Confectionery Show & Tell:A few of our Favorite Winter Discoveries
On winter vacations and business trips together, the Berley Brothers’ passions continue to unearth great experiences that they’d like to share. Winter is the season for escape. Here are a few places they’ve visited lately and highly recommend to others.
Confectionately Yours –
The Berley Brothers, Eric and Ryan
Mast Brothers Tour and Tasting
This Library, curated by two passionately aesthetic Mid Westerners, shows what can be done with terroir and chocolate. Have you seen their new book? Awesome!
Mast Brother’s New Family Cookbook is Out!
Brooklyn Donut Exhibition
The Brooklyn Donut Exhibition took place at the Brooklyn “Reliquary,” highlighting donut beginnings thru their artisanal reformulations today.
Bubby’s Soda Fountain and Restaurant
Like the Fountain, Bubby’s High Line is dedicated to the importance of ingredients and fundamental ways of transforming them into foods that express who they are and what they value.
The Brooklyn Pharmacy
Peter & Gia (owners, brother & sister) spent nearly half a day talking soda shop with the Berley Brothers at their Brooklyn Soda Fountain.
Order your advanced Copy of The Soda Fountain,co-written by the Jerks in Brooklyn!
The Culinary Institute of America
At the Culinary Institute of America, The Chocolate ‘Dessert’ included a symphonic ending to a rich and delicious French lunch.
Bauman’s Old Fashioned Cider Press
Bauman’s started in 1892 when John W. Bauman purchased a cider press and operated it with the steam engine in his carriage manufacturing shop. Soon he began cooking apple butter for farmers of the community. Now in its third generation, Bauman’s Apple Butter Factory is still a family operation in the Nineteenth Century village of Sassamansville.
Theo Chocolate Manufacturing Tour and Plant, Seattle, WA
Theo Chocolate, the First Certified Fair Trade, Organic Chocolate in the US, operates using restored German equipment in an old Brewery Building in Seattle.
The Factory Tour inside was very advanced, yet inclusions are added by hand to every single chocolate bar. Mainly a wholesaler, Theo has now become ubiquitous in specialty Supermarkets and is no longer carried at Shane’s due to oversaturation. Their chocolates are good, but their confections bought onsite are the real draw.
Who knows when you’ll simply stumble upon a Soda Fountain? We did here in Tacoma, Washington.
The Empress Hotel
English Tea Service at the Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia
Roger’s Chocolates in Victoria
Boxes, bags and Valentine’s charm mark this specialty chocolate original, aside major chains and tourist-centered shops.
Originally the store was a Jewelry Shop in 1910. It was later converted into candy store.