Monday, February 09, 2009

patisserie kubler & christian camprini

Sorry, I didn't publish all your comments right away, we spent the weekend in Hokkaido, there was lots of snow and lots to tell about, but I will probably get to it sometime later this week.

Here are the next chocolates: Patisserie Kubler is a shop in Strasborg, France. Their chocolatier, Yoshinori Asami is from Japan. Apparently this was the same selection that was sold at last year's Salon du Chocolat Japan, but I couldn't find out much more information on what types of filling they were and it didn't come with a chocolate map, so I will just tell you what I thought they were.

The one with the orange dot was a passion fruit ganache covered with milk chocolate.

The one to the right of it was a hazelnut ganache covered with milk chocolate.

The bottom left was a lavender or rosemary or basil ganache covered with dark chocolate.

The one with the yellow dot was a lemon or citrus ganache covered with dark chocolate.

The ganaches all had a slight crunch but matched their covering chocolates, my favorite was the lavenderish one.

Christian Camprini is an MOF (an award given to the best craftsmen in France), whose shop is in Opio, France.

This bon-bon set also didn't come with a chocolate map, so again I will just tell you what I thought they were.

The one on the top left was a dark ganache covered with dark chocolate.

The one to the right of that was a hazelnut ganache covered with dark chocolate.

The one on the bottom left was a chai flavored ganache covered with dark chocolate.

The one to the right of that was a dark chocolate ganache covered with dark chocolate.

When I went to Hankyu on the 4th, his chocolates were selling there too (post about what I bought there, way later). I thought maybe I could read up on what the chocolates were. They had the top left one listed as raspberry-rose ganache, and the bottom right one as a cassis-violet, but I don't think that was it, if they were flavored they were REALLY delicate, to the point of non-existence. I was hoping he had a website or something but there was no information. So, I'll stick to my first impressions. His chocolates were delicious, my favorite was the one with the chai ganache.

Hope you aren't getting tired of these chocolate posts.

13 comments:

Lynne said...

Can't wait to hear about your trip!

Debinhawaii said...

Yeah--you got to see some snow! ;-) These chocolates all look delicious too. I need to seek out some good chocolate. Can't wait to see what you bought at Hankyu!

K and S said...

Thanks Lynne, hope to get this post out soon :)

Say "blizzard" Deb :) Hope to get this post out soon too!

Take care you two.
Kat

Abigail said...

Oooh, Hokkaido! I'm SO jealous - I'll get there one of these days.

And you can never have enough chocolate - I'd love to try one of those chai ones one day. Sounds yummers.

Phoebe said...

Hazelnut ganache! Lemon chocolate is really nice too! Hope you had a nice time in Hokkaido.

Tamakikat said...

Us sick of chocolate? Never:)

It's a great time to go to Hokkaido.

I wonder if you went to the 'yuki matsuri'. I want to go on the slides they have set up-looks like fun:)

And then there's the skiing, the zoo, the icebergs, the caramels, crab, the sushi-mmm mm...Hokkaido...

TK

K and S said...

I hope you get a chance to go soon, Abigail :)

It was a nice time in Hokkaido, Phoebe :)

Hokkaido was fun Tamakikat, you'll have to wait to see what we did!

Take care everyone.
Kat

Rowena said...

Heehee! I just read your comment about "sil" and I had to smile 'cause she wasn't there (down with the flu). It wouldn't have mattered though because at this point I can only feel pity for people who choose to behave so high makamaka.

I love all your chocolates, but while reading it the thought occurred to me to ask how many in weight do you think you have at your house right now? I've got about a half pound -- the ones from my mother-in-law! :lol:

K and S said...

he he cool about the sil...wouldn't have wanted her to have ruined the mood.

weight as in chocolates? with the stuff I've bought recently plus the stuff I have in a separate bin in the refrig, I would say about a pound or more...as for the weight of kat that will remain anonymous...sigh.

Vinita said...

I just love chocolates. there hardly would be anyone who doesn't love chocolates. But I doubt if there's any one like me who lives on chocolates. My mouth is already salivating.

K and S said...

If I'm not mistaken Vinita, chocolate is a food group :)

Take care.
Kat

christian magazine said...

am wishing that the price is not oo steep for me... it looks yummy... :D

K and S said...

I hope it is not too pricey for you, Christian Magazine!

Take care.
Kat