more than chuffed to see that Chef Perry enjoys my labor of love as well! Near the end of the Escoffier Questionnaire listing his favorite places to go for various food stuffs, he calls out La Forêt for chocolate! Thanks, Chef!
It's unofficially summer and we're celebrating with a collection of chocolates inspired by America's best regional desserts. Pack up the station wagon and hit the road!
The journey starts in the Empire state with New York Cheesecake. Just the right amount of tang from the cream cheese and the dense, luxurious texture of cheesecake in a simple ganache. Pair that with tart, cherry reduction and a graham cracker "crust" and there you have it, a perfect little dessert encased in 72% dark chocolate.
We're just getting started on production, but here's the full ten flavor line-up for this summer's allocation. More information about the regionally sourced ingredients to come....