Geneva

“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.

 

Chocolate walk in Geneva

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This is only one example of the Chocolate Walks I organize in Swiss cities like in Lausanne, and this one in Geneva.

I guide the tourists through the most interesting chocolatiers, explain their background and anecdotes. And of course show also the city if you wish so. And if we have time from tasting the latest creations of all these chocolate magicians.

During the last chocolate tour we saw among the other amazing places:

  • Sweetzerland Chocolats
  • St Peter’s Cathedral in the Old Town
  • Ladurée’s new boutique
  • Chocolaterie Du Rhone  and its’ talented master Jean-Pascal Sérignat

 

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Sweetzerland Chocolats
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View from St Peter’s Cathedral
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Ladurée’s new opening

 

 

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And of course at du Rhone chocolatier the dark chocolates from Jean-Pascal Sérignat

 

 

 

Let’s get serious

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The bottles you see above in photos are of genuine Finnish vodka, Koskenkorva, with liquorice and salty liquorice, lakritsi and salmiakki, as we say. You wonder, what to do with chocolate?!

Well, cakes of course, which you see after in photos, decorated with white chocolate. These were one of my specialities  in this year’s Christmas markets.

Otherwise I’m preparing the chocolate orders to be ready for Santa Claus’s sack. And a Christmassy city tour to guide tourists in Geneva on their way to travel for skiing at Swiss Alps.  What a fabulous time!

 

Opening Lindt at the Airport Geneva

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Decorating milk bars.
Decorating milk bars.
Important messages
Important messages
Pralines, truffles, thins, bars, Lindors; the stand full of exquisite chocolate
Pralines, truffles, thins, bars, Lindors; the stand full of exquisite chocolate

Lindt surprise at Geneva airport

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Welcome to meet me at Geneva Airport, Duty free of Lindt at the Departures from Wednesday 19 August until Saturday 22 August.

Get ready for flavor fireworks at Lindt, Geneva Airport
Get ready for flavor fireworks at Lindt, Geneva Airport

Great offers and surprises, come and enjoy!