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Plan: 2014 Chocolate & Confectionery Workshop Las Vegas

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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!

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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

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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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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.


Ruth Kendrick

Chocolot
Artisan Chocolates and Toffees
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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.jamesbeard.org/blog/2014-restaurant-and-chef-award-semifinalists

That's awesome, Rob!

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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.


Ruth Kendrick

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


Ruth Kendrick

Chocolot
Artisan Chocolates and Toffees
www.chocolot.com

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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.


Ruth Kendrick

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Frog P, are you planning on dinner Friday night?


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Flights (finally) booked - see you Wednesday night!

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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.


Ruth Kendrick

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Here is the latest itinerary. It is getting closer!!

eGullet Chocolate & Confections Workshop - Las Vegas, NV

 

SPONSORS

SaltWorks, Albert Uster Imports, Bakers C&C, Chef Rubber, Chocolat Chocolat, Barry Callebaut, Chocotransfersheets.com, El Rey Chocolates, Fresh Origins, Guittard, Muir Gourmet, 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. #F5, Las Vegas, NV 89120

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

The SaltWorks 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

Jerusalem Grill 4825 W. Flamingo Dr.

Braddah’s Island 2330 S. Rainbow St.

Ichiza 4355 Spring Mountain Rd.

Yonaka Japanese

 

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

http:// roaminghunger.com/lv

            Wa Da Pho

 

 

8:30

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.

 

 

 

SUNDAY, MAY 18TH

8:30

Peer led instruction and practice time

Dress with chefs jacket & close-toed kitchen shoes; long pants; hair either in nets or caps

 

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


Ruth Kendrick

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Artisan Chocolates and Toffees
www.chocolot.com

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There's a lot of unofficial side happenings happening.  Here's one that I want to make sure everyone has a shot at.  Lotus of Siam Thursday at 7 pm.  Here's who we have so far:

 

Rob 
Kerry 
Ruth 
Donna 
Andrea
Jessica
Romina
Bob the troublemaker
Cassidy 
Willow
Robyn
Gaylene

 

Anyone else?


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Chef, Curious Kumquat, Silver City, NM

A recent write-up in Dorado magazine

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There's a lot of unofficial side happenings happening.  Here's one that I want to make sure everyone has a shot at.  Lotus of Siam Thursday at 7 pm.  Here's who we have so far:

 

Rob 

Kerry 

Ruth 

Donna 

Andrea

Jessica

Romina

Bob the troublemaker

Cassidy 

Willow

Robyn

Gaylene

 

Anyone else?

 

I think Dave Hardy and Erika were also signed up for the Thursday dinner at Lotus of Siam.  Anyone else, please respond by this Thursday (1 May) and we'll see if we can get a reservation for such a large group. So far, the count is for fourteen.

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Mycryo samples from Callebaut just arrived. My husband says I will need to pull a trailer to take all the goodies:)

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There's a lot of unofficial side happenings happening.  Here's one that I want to make sure everyone has a shot at.  Lotus of Siam Thursday at 7 pm.  Here's who we have so far:

 

Anyone else?

 

Please sign me up for the Thursday Lotus dinner.  Thanks.

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There's a lot of unofficial side happenings happening.  Here's one that I want to make sure everyone has a shot at.  Lotus of Siam Thursday at 7 pm.  Here's who we have so far:

Rob
Kerry
Ruth
Donna
Andrea
Jessica
Romina
Bob the troublemaker
Cassidy
Willow
Robyn
Gaylene
Dave Hardy
Erika
xxchef

Anyone else, please respond by this Thursday (1 May) and we'll see if we can get a reservation for such a large group. So far, the count is for 15.

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On another note, we're trying to firm up a reservation for Raku Sweets which does a dessert tasting menu for Sunday around 7:30.  If you're interested speak now...


Chef, Curious Kumquat, Silver City, NM

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On another note, we're trying to firm up a reservation for Raku Sweets which does a dessert tasting menu for Sunday around 7:30.  If you're interested speak now...

Still "on the fence" for this one.  Awaiting feedback from my plus one and will get back to you ASAP if "yes".

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