Annual Chocolate Lovers Showcase

Mark your calendars: The Chocolate Lovers Showcase benefiting the Salvation Army returns for its eigth edition on Saturday, Feb. 3. The Showcase is one of the island’s most beloved – not mention creative – single-day culinary events, exploring both the savory and sweet expressions of everyone’s favorite indulgence. We’ll give you an update as soon…

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chef’s sweet strategy: quest for innovation

Chef Edwin Gallardo’s award-winning chocolate donut will eventually make an appearance on the menu at Seven, the Seven Stars Resort’s signature restaurant. But the concepts behind this year’s winner of the Sweet category at February’s Chocolate Lovers Showcase are part of everything that emerges from this popular Grace Bay kitchen. That celebrated donut – formally,…

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Executive Sous Chef Damion Carter secured his second savory win with a fish dish at this year’s Showcase.

bold combinations bring tasty payoff

Considering the level of professionalism in any Chocolate Lovers Showcase competi­tion, high quality is an assumed trait of any winning entry. This year’s Savory category winner – Fire & Ice Executive Sous Chef Damion Carter – delivered all the quality one would expect, joining the event’s elite ranks with his second Savory title. This year’s…

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Grace Bay Club's 2016 Chocolate Lovers Showcase winning dish.

crème brûlée meets chocolate truffle

Compared to other kitchen jobs – with the chopping, searing, shouting and constant motion – pastry work can seem almost ethereal, like alchemy sifted with sugar and dreams. It follows that pastry makers might think a bit differently. So it went with this year’s Grace Bay Club entry in the 2016 Chocolate Lovers Showcase Sweet…

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Chef Eddwin Gallardo

choco taco: a new twist on a classic

n retrospect, the amazing thing about Edwin Gallardo’s inspiration for his 2016 Chocolate Lovers Showcase Savory Award-winner wasn’t the subtle genius that hybridized the deep, complex flavors of duck confit with the richness of dark chocolate and the bright notes of citrus. Rather, it was an impulse universally recognizable to just about anyone who has…

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