F&W Free Preview All You Coastal Living Cooking Light Food and Wine tab Health myRecipes Southern Living Sunset
My F&W
quick save (...)

John Down | Chocolate Craftsman

At the end of an alley just off the Bowery in lower Manhattan is a converted turn-of-the-century stable where John Down creates exquisite miniature cappuccino cups, cellos and pearl necklaces--all made from chocolate. Down started Christopher Norman Chocolates to support his other career, painting, and his candies are like artwork. Many are even finished with delicate brush strokes of gold leaf or cocoa. Amazingly, they taste as good as they look, even when Down experiments with impossible-sounding flavorings like bergamot or Chartreuse. For the holidays, he makes extraordinary white-chocolate Christmas ornaments and burnishes them with an edible metallic glaze. These opalescent baubles, which are five inches in diameter, offer a surprise: break them open and you'll find a mini-constellation of dark-chocolate stars inside ($90 each; 212-677-3722).

Published December 1999
You Might Also Like

Comments

Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    advertisement
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
    American Express Publishing ("AEP") may use your email address to send you account updates and offers that may interest you. To learn more about the ways we may use your email address and about your privacy choices, read the AEP Privacy Statement.
    How we use your email address
    advertisement
    Congratulations to Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef: New Orleans, the 11th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Join celebrity chefs, renowned winemakers and epicurean insiders at the culinary world’s most spectacular weekend, the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, June 20-22.