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Plan: 2014 Chocolate & Confectionery Workshop Las Vegas

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This is our list of attendees. There is ONE spot left!!! Grab it before it is gone. There is also one spot left in a Friday class. This is going to be fun. You don't want to miss it. Don't forget to make your room reservation too. We should have a good time with FOUR Dave/David around:)

Bob

Donna

Dave H

rob

ruth

kerry

david S

erika

brad

sarah

willow

susan

chris

karen

dave W

elizabeth

romina

kimberly

cassidy

kurt

david H

robyn

jessica

patti


Ruth Kendrick

Chocolot
Artisan Chocolates and Toffees
www.chocolot.com

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If this doesn't coordinate with what you think you bought, let me know.

Master Class #1

Bob

Donna

Dave H

rob

ruth

kerry

david S

erika

sarah

willow

Master Class #2

Bob

Donna

Dave h

rob

ruth

kerry

david s

romina

Cassidy

David h

robyn


Ruth Kendrick

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Artisan Chocolates and Toffees
www.chocolot.com

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Willow that would be fine, or if you need me to send you a check before then, that would work for me too. I am getting quite excited for this trip!

I'll let you know when I make the reservation, and we can chat more about it then! Getting excited as well!

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Yippee!!! We are complete. Now, on to all the details:)


Ruth Kendrick

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I procrastinated (or I could just say I was SO busy with my Christmas orders I didn't have time until right now), but, just got my hotel reservation...see you all May 14th!

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Road Trip???? Stop in Memphis for BBQ. Stop in Kansas City for BBQ. Stop in Denver for some Buffalo....

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Road Trip???? Stop in Memphis for BBQ. Stop in Kansas City for BBQ. Stop in Denver for some Buffalo....

Sure Bob, why don't you do that and blog about it on eGullet!

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If I can convince the Boss...I just might do that...

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Don't forget to make your hotel reservation. The rates will hold for a few more weeks.


Ruth Kendrick

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Artisan Chocolates and Toffees
www.chocolot.com

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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.


Ruth Kendrick

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Artisan Chocolates and Toffees
www.chocolot.com

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


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Artisan Chocolates and Toffees
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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.


Ruth Kendrick

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Artisan Chocolates and Toffees
www.chocolot.com

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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.

Thanks
FrogPrincesse
Chris and Karen Hennes
Kurt Knobel
Elizabeth Watts

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Artisan Chocolates and Toffees
www.chocolot.com

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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.


Chris Hennes
Director of Operations
chennes@egullet.org

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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.


Ruth Kendrick

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Artisan Chocolates and Toffees
www.chocolot.com

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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.suzuyapastriesandcrepes.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.com/118029790747975096869

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.com/restaurants/jean-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.caesarspalace.com/restaurants/payard-pastisserie.html#.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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