EDITOR’S NOTE: This business will close its doors at the end of October 2018.
Voilà Chocolat is a chocolate crafting facility, café, and chocolate shop on the upper west side of Manhattan. Everyone of all ages can come inside seven days a week a create their own chocolate masterpiece, whether it be luscious custom chocolate coated truffles, chocolate lollipops, bars, dipped treats, and so much more. If you are in Manhattan this weekend, September 29th and 30th, come see Voilà Chocolat at The Big Chocolate Show, New York City’s largest chocolate show.
This past Saturday, I visited for the first time for a private truffle making and decorating class. I was led by in-house Chocolatier, Kaity, who was very sweet and attentive throughout my hour class. In the truffle class, my guest and I were first seated, given aprons to wear during the decorating process, and hot “magic” towels to clean our hands before we began.
We first choose which chocolate (dark, milk or white) we would like to dip our chocolate truffles in. Then we chose our truffle centers. I chose Peanut Butter Pop Rocks, Lemon Zest, and Tequila Lime. My guest and I were served glasses of rose during class.
We then chose what we would like to roll our truffles in, as we were demoed how to properly dip our truffles into the chocolate to create the most even coating. Our selection included festive sprinkles, chocolate shavings, coconut, chopped hazelnuts, and more.
I had such a great time and immediately thought of how my daughter would enjoy this for her upcoming birthday. She is so artistic and of course loves chocolate! This is an excellent spot to surprise your family and loved ones before or after heading to a Broadway Show or performance at Lincoln Center.
With our remaining chocolate, I we created our own chocolate bark creations. The chocolate tastes so amazing: velvety, smooth, and delicate! Our truffles and bark were then packaged in sturdy containers and were brought home to share with everyone.
Every Tuesday, they host “Chocolate Story Time” classes for young chocolatiers (ages 2 to 6) where they read fun and educational books about cacao and chocolate, and then put their skills to work by making one lollipop or chocolate bar.
Voilà Chocolat is open seven days a week. Click here for a map that shows their specific location and hours. They are also available for private events such as corporate events, birthday parties, showers, and celebrations.
Click here to reserve your time.
If you are not able to make it in soon or live too far away, you can shop their online store for chocolates, gift cards, and more.
Purchase your tickets to The Big Chocolate Show today!