A Lindt EXCELLENCE Journey with Alex Guarnaschelli
In the warm ambiance of BUTTER Midtown, Food Network Celebrity Chef Alex Guarnaschelli alongside the Lindt Master Chocolatier took special guests through the ultimate dark chocolate journey with Lindt EXCELLENCE. The two professionals brought a mix of culinary and chocolate expertise to the table, teaching attendees about dark chocolate and how to properly pair and cook with it. The pairings were both approachable and surprising, while Chef Alex’s dessert left everyone with a better understanding of why Lindt EXCELLENCE is the highest quality, best tasting dark chocolate there is. Experience the pairings for yourself and indulge in Chef Alex’s exclusive Lindt EXCELLENCE dessert.
Lindt EXCELLENCE Intense Orange + White Wine
This bar features a unique combination of rich dark chocolate, delicate orange pieces and crisp almond slivers delivers a delicious taste and aromatic experience. Pair with a crisp white wine such as a Grüner Veltliner.
Lindt EXCELLENCE Roasted Hazelnut + Port
An exceptional crunch of roasted hazelnuts combined with the finest dark chocolate makes the Lindt EXCELLENCE Roasted Hazelnut bar an experience in itself. Pair with a 10 Year Old Tawny Port.
Lindt EXCELLENCE 70% Cocoa + Red Wine
The Lindt EXCELLENCE 70% Cocoa bar’s intense, deep roasted flavor is balanced with notes of dried fruit to be neither bitter nor overwhelming. Pair with a Merlot.
Lindt EXCELLENCE A Touch of Sea Salt + Cheese
A full-bodied, harmonious contrast of silky chocolate and Fleur de Sel sea salt crystals makes the Lindt EXCELLENCE A Touch of Sea Salt bar unique and exotic. Pair with an Aged Gouda.
Lindt EXCELLENCE 95% Cocoa + Coffee
The Lindt EXCELLENCE 95% Cocoa bar is new territory of chocolate pleasure. Rich and velvety on the palate, it reveals balanced notes of intense cocoa. Pair with French Roast Coffee.
At the end of the evening, guests were treated to Chef Alex’s Lindt EXCELLENCE custom dessert: Mini Sundaes with Lindt EXCELLENCE 70% cocoa nibs, chocolate cookie crumble and caramel peanut toffee in a Lindt Chocolate “shell”. Get the recipe here and create it for yourself at home.