Monday, October 4, 2010

Dark Chocolate Truffles by Michel Cluizel

Look at the size of that truffle! Only at Michel Cluizel.
When you're unemployed and living in one of the most expensive cities in the world, stepping into Michel Cluizel's fancy 5th avenue chocolate boutique can be heartbreaking.

See, his $4/piece dark chocolate truffles had absolutely no place in my budget, especially since I had already blown money on rent, a $115 parking ticket, and dinner at Momofuku. But like a total pushover, I gave in.

I settled for the smaller, $2-version as a compromise, and I bought just one. Slowly, I took a bite, and let the cocoa powder rub on my teeth. This is the part where the cocoa content—rich, dark, and boldly-flavored—made my heart race. It wasn't the kind of truffle that tried so hard to be creamy it ended up greasy (ewww!). Instead, the cream was expertly muted with densely-packed chocolate, flaunting a completely decadent texture minus the fluff. Hey, it takes guts to do that—and lots of sexy chocolate wisdom.

Michel Cluizel, you are a man after my heart. And my wallet.

A happy girl with her lonely Michel Cluizel Truffle
- Kris Alcantara

Deets! Or Yelp it.
Michel Cluizel
584 5th Ave
(between 47th St & 46th St)
New York, NY 10036

1 comment:

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