|Margot’s Mother’s Day Picks
Bell Stone Toffee
Butter up your Mom with a bag of the best tasting toffee we’ve found! Pat Stone keep things simple and true to an old family recipe. Butter, sugar, chocolate, pecans, and deft execution make for an unbeatable texture and salty-sweet craving satisfaction!
La Fournette Chocolate Hazelnut Spreads
Time and time again, I have women disclose to me that they hide their jars of gianduja from the rest of their family. I approve of this small selfishness wholeheartedly! Give Mom something extra special to hideaway this Mother’s Day. Available two ways — smooth or crispy. Crispy is a newer offering here at the Deli, featuring flaky morsels folded right into the nutty, milk chocolate spread. To die for on fluffy ricotta pancakes!
I find this classic French confection of pureed melon & almonds, glazed with royal icing, rather charming for its … je ne sais quoi. A short history lesson perhaps informs! The calisson made its debut at King René d’Anjou’s table where he sat dining with Jeanne de Laval, his second wife-to-be & miserable at the prospect of marrying René 23 years her senior. Upon tasting the calisson, a smile creeped across Jeanne’s face — the first of many in what is purported to have been a long & fruitful union!
Truffles, BonBons, Caramels!
Nothing’s sweeter than a little treasure box of assorted chocolates from our truffle case. Come peruse our collection which ranges from classic pairings to wild combinations. We’ll have velvety ganaches, drip-down-your-chin caramels, and crunchy nut pralinés from near and far.
Comptoir du Cacao Flaky Praline Bars
If Mom’s a fan of Pralus’ Diabolical Bar (Barre Infernale), tip her on to these! I’m a little bit seduced by the words praliné feuilleté — and with good reason! Who wouldn’t want a chocolate bar filled with a paste of freshly ground nuts and thin crispy wafers? In my mind, these bars are “dessert bars.” One square is rich and deeply satisfying! Available in Caramel Beurre Salé (milk chocolate, hazelnut-almond praline, salted butter caramel chips) and Noisette (dark & milk chocolate, hazelnut paste, hazelnut-almond praline).
NEW! Red Kite Pecan Caramels
My homestate of Texas is chewy pecan praline country, so I went a little weak in the knees after trying these — and wouldn’t you know, they’re made by Yankees! Elaine McCabe uses organic Vermont milk and cream in these small batch, slow cooked caramels. Gently roasted pecans that taste fresh from the shell are folded into well-balanced, not-too-sweet chewy caramel — hard to beat.