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Feb 20, 2007 09:28 AM

A mini chocolate tour

I really wanted to do a little chocolate shop tour this visit to New York...I looked at the "chocolate tours", and they seemed ridiculously priced...$70/person, and besides they did not even visit Jacque Torres chocolate shop, which was one of the most anticipated visits to me...So...I devised our own little chocolate tour consisting of 4 places...We will start at Jacques on Hudson, proceed to Kee's, then to Mirabelles, then ending at Vosges Haut Chocolat....Am I missing someplace or does that sound like a good little jaunt? Thanks for any feedback in advance!

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  1. I'd add max brenner.. They have some really unique excellent items.

    1. is kee's in soho? the tiny shop with artisinal chocalates and many articles about the chef in the window? if it is the same place i'm thinking, it is fabulous.

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      1. re: jsmitty

        Yes - it is wonderful - she has recently expanded. I was less than impressed w/ Michel Cluizel's chocolates.

      2. that is kee's and it is indeed fabulous, the only place where you'll get fresh truffles. Personally I've been underwhelmed by Vosges and would vote for Michel Cluizel at ABC Carpet as a possible addition even though it is based in Paris.

        1. I thought Max Brenner as well, but I personally was not satisfied with one of their cold drinks. But I'm not fully educated in their menu so maybe you should check out their website and decide if it's worth a stop. I think.

          1. You could add Laborotorio di Gelato for their chocolate gelato - definitely worth the trip to Orchard St.