Chocolates & Habanos: A Gourmet Match


24/02/2011

Both products that for the native dwellers of the New World were a common denominator of pleasure and god worshiping, now take a whole new spin on matching during the 13th Habano Festival

A priceless gift for those who love great details and the gourmet pleasure is what the products presented by Cuba’s Handcrafted Fine Chocolates have meant to be, developed in recent years under the Aurora brand and made of fine, aromatic cocoa from Baracoa. This is part of a project led by the Latin American School of Confectioning, Pastry and Patisserie –attached to Cuba’s Institute for Food Industry Research- that currently runs ten plants across the country and several boutiques selling the products.

As part of the International Seminar, this edition of the festival, that each year gathers retailers, salespeople and lovers of the finest Premium cigars on the face of the earth, has planned a matching session between four exquisite Aurora bonbons –sour, semi-sour and with Havana Club and Turquino Coffee truffles- and some brands and vitolas from Cuba’s celebrated tobacco. This will be the best way to bring the Cuban Cocoa and Habanos: a Perfect After-Meal Combination conference to a resounding close.

“We view this event as a highly important space for the promotion of our Handcrafted Fine Chocolates,” said Maria CristinaJorge Cabrera, director of the Latin American School of Confectioning, Pastry and Patisserie.

This noble origin and a manufacturing process stripped of chemical additives, beefs up the many healing values the island nation’s chocolate has to offer which are highly coveted by those who wallow in gourmet delicatessens.

The Aurora brand associated to Cuba’s Handcrafted Fine Chocolates will have a space of its own at the Habano Festival’s Tradeshow, a seducing and exquisite presence that delegates and attendees could enjoy as they get in direct contact with just another of Cuban nature’s prodigies.

(Recuadro)

Matching

Sour Chocolate

Siglo VI of Cohiba, Partagas 8-9-8,
Ramon Allones

Semi-sour Chocolate

La Gloria Cubana, Hoyo de Monterrey, Romeo y Julieta, H. Upmann

With Turquino coffee truffle

Montecristo, Linea Clasica of Cohiba, Bolivar

With 7-year Havana Club truffle

Partagas Lusitania, Cohiba Lanceros, Montecristo