I could probably write about chocolate for every Foodie Friday. But really, who couldn’t? Everyone loves chocolate (well at least everyone who isn’t an alien or Sasquatch). Because so many people enjoy that rich, velvety, sweetness, it makes a great substance for wedding favors, wedding snacks, thank you gifts, bridesmaids gifts, and even shower favors. Have a craving yet? Thought so. Luckily, I have an answer…A Yen For Chocolate. Yep, right here in Portland, Cristina Yen is making fabulous chocolates to make your wedding guests swoon.
About A Yen For Chocolate
Cristina’s website offers a lot of insight about chocolate, but also about her background as a chocolatier. The following is an excerpt from her About Me page.
Having spent her childhood in two cacao-producing countries, Ecuador and Brazil, it’s not surprising that Cristina Yen’s lifelong passion for sweets and chocolate began at an early age. …
Over time, a path became clear that combined Cristina’s intense interest in people and cultures with her lifelong passion for chocolate. After relocating to Portland with her husband in 2006, Cristina earned a degree in the baking and patisserie program at Le Cordon Bleu. Two years later she worked at the famed patisserie shop Fauchon in Paris before spending a year as manager of The Meadow, a family-owned shop specializing in salt, chocolate, wine and flowers in Portland. Now, having launched A Yen for Chocolate, her passion is creating perfect chocolate experiences for others.
Patterns will be in for 2013, so this damask pattern fits right in! Love the color.
These look great and also go with a polka dot wedding. These chocolates are placed on a Himalayan salt block. Salt blocks can be heated or chilled for serving food and make a great presentation piece. They can be found at The Meadow and Spice and Tea Exchange in Portland.
Wood is always popular in Oregon. Love these little boxes.
Cristina will be showing off her chocolates at the annual Art of Weddings Event coming soon on January 3rd, 2013. Get your tickets to meet her in person and see what her magnificent chocolates are all about.