Sunday, June 19, 2011



1. a state or point in which something has come to maturity or had a desired outcome

2. the enjoyment of a desired outcome when it happens

3. the production of fruit by a tree or other plant

Fruition is: Superlative, delicious, handmade chocolate and confections

I had the honor of working with an extraordinarily talented pastry chef and chocolatier a few years back while I was still in school. We worked on a chocolate showpiece alongside Peter Greweling called "Detritus" (pictured below). Over the past few years we have stayed in touch and now he is starting up his own bean to bar chocolate company in Beacon, NY. His name is Bryan Graham. He started making his own chocolate (in his house) about 3.5 years ago and has been doing it ever since. I recently had the pleasure of trying a sample of his 65% chocolate. Let me say this....probably one of the best chocolates I have tasted in a while. Rich and full of delicious flavors and nuances. It had a lot of complexity and depth to it. Really a great chocolate. He plans to be up and running and turning out 500# batches by early July. He mentioned to me that he wants to start with a couple different origins through which he will purchase his beans...Costa Rica and possibly Peru. He plans to have a couple different chocolate percentages from each 65%, 72, a milk, and a dark-milk. One very interesting thing that he mentioned to me is he plans on being able to cater towards his fellow pastry chefs and design specific blends, roasts, covertures etc. to fit there needs. VERY COOL! I am very much looking forward to sampling some more of Bryan's work. Below is a link to his website. I strongly recommend checking it out. Well done Bryan. Congratulations on all your hard work and accomplishments. I cant wait to come up and visit your facilty.


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

New Dessert

Violet, Raspberry, Acai, Verjus Blanc

Violet custard, crispy angel food cake, argan powder, raspberry gel, acai gel, rasberry tuile, verjus blanc veil, candied violet, acai sorbet, fresh raspberry