Tastings

“Extremely satisfied”

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Photo: Seppo Kalliojärvi

This was a huge Chocolate speak and tasting which I organized for a group of 50 people in Geneva, Switzerland, Hotel Edelweiss. I made the chocolates for tasting partly myself and partly presented the best of Swiss chocolates.

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Suomenselän Sanomat, Finland, 3.6.2018

And this is the story of the trip which I also guided in Geneva, Lausanne, Montreux and Chamonix. A wonderful, interested, easygoing group. Simply a pleasure to share my knowledge on Switzerland.

In the article they write: “The travelers were extremely happy to get as our guide a journalist and chocolate master Ms Kirsi Hyytiäinen. Her explanations of local life shortened up all our bus trips to different destinations and made our trip very comfortable.”

Just take contact if you wish to organize a trip to Geneva for your group, association or enterprise. I’ll take care of all the organization and you’ll get to know all the secrecies of Swiss chocolate making!

 

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Spring flowers of Blond chocolate

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Honestly, I do not know why it took me so long to produce chocolates from the blond chocolate, invented by the Chef of the Valrhona Chocolate School Frédéric Bau. And I have even got my Chocolate Master from that school!

So after a long hesitation I bought some blond and white chocolate from the excellent small chocolate manufacture Villars in Switzerland, Fribourg. I combined the beautifully Edelweiss decorated chocolates and made new flowers, with cranberries, pumpkin and sunflower seeds.

What an explosion of tastes! The blond is astonishing salty caramel, plenty of nut aromes. And the white of Villars brings the Madagascar vanille, cocoa butter and Swiss milk.

Can’t offer better for a giant group of tasters, coming to explore Geneva.

Happy Valentine’s!

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Not only on Valentine’s: Chocolate made with love

Handmade with love.

Extremely happy to prepare a big group trip to Geneva this spring. Organizing a gigantic chocolate tasting with stories of a chocolate land Switzerland and producing my artisanal handmade chocolates.

 

Champagne!

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So lucky having participated in Salon du Champagne in Geneva, Hotel Kempinski. I tasted some extraordinary champagnes on the guidance of  best sommeliers of Switzerland and of the world.

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I asked from the best sommelier of the world 2013, Mr Paolo Basso, would he combine any champagne with chocolate. “Yes, only a sweet champagne, which generally are not very good quality.”

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What is your favorite champagne and what do you like to eat with it?

 

 

Christmas Chocolates

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Unique flavors of grand cru chocolates for Christmas. Orders until 19th December

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Light my chocolate

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Hens night in spring time Finland, Espoo, was a delice with chocolates I specially made for this delightful girls’ group.

Tuff dark bunnies with piment espelette and funnier forms of milk chocolate with coconut filling.

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Tuff bunnies

I did my very best to amuse the girls and thought some firemen with their uniforms would fire up the fete.  So I lit up the heart form candles and a small firework. But the ladies were not courageous enough. They teared down the fire alarm from the ceiling: the cowards!

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Before lighting

And I would have been ready to quench the fire. With this:

Little Red Riding Hood, a German classic sparkling wine, since 1856
Little Red Riding Hood, a German classic sparkling wine, since 1856

Trocken meaning Dry. Red as a fire. Or fireman’s helmet. I hope for the next chance.

You may order my chocolate tastings to your private festivities: Just send me a mail chocokirsi@gmail.com or fill the form below, explain your needs and you’ll get an event tailored for you only.

 

Hens night in Helsinki

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It will be a terrific ladies night in May in Helsinki! I will bring some unique chocolates and girls their energy and love.♥

It’s spring and love is in the air.

The evening of May 3 is reserved for hens, but this opens up a possibility for other tasting organizations in Finland from April 30 until May5.

Polttarimaistajaiset Helsingissä 3.5.

Tämä ilta on varattu, mutta muita suklaamaistajaisia mahtuu vielä Suomen keikkaan ke 30.4.- ma 5.5.2014

Mikset järjestä kavereillesi vaikka vappumaistelut?

Ota yhteys ja kuule vaihtoehdoista!

Fruity tailored chocolates for ladies night in Helsinki

Fruity tailored chocolates for ladies night in Helsinki