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.
The Chocolate Room Park Slope is moving! We signed a lease on a great space just a block away, but now we need to build. And building, as you can imagine, is very expensive. So we need your support to create our new home in the neighborhood we all love!
To learn how you can help, please visit our KickStarter page. Thank you!
Congratulations to Ray and Marlene! Ray and Marlene had their very first date at TCR. And on Saturday, October 5th, at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden’s Chile Pepper Festival, they got engaged. Marlene’s favorite cake is our Flourless Chocolate Cake, so Ray decided to spring the question on her with a little help from us. We wish them years of joy and fun—and lots of chocolate! Thanks for including us on your special day!
We had a great time at this year’s Brooklyn Botanic Garden Chile Pepper Festival. It’s always great to be out there with all the other Brooklyn food vendors, raising money for one of Brooklyn’s best sanctuaries! October 5th turned out to be a beautiful summer-like day with temperatures hitting 77 degrees, not exactly ideal weather for hot chocolate. But our concern was misplaced as we quickly sold out of Chile Spiced Hot Chocolate, our first batch of the season, as people kept coming back with sweat pouring down their faces, begging for third and fourth servings! Our Spiced Caramel Chocolate Popcorn was a hit as well, with guests picking off our table even as we cleaned up! Thank you BBG for another great event. See you next year!
We’ll be joining over 30 other savory and sweet vendors at the 21st Annual Chile Pepper Festival on Saturday, October 5, from 11am to 6pm at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. There’ll be hot music, fiery dancing, and lots of treats to sear your tongue. We’ll be serving some of our spicy fall favorites: Chile Spiced Hot Chocolate, Chile Spiced Chocolate Caramel Popcorn, and our Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cayenne Chocolates. Tickets are available here. Drop by and say hello.
The Chocolate Room is joining the Wildlife Conservation Society to help the New York Aquarium recover from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. We’ll be serving our delicious Chocolate Caramel Popcorn at Sip for the Sea, a sustainable wine and food fundraiser for the aquarium, at the Central Park Zoo on Thursday, September 12th. A tantalizing selection of food and wine from New York City’s best restaurants and vendors will be offered—all to help rebuild our aquarium so it can fully reopen in 2016. To learn more and buy tickets, go here.