Monday, August 27, 2012

Chocolate factory

Credit: Mast Brothers

I have enjoyed some wonderful outdoor dinners with family and friends.  During one of our intimate late saturday, al fresco dinner, content with the delicious meal, a little tipsy from the Rose wine, I looked at the starry sky and thought...what if this was my last dinner with the people I love most?  I interrupted the general conversation and asked outloud: This is the end of the world... we are all together, what would be your last meal? Every one got going, from caviar, oysters to foie gras, my younger son, just returning from France, went into this elaborate 10 course dinner, his girlfriend into a frenzy of my mother's dishes... then came my turn, one word will suffice...CHOCOLATE...from the perfect truffle, to the traditional french chocolate filled with Armagnac, chocolate fondue, an orgy of chocolate slowly melting in my mouth.

The following Monday, work took Estera, Interieurs' project manager and I to Brooklyn to scout a steel manufacturer. We both love to explore neighborhoods and usually try to turn a simple trip away from the office into an opportunity for discovery. We turned on a street, totally gentrified and fell upon... a chocolate shop! But not just a shop - a chocolate manufactory. We were in heaven; I taste-tested various chocolates and did not want to leave. The space is fabulous, the concept really original and the end product... beyond delicious.

The size of a chocolate bean, held by Estera

Love the packaging!

Bakers at work

Mast Brothers Chocolate
111 North 3rd Street, New York, NY 11211

Mast brothers; image from


A Bientot,



  1. Oh, yes, if only I could live in a chocolate factory...sigh. Last night I had the worse craving for dark chocolate. My daughter and her friend got sick of hearing me whine and actually left to get me some! hee hee xo

  2. This is great information for future travels. Love the concept; love chocolate!

  3. Oh Francine I would feel I was already in heaven! What a great discovery!

    Art by Karena

  4. I'm so excited about this! I'm moving to Brooklyn for a few months and my apartment is just around the corner. Will definitely be heading here as soon as I get there :D thanks!

  5. Francine-
    You always post the most unique and interesting things. What an interesting shop. I may break the bank in there.
    Have a great weekend.

  6. Francine how perfectly fortuitous that you should happen upon such a gem of a chocolate shop! thanks, now i am off to rummage the cupboards for a morsel myself!

    Hope you are well my friend, it has been a while, I've had "quite" a summer, good to be back!




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