After months of hard work, we finally opened the doors to our new café in Park Slope at 6pm on Wednesday, October 1st. Come by for a hot chocolate, an ice cream, or a slice of chocolate layer cake and see our new, bigger and better space. We’re at 51 Fifth Avenue, between Bergen and St. Marks, a couple of blocks from Barclays Center and a block from our old café. And in other fall news, our online store is now shipping our entire inventory of great chocolate confections and gifts.
The Chocolate Room is competing for a Wells Fargo Works Project grant to help take our small business to the next level. Five small business owners will be selected to receive mentorship and $25,000 to grow their businesses. Winners are chosen by a combination of popular vote and a Wells Fargo panel assessment.
A grant of this size would really help with remodeling expenses for our new Park Slope café so that we can serve more of you, our loyal customers, better. Voting ends at 11:59pm on Monday, June 30th. You can vote as many times as you like, but just once each day. So please check out our grant entry and share some love with a vote today (and tomorrow, the next, and…)
We had a great time hosting Ms Shen and Ms Phillip’s 1-113 class in April. Along with a tasting, we explored the origins and variety of tastes, smells and shapes of cocoa. The kids got to make their own truffles as well. A yummy, fun time for all!
Please join us this Saturday, April 26 from 1-4pm at our Cobble Hill café (269 Court Street) for some delicious samples of Diego’s single-origin Guatemalan chocolate bars. Diego uses recipes learned from his grandmother and produces small handcrafted batches from small-scale cacao farmers. One taste and you will be hooked!
Join us this Saturday, April 5th, from noon-4pm at Littlefield NYC for a family-oriented musical Brooklyn Boogie Brunch. The multi-generational party will include music for adults to dance to, music performed by local kids, music about unusual animals performed on unusual instruments, Brazilian drumming, and a set by Captain Kirk Douglas and Mark Kelley of The Roots. Brunch food will be provided by Blue Sky Bakery, La Bagel Delight, Luscious Foods, Nectar, Sidecar, and yours truly, The Chocolate Room. All proceeds will benefit PS 295, the School of Arts & Culture. More information and tickets.
Everyone knows that Fifth Avenue in Park Slope is pretty much foodie paradise. Well, we’ll be serving an array of our delicious chocolate desserts alongside nearly 40 other 5th Ave. restaurants, bars, cafés and other eateries next Wednesday, April, 9th at The Grand Prospect Hall, from 6:30-9:30pm. Nearly half of proceeds will be donated to local charities. For information and tickets, go here.
From now until Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at noon EDT, order $75 or more in our online store and receive free UPS ground shipping. You must use code VD75FREESHIP on checkout to receive this offer. We have lots of new gifts that are perfect for Valentine’s Day: Spiced Gift Tin, Large Gift Tray, Small Gift Tray, TCR Hot Chocolate Mug Set, and our newest gift tray, featuring only TCR creations, the TCR Exclusive Gift Tray. So, save some $ while sending some chocolate to those you love.
As most of you already know, we’ve closed our flagship Fifth Avenue café and are busy renovating our new location, just down the block at 51 Fifth Avenue. In the meantime, we’ve opened a popup shop right next door to our old location, at 82 Fifth Avenue. The pop-up shop sells our entire array of prepared chocolates, from TCR Brownies to Chocolate Caramel Popcorn to Signature Confections to Chocolate Bars to special orders. We’re fully stocked for Valentine’s Day with gift trays and special boxed chocolates for all the people you love who love chocolate. Stop by and say hello!
Last week we baked like crazy for two local charities: the Red Hook Initiative and Shore Soup Project. On Tuesday, the 22nd, we served 450 mini chocolate cupcakes at the 7th Annual Taste of Red Hook, a benefit to empower youth who live in the Red Hook community. And on Wednesday, the 23rd, we plated 400 mini chocolate flourless cakes to support the Shore Soup Project, a fantastic organization which has been serving free meals to the Rockaway community in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. On this one-year anniversary of a hurricane which so deeply impacted so many New Yorkers, we are grateful for the opportunity to help our neighbors still in need.