Friday, January 23, 2009

Vosges Haut Chocolat

Vosges Haut ChocolatChocolate truffles, original watercolor, 5" x 7"
Yesterday I stopped in at the Soho boutique, Vosges Haut Chocolat for a look around on 132 Spring Street...
Vosges Haut Chocolat I had to paint this arresting poster at the entrance...
Vosges Haut Chocolat The shop is quite grand...Vosges Haut Chocolat
Chandeliers, marble counters, all in keeping with their elegant chocolates...
Vosges Haut Chocolat
Hot chocolate or espresso too...

A customer came in and requested a "hatbox" full of chocolates...oh my
Vosges Haut Chocolat Vosges Haut Chocolat (that's pronounced vo-oh-cho-co-la) is especially famous for their wildly exotic flavors...



Vosges Haut ChocolatTheir range of bars is vast: Chilli, bacon(!), mushroom (?), peanut butter
and the full range of cocoa percentages

Vosges Haut Chocolat
I reccomment you get a whole library of bars for careful perusal and serious tastings...

Vosges Haut ChocolatThey sent me this batch of bars (all sans chillis). I've been instantly converted to their "Deep Milk" Chocolate.
I can assure you I am NOT having chocolates for breakfast today as I write this post!
Absolutely NOT non non non..
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BON CHOCOLAT!

21 comments:

  1. I see a painting in that last wonderfully bowed image, Carol. Just your style: a still life just sitting there waiting. They all sound so good. Love those chandeliers,and your chocolates painting is divine. Have a good weekend, cutie!

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  2. I tried Sue, but no go :)
    Sometimes the circular file calls...
    Maybe too much chocolate for breakfast :)

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  3. Ooh, chocolate for breakfast!!! Yay. Deep milk chocolate sounds like the best of both worlds. A little orange in mine please. Gorgeous.

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  4. O course, I love this store! I could stay hours and hours there!

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  5. I love Vosges! I haven't yet been to the NYC boutique, but I do have great love for the Las Vegas one. My husband took me there for the dessert course of our second date and I've been hooked every since (on both the man and the chocolate, hehe).

    A deliciously good post, as always! Merci!

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  6. Anonymous10:30 AM

    Good morning...as always you've started my day with a wonderful breakfast...and a beautiful painting.

    Thank you.

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  7. I must say that many times I feel your paintings are so much more delicious looking than the actual inspiration. That says alot, coming from a chocoholic like myself! Lovely.
    Maureen

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  8. oui!
    Chocolat for breakfast!
    My kind of way to start the day!

    J

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  9. grace under pressure10:49 AM

    Looks like chocolate heaven...

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  10. yummy...chocolate truffles...i am drooling.
    take me to them.

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  11. OOH delicious! There is a chocolatier called Patchi which has the most amazing chocolate displays!

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  12. It is Friday after all. I am game for some sweets.

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  13. sophia12:37 PM

    The chili bar is my absolute fav--I have one in my car and one in my briefcase at all times.

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  14. micha1:27 PM

    Your drawings are getting me a gourmande always ! now I need chocolate ! but I've not at home today :(

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  15. I would happily eat chocolat with my cup of cafe creme in the matin!
    I adore carmel too!
    Gorgeous shop!

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  16. I am so glad I found you...we just returned from a trip to Paris and I have a passion for blue and white too. I love your paintings and hope one day they fit into the budget. I am going to have to check in with you often---nothing better than french eye candy!!!!!!

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  17. Anonymous3:12 PM

    I've heard about them YEARS ago.

    Aren't they just wonderful?

    -Amy

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  18. MELISSA5:14 PM

    Carol - I really like the Bacon Bar...slowly working my way through their other flavors. Cheers,

    Melissa

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  19. It's been a while since I've visited and I was so happy to see you're still at it, with your wonderful Paris Breakfast paintings and fabulous photos! Beautiful!!!

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  20. I go to Vosges every time I am in New York. There are a couple of stores in Toronto that just started carrying their chocolate bars but nothing beats entering the store with its towering purple walls, marble counters and chandeliers to take in the entire brand experience. I wish they would hurry up and expand to Canada soon!

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  21. Wow! So yummy looking.

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