Choco-Story New York, created by pastry chef and chocolatier
Jacques Torres, opened in March at Torres' flagship sweets store
"I love to transfer the love that I have for chocolate and the
knowledge that I have for chocolates to whoever wants to learn
about it," Torres, known as Mr. Chocolate, told Reuters.
The French-born chef demonstrated how to make a chocolate
truffle, pouring rich liquid chocolate into molds and filling it
with a creamy, soft chocolate ganache.
The exhibition includes the early origins of chocolate from the
Mayan civilization some 5,000 years ago, the tools used to
create chocolate from the fermented cacao bean, and even special
cups with a small bar inside to protect mustaches from hot
(Reporting by Alicia Powell for Reuters TV; Writing by Piya
Sinha-Roy; Editing by Leslie Adler)
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