|Jacques Torres, brilliant chocolatier and sign maker|
I could not agree with you more, Jacques Torres. It turns out I basically agree with you about everything, but especially this little gem of a motto. (I could not have been more excited to take this picture, can you tell??? In fact, this was one of the only publishable photos where I wasn't grinning like a giant dork. Keri, you're seriously one of the most patient people on earth. Nothing but love for you.)
I recently had the awesome privilege of visiting Jacques Torres' adorable little chocolate haven in Brooklyn (it's actually in DUMBO--Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass--is that not the cutest thing ever? But I digress.) Ever dreamed of visiting Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory? Well, here's your chance.
|Entering Chocolateland (cue the singing angels).|
The building's exterior is plain yet very clever--it's a working chocolate factory, so the windows expose their magical chocolate-making machines. And the minute you step inside...the wonderful and powerful scent of all things chocolate wafts through the air. Combined with the gorgeous dark brown and orange color palette and overwhelming displays of all things chocolate, I felt Instant Chocolate Happiness. Forget a kid on Christmas. At Jacques Torres, I felt like a kid on crack riding a pony on Christmas.
|Perfectly packaged, delightfully delicious.|
|[Enter Crazy Chocolate Freak to counter]|
Me: I'll take it.
Chocolate Lady: You buy the bark by the pound.
Me: Ok, I'll take 10.
Chocolate Lady: That's a lot. I think you mean 1.
Chocolate Lady: *blank stare*
|I chose almost one of everything because |
variety is the spice of life.