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#91 Chocolot

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 08:15 AM

We are needing to know numbers for dinners and tours. If you have already responded on FB, you don't need to again. If you are bring someone that will be participating in evening dinners and/or daytime tours, please let us know.


Chocolate Workshop--Saturday, May 17 & Sunday, May 18th, 2014 • 4780 W. Harmon Ave. Ste 1, Las Vegas, NV 89103 • Hotel accommodations at Tuscany Hotel, group code: 13B7TU

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#92 xxchef

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 08:43 AM

I have not been able to find info on the when/where/costs/details for the dinners and tours.  Could someone point me to them?  Thanks.


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#93 Chocolot

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 02:40 PM

As soon as Rob has it finalized, we will post.


Chocolate Workshop--Saturday, May 17 & Sunday, May 18th, 2014 • 4780 W. Harmon Ave. Ste 1, Las Vegas, NV 89103 • Hotel accommodations at Tuscany Hotel, group code: 13B7TU

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#94 Chocolot

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 07:22 AM

If you have responded yet, please let us know if you will have a car and be willing to transport others to the kitchen and dinners.


Chocolate Workshop--Saturday, May 17 & Sunday, May 18th, 2014 • 4780 W. Harmon Ave. Ste 1, Las Vegas, NV 89103 • Hotel accommodations at Tuscany Hotel, group code: 13B7TU

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#95 Chocolot

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 12:25 PM

We need a bit more info so we can finalize plans for the restaurants and tours.  If you are on this list we do need to know if you are bringing a spouse or guest AND we would like to know if you will have a car in town.

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Edited by Chris Hennes, 09 February 2014 - 01:16 PM.

Chocolate Workshop--Saturday, May 17 & Sunday, May 18th, 2014 • 4780 W. Harmon Ave. Ste 1, Las Vegas, NV 89103 • Hotel accommodations at Tuscany Hotel, group code: 13B7TU

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#96 Chris Hennes

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 12:36 PM

As you noted, my spouse is a registered participant, and we aren't bringing anyone extra. We will have a car, but are not staying at the same hotel.


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#97 Chocolot

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 02:22 PM

I have been contacted by someone who would really like to come, but we are sold out. If any of you have a change of plans, let me know by private message and I will put you in touch.


Chocolate Workshop--Saturday, May 17 & Sunday, May 18th, 2014 • 4780 W. Harmon Ave. Ste 1, Las Vegas, NV 89103 • Hotel accommodations at Tuscany Hotel, group code: 13B7TU

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#98 Chocolot

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 02:59 PM

Here we go with our schedule. Rob and I have been working hard to make sure this is a good experience all around. We hope you approve. There will likely be some small adjustments as we move forward. It is shaping up to be a great weekend of fun and learning.

 

eGullet Chocolate & Confections Workshop

Las Vegas, NV

 

SPONSORS

Albert Uster Imports, Bakers C&C, Chef Rubber, Chocolat Chocolat, Barry Callebaut, Chocotransfersheets.com, Fresh Origins, Guittard, Muir Copper Canyon Farms, Swiss Chalet (Felchin), Thermoworks, Tomric, Trufflymade.com

 

*All non-workshop events are included for paid participants and their spouses/guests.  All others have a $25 guest fee for participation to cover administrative expenses.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 15TH

Chocolate & Pastry Tours

1:00

Sweet Ruby Janes

*Confections

http://stores.sweetrubyjane.com/

9550 S. Eastern Avenue #110, Las Vegas, NV 89123

Mon-Sat, 10-7

 

2:00

Suzuya Pastry & Crepe

*Not chocolates, just pastry

http://www.suzuyapas...sandcrepes.com/

7225 S Durango Dr, Ste 101, Las Vegas, NV 89113

Wed-Mon, 10-6

 

3:00

Brasado Chocolate

*Mixed style chocolate

https://plus.google....790747975096869

410 S Rampart Blvd, Ste 170, Las Vegas, NV 89144

Mon-Sat, 10-9, Sun, 10-6

 

4:00

Patisserie Manon

*Full service pastry with chocolate

http://www.patisseriemanon.com

8751 W. Charleston Blvd, Suite 110 Las Vegas, NV 89117

Tue-Sat, 7-9, Sun, 7-7

 

7:00

Early Bird Dinner at Lotus of Siam

*Not included in registration

953 E Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89104

702-735-3033

 

FRIDAY, MAY 16TH

8:00 - Noon

Morning Master Class *Pre-registration required

4780 W. Harmon Ave. Ste 1, Las Vegas, NV 89103

Melissa’s winning bon bon from Pastry Live 2013

Spraying and other techniques

Shelling

Fruit compote

Ganache

Closing

Decorating techniques

Hazelnut-chocolate spread

Brief discussion on panning

 

Lunch on your own

 

12:30 – 4:30

Afternoon Master Class *Pre-registration required

4780 W. Harmon Ave. Ste 1, Las Vegas, NV 89103

Nougat

Hard-filled candies (i.e. peanut butter inside a hard shell)

Candy bar

Ganache bi-couche with marzipan stabilized with cocoa butter

 

3:00 – 5:00

Jinju Chocolates – Airbrush Demo

*included in registration or guest fee

http://www.jinjuchocolates.com/

4040 E. Post Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89193

Mon-Sat, 10-7

 

5:30

Chef Rubber Private Shopping Excursion

*included in registration or guest fee

6627 Schuster St, Las Vegas, NV 89118

 

8:00

Dinner at Honey Salt

1031 S. Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145

702-445-6100

*$40 per person (plus 8.1% sales tax and 20% gratuity); alcoholic drinks are on your own; prefix menu

 

10:00

Chocolate Social: Location tbd

*included in registration or guest fee

Bring your best chocolates or confections to share as well as beverages.

Bring old and duplicate molds for a mold exchange/sale.

Registrant bag distribution

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, MAY 17TH

8:00    

Breakfast on your own; gather at JMA

4780 W. Harmon Ave. Ste 1, Las Vegas, NV 89103

 

8:30

Workshop begins promptly at 8:30  *Registrants only

Dress with chefs jacket (provided) and close-toed kitchen shoes; long pants

Gummies

Caramel

Ganache and how to balance formula

 

11:30

Lunch Break *light lunch (cold cuts) on-site or on your own

 

Peer led instruction and practice time

 

4:00

Begin clean-up

 

5:00

Kitchen closes for night

 

 

 

Dinner on your own

Prior to selecting Honey Salt, the following restaurants were highly recommended by local foodies for quality of food, value and location:

 

DW Bistro (Jamaican)  6115 S Fort Apache Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89148 702-527-5200

Bachi Burger  470 E Windmill Ln. #100, Las Vegas, NV 89123  702-242-2244

Nittaya’s Secret Kitchen (Thai)  2110 N. Rampart St. #110, Las Vegas, NV 89128 702-360-8885

Marche Bacchus (Bistro) 2620 Regatta Dr. #106, Las Vegas, NV 89128  702-804-8008

 

There’s also a thriving food truck scene that you might want to check out at

http:// roaminghunger.com/lv

 

SUNDAY, MAY 18TH

8:30

Peer led instruction and practice time

Dress with chefs jacket & close-toed kitchen shoes; long pants

Lunch on your own

 

3:30

Begin clean-up

 

4:30

Kitchen closes

 

Farewell

 

 

 

On your own touring:

C Vincent Pilon

*Kiosk in Mandalay Bay

www.vincentpilon.com

Mandalay Pl 3950 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119

 

Jean Phillipe Patissere

*Bellagio

http://www.bellagio....n-philippe.aspx

3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV

Fri-Sun, 6am-Midnight, Mon-Thu, 6am-11pm

 

Payard Patisserie & Bistro

*Caesar’s Palace, restaurant with chocolate shop

http://www.caesarspa...ml#.Uu6VTHddWhg

Caesars Palace Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Wed-Sun, 6:30-am-2:30pm & 5pm-10pm

 

Bouchon

*Venetian, not chocolates

http://bouchonbistro.com/lasvegas

3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109

Mon-Sun, 6am-9pm

 

 

 

Recipe Share

Send your favorite recipes to rob@connoley.com and they will be printed and shared with all participants

 

 

 

Emergencies       Rob’s cell 575-956-3319

                              Ruth’s cell 801-721-0119


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Chocolate Workshop--Saturday, May 17 & Sunday, May 18th, 2014 • 4780 W. Harmon Ave. Ste 1, Las Vegas, NV 89103 • Hotel accommodations at Tuscany Hotel, group code: 13B7TU

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#99 Alleguede

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 02:48 AM

Sounds like a great event....

#100 Kerry Beal

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 03:37 PM

You should have come!



#101 Alleguede

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 07:09 PM

Yes.... Never Know... I do have debts to pay and a much bigger project to evaluate. Gotta see if miss can pay my trip. Lol!

#102 xxchef

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 07:08 PM

 

eGullet Chocolate & Confections Workshop

Las Vegas, NV

 

SPONSORS

Albert Uster Imports, Bakers C&C, Chef Rubber, Chocolat Chocolat, Barry Callebaut, Chocotransfersheets.com, Fresh Origins, Guittard, Muir Copper Canyon Farms, Swiss Chalet (Felchin), Thermoworks, Tomric, Trufflymade.com

 

<snip>

I have been emailing with Michael Muir, VP Sales & Marketing at Muir Copper Canyon Farms (listed above as a sponsor).  He had no clue what I was talking about when I mentioned the workshop.  He said ".  If we were to sponsor an event like this it would be under Muir Gourmet, not Muir Copper Canyon Farms. 

I run all of our sponsoring/marketing efforts.  I have not authorized a sponsorship of anything in Las Vegas."

 

Any idea what's up with that? 


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#103 Chocolot

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 07:14 PM

Perhaps it would be more accurate to state that they are providing Mec3 samples for us, rather than sponsoring. I hope we aren't getting anyone in trouble. And I guess we should change the wording to Muir Gourmet.


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#104 xxchef

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 10:46 PM

No worries, Ruth.

 

Michael just wrote "I found out that indeed we are [donating].  I have been traveling and was not told about it.  We are helping our good friends at Chocolat.  :0) ...  Yes, it should be changed to Muir Gourmet."  


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#105 Mette

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 01:52 AM

Program looks awesome - I'm regretting big time not joining :blink:



#106 Kerry Beal

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 06:27 AM

You shall be missed!



#107 xxchef

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:22 PM

Congrats to our own Rob Connoley (The Curious Kumquat in Silver City, NM) for being nominated by the James Beard Foundation for Best Chef: Southwest!

http://www.jamesbear...d-semifinalists

 

That's awesome, Rob!


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#108 Chocolot

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 06:25 PM

Last call for rooms. I will be releasing the saved rooms in the next few days. It is ok if you are not staying at the Tuscany, but Just letting you know.


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#109 Chocolot

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:17 AM

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The workshop goodies are starting to arrive. Only a few more weeks!!


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#110 Chocolot

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:03 PM

More stuff came today from Thermoworks, Mec 3 and more from Callebaut! I;m going to need a trailer!

Rob needs a final head count for dinner on Friday night. Please let him know if you are coming to dinner and if you will have a guest.

Friday Night Dinner at Honey Salt - need firm commits. If you aren't sure, then say no and whether you can attend will be dependent on the restaurant finding space for you. If you say yes, plan on paying whether you show or not because we're on a contract not a per person. Remember, drinks are on your own. if you haven't let Rob know on FB, please post here.


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#111 Chocolot

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 03:25 PM

Frog P, are you planning on dinner Friday night?


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#112 FrogPrincesse

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 04:54 PM

I won't be able to join you for dinner Friday night, sorry.



#113 RobertM

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Posted Yesterday, 08:09 AM

Flights (finally) booked - see you Wednesday night!



#114 Chocolot

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Posted Yesterday, 10:59 AM

One small schedule change. The Meet N Greet scheduled for Friday at 10pm has wisely been changed to Saturday at 8:30 pm.  If you are having a late dinner, don't worry--it will still be going on for a few hours. Location will be announced as soon as we know, which will be after we arrive.


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