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34th Birthday Party + Chocolate Tasting

RJ Julia Booksellers Turns 34

Join us Sunday, April 14 at 3:00pm to toast 34 years of RJ Julia Booksellers!

Celebrate the grand opening of The Little Chocolate Shop at RJ Julia Booksellers. What’s better to pair with books than incredible chocolate?! 

Our fabulous buyers, Carlene and Kelly, have done a smashing job finding new high-end, delicious chocolate, perfect to enjoy on the spot or give as a gift. We'll be offering samples, champagne, book recommendations, and more.

The Little Chocolate Shop at RJ Julia is currently featuring:

Eclat Chocolate

Award-winning gourmet chocolates by Master Chocolatier Christopher Curtin

  • Parallel Bars: Inspired by symbiotic relationships in nature. Through innovative design, this bar takes you on an ever-changing chocolate journey.
  • Spice Bars: After working together on various collaborations, Éclat Chocolate Master Chocolatier, Christopher Curtin, and La Boîte Spice Master, Lior Lev Sercarz, have joined forces to craft exclusive chocolate bars. Combining Christopher’s authority on chocolate, Lior’s expertise in the art of spice blending, and their mutual passion for world travel, this sweet-meets-savory line of spiced chocolate bars bring to life an exciting fusion of flavors to delight all the senses
  • Dragees: Delectable caramel, blueberry, hazelnut, or espresso beans covered in Éclat Chocolate’s 60% dark chocolate blend.

CHEQUESSETT CHOCOLATE

Carefully handcrafted in small batches from fine-flavor, sustainably grown cacao beans at a workshop on Cape Cod. Blending high quality cacao with the purest ingredients available, Chequessett Chocolate creates chocolate that is both exceptional in taste and wholesomely decadent. Each bar displays a unique profile of memorable flavors and textures.

Jacques Torres

Fondly referred to as Mr. Chocolate, Jacques Torres is the authority on all things related to this confectionery delight. Through his early years as a pastry chef, Jacques developed a deep affinity and love for chocolate. He fulfilled his American dream in 2000 with the opening of his first chocolate store and factory, “Jacques Torres Chocolate” in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Jacques was a pioneer in the bean to bar movement, he was the first artisan chocolatier in New York City to start from cocoa beans and make his own chocolate. Jacques and his chocolate became an instant success. Jacques prides himself on specializing in fresh, handcrafted chocolates using premium ingredients free of preservatives and artificial flavors.

  • Bon Bons: Bonbons and truffles are handcrafted using gourmet 60% Belgian chocolate, presented in an orange or brown gift box with a tied ribbon.
  • Champagne Truffles: A blissful, simple, and decadent combination of creamy Belgian milk chocolate, Taittinger Brut La Française Champagne, and fresh cream. Yes, the truffles are made with REAL Champagne!
  • Chocolate Covered Nuts: Chef Jacques Torres hand-picks the world's largest macadamia nuts, then covers them creamy Belgian milk chocolate before dusting them in powdered sugar. 
  • Mixed Malt Balls: These tasty treats might send you on a trip down memory lane! Malt balls are coated with creamy Belgian milk chocolate and 60% Belgian dark chocolate.

Louis Sherry

In 1881, Louis Sherry introduced the French chocolate-making tradition to New York and quickly established a reputation for excellence. Sherry's dedication to quality is present today in every truffle they craft. Only the highest quality ingredients, ethically sourced from Ecuador to Madagascar to the Caribbean coast of Venezuela, are used by their master chocolatier. Each array of chocolates is packaged in the traditional Sherry's tin, a recast of the original, now more than 100 years old.

  • Artist Series Chocolates: A selection of exquisite Louis Sherry chocolate truffles renown for their creamy texture and exceptional silkiness packaged in a collectible 12-piece tin. A truly delightful gift for anyone to indulge in the pleasure of fine chocolate and appreciation for design.

Bissinger's

Bissinger's is a premium handcrafted chocolatier with roots dating back to the 17th century. Still made in small batches, using traditional methods passed down from generation to generation by the Bissinger family, many of their extraordinary confections are still made using original recipes from the Bissinger Family Cookbook, dated 1899. 

  • Chocolate Truffle Flights: Truffles are crafted with Bissinger's European chocolate, heavy cream, and premium ingredients. 5-Piece Gift Box packaged in a Bissinger's gold box.
  • Glaceed Apricots Au Chocolat: Bissinger's use the time-honored European tradition of glaceeing the ripe fruit. As the fruit slightly dries, it's bathed in pure, natural sugar, just as it's been done for centuries. It is then hand-dip in signature European chocolate. The slightly tart flavor is complimented best with 60% dark chocolate—the perfect counterbalance to the fruit.

See you in the store!

Event Date: 
Sunday, April 14, 2024 - 3:00pm EDT
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