Category Archives: Chocolate

Buy a real dragon egg for Easter

March 22, 2014- Master chocolatier and artist, Håkan Mårtensson of FIKA Tribeca, is preparing some special treats for Easter. Among them are Game of Thrones dragon eggs!

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FIKA: The best $6 gourmet breakfast Downtown

Update February 23, 2014- The $4 ham and cheese croissant is back on the menu. July 5, 2013- The $4 ham and cheese croissant, and $2 coffee, at FIKA is the best gourmet breakfast downtown because the croissants are made … Continue reading

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Kaffe 1668 Tribeca serves pour-over technique

October 12, 2013- The newest Kaffe 1668 that opened this year on Greenwich Street offers an extensive pour-over coffee technique. The southern location by Whole Foods does not, but rather makes one-cup brews using the Steampunk machine (they got rid … Continue reading

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Road trip: Video tour of FIKA’s chocolate factory in Tribeca

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Chocolate skulls galore

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Another chef (Jacques Torres) leaves Manhattan

Updated October 11, 2013- The Hudson Street factory of Mr. Chocolate is moving to Brooklyn. The retail operation will remain in Tribeca. With so many fine chefs moving to Brooklyn, is Manhattan no longer the leader in culinary trends?

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The differences between fine chocolate and cheap chocolate

February 13, 2011, Updated February 13, 2012 By Steven Greer, MD There are many high-end chocolate shops in New York that sell $3-per-piece chocolates. Do they makes those in-house or import them? Is their chocolate any better than Hershey’s? To … Continue reading

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FIKA coffee, wine, pastries, and chocolate

(From the Fika website) Meet Håkan Mårtensson – our master in the art of chocolatering! Born and raised in the heart of the Swedish south, Håkan knew from an early age that he would devote much of himself to tickeling … Continue reading

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Road trip: Eataly

Brookfield Place is trying to make something like Midtown’s Eataly. Let’s hope they succeed.More photos below

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Easter at François Payard

François Payard in the Goldman Sachs alley

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Financier in WFC

Financier has now relocated to the second floor by American Express, in the Winter Garden. ________________________________________________________________ 250 Vesey St, In World Financial Center between building 4 and 3 Enter on Vesey Street across from Goldman Sachs, (212) 786-3220

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Françoise Payard gets competition: $9 chocolate bar at Shake Shack

December 16, 2012 Across the Goldman Sachs alley from Françoise Payard’s gourmet chocolate shop is the Danny Meyer Shake Shack. Interestingly, Shake Shack has entered the high-end chocolate market with $9 chocolate bars. In comparison, same sized bars at Smoke … Continue reading

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Francois Payard Bakery

*** BatteryPark.TV has selected this establishment as a Best of Downtown for Pastries, breakfast and lunch sandwiches You can rate this restaurant here, and can post your opinions and experiences with this business in the comments section (In full screen … Continue reading

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Smart entrepreneurs making healthier chocolate bars without high fructose corn syrup

In full screen 1080i HD Smart entrepreneurs have spotted a huge demand for healthier chocolate bars. Much like the alternative drinks that have displaced traditional Coke and Pepsi, boutique markets are carrying a wide variety of chocolates that are made … Continue reading

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BPC has gourmet Easter chocolates this year

(In full screen 1080iHD) Jacques Torres chocolate is now available at Battery Place Market, and François Payard’s chocolate is down the strip a few doors. To learn more about what makes fine chocolate different from cheaper types, we refer you … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week

This photo is appropriate for Photo of the Week given that it is Valentine’s Day soon  

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