Alessandro recently entered a contest put on by Vosges Haut-Chocolat in which he submitted his idea of the perfect truffle and the inspiration behind his truffle concept. The winner gets their truffle made as part of Vosges' truffle collection.
Here's what he came up with:
Truffle Name: Chai-Town
Ingredients: Chai Tea, Vietnamese cinnamon, fennel seed and milk chocolate
Inspiration: On a recent visit to the Windy City, the warmth of my chai tea latte soothed my soul nearly as much as the Charles Mingus playing in the background of the coffee shop that Saturday morning.
His truffle made it into the voting phase among 300+ others! Please stop into the voting page on facebook and vote for his truffle!
Al says thanks!
And I would just like to say that he was really really excited when he found out his truffle made it to the voting phase. As soon as that email came in, he said in a very serious no-nonsense tone, "You have to come look at this email RIGHT NOW," while he proudly beamed at the idea that his truffle actually had a shot.
It was also really fun to watch and listen to him bounce around ideas before coming up with the Chai-Town truffle. I have never met a man who loves chocolate as much as Alessandro. And I love that his passion for chocolate, for truffles, and for Vosges truffles motivated him to enter this contest. So for that alone, I congratulate him on a job well done.
You can vote once a day now until April 30th, so please vote now and vote frequently!