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Jacques Torres Chocolate

A Look at the Sweet World of Jacques Torres

Jacques Torres (aka Mr. Chocolate) has been working with pastries and chocolate since he was fifteen years oldJacques Torres (aka Mr. Chocolate) has been working with pastries and chocolate since he was fifteen years old. His experiences have resulted in an impressive resume: an apprenticeship at La Frangipane in his hometown of Bandol, France as a teenager; an eight-year stint at Hotel Negresco in Nice with chef Jacques Maximin; a degree of Master Pastry Chef; Corporate Pastry Chef for the Ritz Carlton Hotel Company; eleven years working with Sirio Maccioni at Le Cirque and its later incarnation Le Cirque 2000; multiple television series; and the list goes on.

In December of 2000, Jacques embarked upon yet another adventure in the form of a chocolate factory and adjoining shop in the up-and-coming area of DUMBO (Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass) Brooklyn. As the area has continued to thrive, so has Jacques Torres Chocolate.

Jacques Torres Chocolate shop is a small café area where chocolate-lovers can enjoy a hot chocolate (or "Jacques Frost" in summer) and a pain au chocolatThe shop and factory are separated only by a wall of plate glass windows, so upon entering most first-time customers are immediately drawn to these windows where they spend a few moments watching candy being made in the custom designed space.

The shop itself has a small café area where chocolate-lovers can enjoy a hot chocolate (or "Jacques Frost" in summer) and a pain au chocolat.

Jacques Torres ChocolateWherever you look, though, there are Jacques' signature yummy treats. Specific chocolates include Earl Grey Tea (dark chocolate, tea, cream vodka), Fresh Squeezed Lemon (lemon juice, cream, milk chocolate, Absolut Citron) and Alizé Hearts of Passion (dark and/or milk chocolate, passion fruit, Alizé liquor, cream). Aside from the glass case of individual chocolates, there are shelves of bags and tins with everything from chocolate cornflakes to chocolate lollipops to wedding favors. Note that brownies are only available on Saturday.

Jacques Torres Chocolate, 66 Water St., Brooklyn, 718-875-9772. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. www.mrchocolate.com

Jacques Torres Chocolate

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