Welcome to Del Posto: Hot Chocolate
Del Posto's "Like Wine for Chocolate" class started with a steamy cup of cinnamon-scented hot chocolate and cookies.
Chef Rodriguez and his fellow pastry chefs and chocolatiers gave us a look inside the kitchen.
Sous Chef and Chocolatier Roger Rodriguez discusses the basics of chocolate tempering while expertly working a melted pool with two spatulas.
A fairytale forest
Chef Rodriguez unmolds the finished trees. Each is unique, resembling a three-dimensional Rorschach stain.
An edible sculpture
The chocolate tree is a signature after-dinner treat served at Del Posto.
A generous pour
Some of the wine and spirit highlights of the tasting: “Pineto” Branchetto D’Acqui Marenco 2011, Piemonte and Marco de Bartoli Marsala Superiore Riserva “10 Anni” NV Sicilia.
The wine enthusiast
Sommelier Josh Eisenhauer expertly selected wines and spirits to pair with Chef Rodriguez's chocolate picks.