One bite of these decadent confections and you’ll know why <i>Gourmet</i> voted them one of the top three chocolates in the world. Created by Danish chef Fritz Knipschildt, the handmade artisan sweets feature the world’s finest ingredients, like Valrhona chocolate, Spanish almonds, and Jamaican rum. A pioneer in the culinary industry, Knipschildt was the first to experiment with sweet and savory flavors, infusing his chocolate with herbs, spices, and flowers. The result? Masterpieces that taste as amazing as they look.
One bite of these decadent confections, and you’ll know why <i>Gourmet</i> voted them one of the top three chocolates in the world. Created by Danish chef Fritz Knipschildt, these award-winning, handmade artisan chocolates are made from the world’s finest ingredients, like Valrhona chocolate, Spanish almonds and Jamaican rum. A pioneer in the chocolate industry, Knipschildt was the first to experiment with sweet and savory flavors, infusing his chocolate with herbs, spices and flowers. The result? Chocolate masterpieces that taste as amazing as they look.
Entertain with wit and style with these top picks from Seybert, a former fashion designer turned home-decor guru. Add some whimsy to the table with her embroidered linen cocktail napkins and colorful bubble wine glasses, and light some deliciously scented Joya candles to set the mood. Stock the powder room with Coyuchi’s organic-cotton towels (a spare set’s always good to have on hand). And if you’re the guest, thrill your hostess with a box of dark-chocolate truffles from Knipschildt. (Want more tips from Seybert on how to get your home holiday-ready? Click <a href="http://www.gilt.com/blog/2010/11/12/2288-curated-by-design-kim-seyberts-holiday-tips">here</a>.)
Listen to your mother and get her the artisanal confections she craves. Start with Knipschildt’s bite-size truffles, available with hints of rosewater and champagne. Does she prefer toffee? Then give her one of Valerie’s 12-piece assortments. (Our favorite? The almond flavor garnished with fleur de sel). If she’s a foodie, we suggest Vosges’ exotic candy-bar flight, which offers an explosion of deliciousness in each bite. Or you can cut right to the chase and go for Cocoa’s coveted rich chocolate; it’s sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.
A symphony of flavors and textures mix in this selection of hand-crated confections. Think almonds drenched in dark chocolate and rolled in cocoa powder, and pear-walnut truffles featuring a luscious Beurre d'Anjou filling. Or go for holiday-themed delicacies, including a log of marzipan and nougatine roulade covered with Ecuadorian single-bean dark chocolate.