Saturday, October 20, 2012

Special Event: Fall Pairing with Shocolaate at World of Beer

Special Event: Fall Pairing with Shocolaate

Join us for the Fall Moon Pairing!
Thu, 11/8/12

Special Event: Fall Pairing with Shocolaate

Come enjoy delicious hand rolled truffles from the lovely ladies of Shocolaate and sip beer paired specially for the occasion.

To RSVP please email Lisa at:
Tasting Menu:
Pumpkin - White Chocolate with Pumpkin Puree, and Nutmeg
Paired with: Shipyard Pumpkin
Star of India - Milk Chocolate with Red Chilies, Cardamom, and Honey
Paired with: Napa Smith Grateful Dog
French Toast - White Chocolate with Maple Glaze, and Cinnamon
Paired with: Chimay White
Colombian - Dark Chocolate with Colombian Coffee, and Coffee Bean
Paired with: Schofferhofer Grapefruit
Marzipan - Dark Chocolate with Salted Almond
Paired with: Rodenbach
PB - Milk Chocolate with Peanut Butter, and Madagascar Vanilla
Paired with: Shiner Bock
Smores - Dark Chocolate with Marshmallow, and Graham Cracker
Paired with: Southern Tier Creme Brulee
Orange Guava - Guava Jam, Fresh Candied Orange Peel
Paired with: TBD

Monday, October 1, 2012

Girls Night Out at Saks 5th Ave

This Thursday Shocolaate will be participating in a wonderful event to help support a great cause. Gulfstream Goodwill  Industries assists people with disabilities and other barriers to employment to become self-sufficient, working members of our community.

Thursday from 530-8PM at Saks 5th Ave in Palm Beach Gardens join us for Girls Night Out featuring the Fall 2012 Trends for Trish McEvoy Cosmetics. 

Tickets are $50 and will include a $25 gift card to Saks, horderves from Brio Tuscan Grille, cupcakes from DD's Cupcakes  and of course artisan truffles by Shocolaate .

Saks 5th Ave is proud to donate 10% of the event sales to Gulfstream Goodwill Industries. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Festival of Chocolate

It's that time of year again! When all chocolate lovers gather from near and far to celebrate all things chocolate. This years Festival of Chocolate will take place at Nova Southeastern University Arena  in Ft Lauderdale on OCTOBER 13th & 14th. This decadent show will feature vendors from all over South Florida. Guests will have a chance to...

Participate in an Interactive Chocolate Candy Making Demonstration  

Eat and drink : Chocolate and Wine Tastings

Watch the Live Judging of the "Best of" Chocolate Indulgence Competition covering Six Chocolate Categories

 Taste, Touch and Smell Beans fresh out of a Cocoa Pod

Whip Up a batch of Chocolate Lip Balm

Play a Round or Two of Brownie Bingo... and you can eat the playing pieces

Dip and Decorate Marshmallow Kebobs

Take a Cupcake Photo

Sample and purchase chocolate delicacies from all over South Florida 


Go to The Festival of Chocolate to pre purchase tickets or buy them at the door!

Shocolaate will be there, don't forget to stop by check out our table! Pumpkin and French Toast truffles will be present and we will be participating in the "Best Truffle" competition. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Breakfast for Dessert

Good Morning all! I hope you woke up with an appetite today. As most of you know here at Shocolaate we release seasonal truffles. Last year as soon as these French Toast Truffles released they blew out the door. So here they are again! These are made with a shell of pearl white chocolate and a creamy center of cinnamon, honey, maple and a few other secret ingredients. Basically it's like French Toast but better! The rest of the week I will release photos of our other seasonal truffles. Keep an eye out for our PUMPKIN truffle!
French Toast Truffles showered with Cinnamon
The next truffle I am going to post has been a favorite since the day it made its debut. The S'mores truffle. This is the no hassle version of eating a S'mores! No campire required yet still brings back great memories eating them as a kid. Like anything else, any good product starts with good quality ingredients. This is made with a bittersweet dark chocolate and laced with marshmallows. It's then dipped in a creamy milk chocolate and rolled in graham cracker crumbs. If' you're feeling nostalgic then by all means eat them on a stick! (Skewers are fine too :))

These truffles will be great conversation starters at any event this season! Email me for more details! Available in boxes or platters. 

Hope you enjoyed looking at them! Now...enjoy eating them :)

With LOVE -Shocolaategirl

Monday, September 10, 2012

Fashions Night Out @ Saks 5th Ave Palm Beach

Saks Fifth Avenue Hosts FNO to support the Palm Beach Zoo

This past week Shocolaate got to participate in a wonderful night full of glitz, glamour, and of course chocolate. Fashions Night Out is an annual event held on one night world wide to kick off Fashion Week. Sponsors included some great Palm Beach based companies including The Chesterfield Inn, Lamborghini Palm Beach, The French Wine Merchant, Shocolaate, Pretty Suite Inc, X Productions and Dakota Breyer Designs. If you missed it this year then don't worry! There is always next year. Check out our photos from this WONDERFUL event. Thanks SAKS!
Fashion's Night Out Saks Sponsors

Diana Pace (Shocolaatemom) and Cristina Vives (Shocolaategirl)
Shocolaate Table Set Up
Offerings included Dark Chocolate Brownies, Decadent Truffles, Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookies
Dakota Breyer Designs for Palm Beach Zoo Display

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Detox Day 9

So I'm a little over a week into my detox and I'm feeling better than ever...Ok maybe I cheated on Sunday Funday, but I'm only human! As soon as Monday rolled around I was back at it..Until Tuesday night at the Heat game (oops). But I just had Vodka Soda (not like I ate a huge steak). So other than a few slip ups, I've pretty much stuck to the plan. I've gotten super creative in the kitchen and I'm loving more than ever my trips to Costco and Publix. When the 21 days are up, I've decided I'm going to give up red meat for a good while. I totally don't crave it and on the contrary I actually get a bit woozy when I see/or think of eating it. My favorite meal thus far is definitely Lunch. Before it would have been Breakfast/Brunch because I'm such an egg fanatic but as you all know, eggs are not something I can eat on the detox. I want to share a few yummy food pics/recipes for those also participating and are getting bored in the kitchen. Here you see a bowl of lentil soup. It's very light and brothy. First I start by boiling the lentils with a couple bay leaves, salt, pepper, diced garlic, garlic salt, and cumin. After a while I add chopped onions, red bell pepper chopped, large diced carrots. Let it simmer on low/medium heat and then season to taste. Add Lime and cilantro to finish. Its very healthy and a great vegetarian option. You can also add snow peas for color.
This is one of my favorite salads. In a bowl whisk together the juice of one large lime, a couple tables spoons of Olive Oil, Salt, Pepper, and Siracha (if you like it spicy). Add diced onions, a grated carrot, diced red bell peppers, cucumbers large dice, avocado, and cilantro. Mix it all together and serve with any dish! Top it with more siracha if you'd like. You taste all of the natural flavors in this salad. It's amazing. Below is a photo sans siracha.
If you are a full time vegetarian, part time detoxer, or a full blown meat eater, these Boca Burgers are truly satisfying for all! Just heat a skillet and cook them a few minutes on each side. If you want the burger effect then eat it with a whole wheat bun or eat it with the salad above. When I had my first bite of these yummy things I was so surprised at how it really tasted like meat. But it's actually soy. DEFINITELY recommend.
Don't forget to wash it all down with some nice Orange Limeade!! (no sugar) ENJOY! -Shocolaategirl

Shocolaate Spring Collection

Thursday, March 29, 2012

DAY 2: The Daniel Fast

Hi all, Shocolaategirl here..Last weekend I was at a Bridal Shower for a good friend. While I was there I ran into another girlfriend who was looking better than ever. She was telling me about this "Fast" she was participating in. For her it is a Religious Fast. The first 6 days of her fast, she lost 6 pounds. And she was looking thin and slim so automatically I was interested in how she did it. When you fast for Religious reasons it is not supposed to be to lose weight. For that reason, this is not a Religious fast for me.Rather a Detox. While the rest of us were sipping Champagne and eating imported cheeses and crackers as well as our Cordon Bleu Crepes, My GF (Deziree) was only drinking water and eating grapes. I felt super bad for her! But hey, shes devoted and she's sticking with it!! So a day later I asked her what the guidelines were. She sent me the link and started right away. I think that when you start a diet/detox/any kind of weight loss program, the last day you should start is on Monday. You should start as soon as you are prepared , if that's Tuesday than so be it! For me it was (Yesterday/Tuesday). When I started Tweeting about what I was doing, I got a couple to join in! They are shopping this week an are going to start on Monday.We are using a hashtag on Twitter called #DanielFastPB. Incase you feel like joining after reading! Post all of your thoughts/recipe ideas or whatever you feel like with that hashtag. To break down the detox simply it's basically like this. No meat(including chicken, fish, or any other animal), no Caffeine (This is hard for me because I suffer from bad headaches, so I'm allowing myself 4 oz every morning for the first week), No Sugar or Sweeteners (YES THAT MEANS NO CHOCOLATE) (Must be naturally sweetened), No Dairy or eggs, No ALCOHOL, and lastly NO White Carbohydrates. It sounds like a lot of things right? Well actually i've been searching for recipes and come up with quite a few good ones. This detox makes it easy be creative in the kitchen. The best part about this detox, YOU GET TO EAT EVERY 3 HOURS!! I mean seriously what is better?! Yesterday upon waking up I made a huge pitcher of Lemon/Orange/Cucumber infused water. I've been drinking this stuff all day, it has curbed my appetite and the fruit adds a nice flavor rather than just the same old water. Here is a photo of the yummy stuff!!
For dinner I am making a Vegetable Thai Soup *Spicy. I'll upload a photo as soon as it's done. Here is the recipe for those interested! A deep soup pot Extra Virgin Olive Oil (enough to coat the pot) 1 HUGE Yellow Onion (Large slices) 4 cloves Garlic (Minced) 2 Tsp Fresh Ginger (Diced) 1/4 C Red Bell Pepper (Small dice) 2 Bay Leaves 1 dried red chili (Whole) Salt and Pepper to taste Garlic powder Vegetable broth (1 box) 2 Large Carrots (small chop) 6-8 Mushrooms (Chopped) 1 C Peas 1 tomato (diced) Lemon or Lime Cilantro (and lots of it) In the pot sautee the onions, garlic, ginger , bell pepper, red chili and bay leaves. Let these items sweat. Season with Salt, pepper and garlic salt. Add the vegetable broth, on medium heat add the rest of the ingredients except for the cilantro. Lower the heat, let simmer for 20 mins. Add cilantro for garnish. To thicken the soup add 1/2 C of lentils. Add them at the beginning process to allow proper cooking with the rest of the ingredients. I will keep you all posted with more recipes! If you feel inspired to start the detox please let me know! Follow my personal twitter to get the latest updates @Shocolaategirl Here is the official link for the fast. DanielFast

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Shocolaate: Shocolaate's Newest Truffles!

Shocolaate: Shocolaate's Newest Truffles!: Our newest additions are: Field of Lavender- White Pearl Chocolate, with a creamy ganache made of laven...

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Tiffany Bridal Collection #wedding #truffle #tiffany

The Tiffany Bridal Collection #wedding #truffle #tiffany: The Tiffany Bridal Collection #wedding #truffle #tiffany

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Shocolaate's Newest Truffles!

Our newest additions are:

Field of Lavender- White Pearl Chocolate, with a creamy ganache made of lavender buds, honey, Gran Marnier, topped with a fresh candied orange peel. 

Pink Poptart-  White Pearl Chocolate, filled with a ganache of strawberry and lemon zest, topped with bits of a 
strawberry poptart. 

Ginger Kiss- Bella Milk Chocolate, ganache infused with fresh ginger and honey. Topped with candied ginger.

Spicy Love Potion- Dark Belgian Chocolate ganache with dried red chilis, honey, and cardamom. Dipped in more
dark chocolate and topped with a fresh Jalapeno pepper.

The Lovely Goat- Dark Chocolate filled with fig and goat cheese, topped with crunchy bacon. 

The Red Velvet- Red Velvet Cake Center creme cheese ganache dipped in Dark Belgian Chocolate topped with red velvet cake crumbs.

Nuts about You- Dark chocolate center laced with salted pistachios, dipped in milk chocolate and topped with a pistachio nut.

The Pink Cloud- White Chocolate, Vera Cruz Vanilla, rolled in pink coconut shreds.

Peace Love and Shocolaate! 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Special Event: The Love Pairing with Shocolaate

Special Event: The Love Pairing with Shocolaate

Truffle and Beer Pairing

Valentine's Day at World of Beer!Please join World of Beer and Shocolaate for "A Love Pairing," an exclusive tasting event featuring 8 one of a kind truffles from Shocolaate paired with 8 - 5oz special craft brews.

The Red Velvet Truffle-Dark Chocolate, Red Velvet Cake center
The Pink Cloud- White Chocolate, Veracruz Vanilla, Rolled in Pink Coconut Shreds
Nuts About You- Milk Chocolate, Pistachio, Almond
French Kiss- White Chocolate, Strawberry, Orange Zest, Champagne
Field of Lavender- White Chocolate, Lavender Buds, Candied Orange Peel
The Lovely Goat- Dark Chocolate, Goat Cheese, Figs, Cocoa Powder
Ginger Kisses- Milk Chocolate, Ginger, Candied Ginger
Love Potion- Dark Chocolate, Dried Red Chilis, Cardamom, Honey

The price for this one of a kind event is only $30 and there is limited space so please RSVP to today to reserve your spot. You will also receive a Loyalty Card, a $15 value, free of charge along with some other World of Beer goodies.

Special Event: The Love Pairing with Shocolaate

Special Event: The Love Pairing with Shocolaate

Truffle and Beer Pairing

Valentine's Day at World of Beer!