By Net Geek
The Two Taste Buds were lucky enough to be invited to the Lindt Creations Event which was held at the newly rennovated Lindt Chocolate Cafe in Martin Place. It was here we were enlightened to the chocolate making ways of Lindt which have been refined over time since the company’s conception in Zurich, 1845.
An awkward snap of the crowd as it gathered; whilst trying to not look creepy.
The night started with them handing out glasses of bubbly and delightful little appetisers. Once all the guests had arrived, we were ushered into the seating area and a presentation from Thomas Schnetzier, master chocolatier of Lindt Australia, began.
Thomas gives us a brief history
A cocoa bean; much bigger than I thought!
From here we were educated in the ways of Lindt chocolate and the contributions they have made to the world of chocolate along the way. In 1879, Rodolphe Lindt invented the first “Conche”; a device which smooths the particles of the chocolate and evenly distrbutes the cocoa butter. These days the conching process is in integral part of most chocolate company recipes, although Thomas kept the exact conching times and factors a secret during the presentation. We were also presented with the different states of the cocoa bean throughout the chocolate making process.
Different stages of the cocoa bean, including the delicious looking yet not delicious tasting cocoa liquor.
Then it was onto the reason we were all here: taste testing! Lindt Creation samples were presented to us on small plates while the concept for each flavour were described to us in detail. Each one seemed better than the last; our appreciation enhanced by his vivid descriptions. I, however, settled with the Velvety Vanilla Almond as my personal favourite.
People inspecting and snapping the cocoa beans
From here we were lead over to the new chocolate making demonstration area; where Thomas chose one of the crowd members to create a Lindt Creations bar themselves. It was a welcome glimpse into what happens during Lindt Creation Classes; something that The Two Tastebuds will be looking into in the near future!
Lindt Creation mini class
Once the Creation lesson was over, we decided to head off and were handed a lovely bag of goodies; including some more Lindt Creation bars and their macaroons. Their generosity didn’t end there though, as we soon discovered samples of their lovely Lindt Lindor Bars would be arriving in the mail. We felt very privileged to be a part of the lovely Lindt Creations event and were thankful for them filling out tummies with lots of free delicious chocolate! We will be trying out the Lindt Creation Classes for sure, as what we saw of it looked like great fun. Thanks Lindt!
Lindt Cafe, Martin Place
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