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Friday, May 04, 2007

Chocolatiers come to town

Ever since Lee's doctor told him to eat a little chocolate everyday, I've kept a stash of over 70% cocoa chocolate bars in a drawer in the kitchen. My everyday bar is Chocovic's Ocumare which uses Venezuelan criollo beans. That's probably why I am so fond of Michael Mischer's chocolate bars which also rely on the Venezuelan criollo. They aren't easy to find in San Francisco but today you can not only find them, but also find Michael Mischer of Michael Mischer Chocolates from noon until 2 at Fog City News. You just know there are going to be samples, right?

Fog City News sells one of the largest selection of chocolate bars anywhere. They sell all kinds of chocolate and are a good place to find something unusual or hard-to-find from the world over, including Valrhona’s new 2006 Vintage Estate Grown chocolate bars, Coppeneur of Germany, Rococo of London, Domori of Italy, and more. The shop is located downtown just a hop skip and a jump from the Ferry Building. If you are in the neighborhood stop by and pick up something to add to your stash. After all, variety is the spice of life and one great chocolate bar deserves another.

Next Monday, May 7th from noon to 2 you can meet Lloyd and Lindy Marin of Chocolate Visions in Scotts Valley. I know nothing about their chocolate so if you do check it out, report back! It does appear they make confections as well as bars so perhaps you'll find something for Mother's Day?

On Wednesday May 9th one of the great American chocolate innovators, Katrina Markoff of Vosge Haut Chocolate will be in the shop from noon until 2.

And finally on May 10th you can meet another local chocolatier who actually supplies the chocolate to many local confectioners like Charles Chocolates and Recchiuti. Gary Guittard of E. Guittard line of chocolates will be at the shop from 1 until 2:30.

Fog City News
455 Market Street (between First and Fremont)
San Francisco
Monday – Friday 8 am – 6 pm
First Saturday of the Month from 11 am – 5 pm