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Chocolate Sunday @ Cacao Anasa

Sunday, two dozen friends, bloggers and assorted dessert enthusiasts converged at the kitchen of Anthony Ferguson, boutique chocolatier and owner of Cacao Anasa, where we spent two hours with our sleeves rolled up as Anthony walked us through the world of high-end confections. During this process, we created several plates of chocolate-dipped cookies, a dozen pineapple-and-apricot 85% chocolate bars, some rather potent chocolate-flavored alcoholic cocktails, and a exquisite platter of spearmint-flavored ganaches ... all of which were devoured as soon as they were cooled and edible.

Fellow foodie Anita Chu, who managed to exceed even my own chocolate-overdrive weekend, wrote about her experiences at her blog appropriately titled Dessert First.

Interest has been far stronger than I anticipated - even with the late notice, we sold out days before the event, and, given the size of Anthony's kitchen, I had to turn away a dozen or so last-minute queries (sorry guys!) With the strong interest in a repeat of Chocolate Sunday, we expect to announce another Chocolate Sunday at Cacao Anasa sometime in mid-September ... keep your eyes posted if you wish to join in on the fun next time.

Until then ... photos.


Straining Coffee Beans & Mint Leaves Straining Coffee Beans & Mint Leaves

Linda & Rob reading the instructions Linda & Rob reading the instructions

Happy as clams - the truffles are almost ready! Happy as clams - the truffles are almost ready!

Anthony - ready to rock Anthony - ready to rock

Heads up! "Heads up!"

The chemistry of chocolate The chemistry of chocolate

Locke's creation ... truffle ganache ready to be coated with cocoa powder Locke's creation ... truffle ganache ready to be coated with cocoa powder

Cookies! Cookies!

Wait ... one more ingredient ... Wait ... one more ingredient ...

Stirring melting chocolate and sampling when nobody is looking ... Stirring melting chocolate and sampling when nobody is looking ...

Chocolate assembly line Chocolate assembly line



B&W kitchen shot B&W kitchen shot

Ash - with a potent chocolate cocktail Ash - with a potent chocolate cocktail


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