Date: Friday, June 29th 2012
Time: 11:00am to 7:00pm
French Broad Chocolates is a mom & pop business, which adheres to small batch, artisanal methods, in order to serve you a small luxury, made with love and good stuff. “We are excited to share with you the transformation of a beat-up, old warehouse into our beautiful, bean-to-bar chocolate factory and tasting room,” says co-owner, Jael Rattigan. “This is the culmination of years of dreaming and scheming of cacao, beginning 8 years ago when we purchased a cacao farm in Costa Rica. We’re expecting our first harvest this fall!.” The Factory will produce a new line of artisan, bean-to-bar chocolate bars, including single origin dark chocolates, milk chocolate, and chocolate bars with inclusions such as organic coffee, salt, organic nuts, and malt powder from Asheville-based Riverbend Malt House. The cacao will be hand-sorted, winnowed in a machine designed and built in-house, and refined in a stone melangeur. Bulk chocolate will be available for chefs. Already, nibs and cocoa shells are being used by local brewers, including Pisgah Brewing and Green Man. We will be rolling out our initial collection of bars for wholesale within a month.
An important and exciting development for owners, Dan and Jael Rattigan, is the ability to supply the chocolate for their own line of artisan truffles, caramels, and pastries available at their popular dessert restaurant, French Broad Chocolate Lounge and on their website, www.frenchbroadchocolates.com. They have been in business for five years.
Contact person: Jael Rattigan
Roots hummus, Annie's breads, Green Man beer, sparkling wine, Buchi kombucha will be provided.
For general inquiries email us at: gro.rebmahcellivehsa@rebmem
From downtown, head south on Lexington towards the Orange Peel. A couple blocks after Lexington Station condos, turn right onto Buxton Avenue (we are the business next to Green Man Brewing). 21 Buxton Avenue