Thursday, July 3, 2014

Chef Michael D. Poole brings Cayenne Caramel to Paris

Chef Michael D. Poole is back in Paris!

Chef Michael D. Poole
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When I last wrote about Chef Michael, I mentioned that he presented some of his chocolate samples to Marie Gantois, owner of Mococha Chocolat in the 5th arrondissement, and that Marie expressed interest in inviting him to be a guest chocolatier during the summer of 2014. I promised to keep you informed of the developments.

I'm pleased to report that Mococha is hosting Chef Michael for a Master Class on the making of his signature Cayenne Caramel chocolates on July 10, 2014 at 7 PM. Michael will talk about the use of chiles in chocolate and demonstrate how he uses chile powder to flavor his spicy creations. The demonstration will be followed by an informal cocktail and tasting, during which he will answer questions.

Cayenne Caramel is one of three spicy dark chocolates that are part of Chef Michael's exquisite line of handcrafted, award-winning artisan chocolates. It is a vanilla caramel infused with Cayenne pepper and enrobed in 70% dark chocolate. Firehouse Chili (a white ganache infused with Chef's award-winning chili mix and enrobed in 70% dark chocolate) and Habanero Caramel (vanilla caramel infused with Habanero pepper and enrobed in 70% dark chocolate) are the other two.

Spicy chocolates
Image courtesy of Chef Michael D. Poole

Chef Michael has created a special French edition of these three chocolates in Red, White, and Blue:

Red: Firehouse chili enrobed in white chocolate
White: Cayenne Caramel enrobed in white chocolate
Blue: Habanero Caramel enrobed in white chocolate

French flag in white chocolate
Image courtesy of Chef Michael D. Poole

All six varieties will be available for purchase at Mococha Chocolat from July 4 through July 14th (U. S. Independence Day through Bastille Day).

Chef Michael has won numerous awards and accolades for his chocolates. Most recently, he won the gold medal for Best White Chocolate at the Seattle Chocolate Salon in May 2014 with his new mango-passion ganache enrobed in white chocolate.

The Cayenne Caramel Master Class demonstration is free, but reservations are required. Only a few places remain, so reserve your spot now by clicking on the link below:

Chef Michael D. Poole Master Class

See you there!

Mococha Chocolat
89 Rue Mouffetard
75005 Paris
Tel: 01 47 07 13 66
Metro: Censier Daubenton (Line 7)


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