Belgium Chocolatier Neuhaus introduced at TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes a unique collection of richly flavored chocolates to harmonize with the finest Single Malt Scotch Whiskies, wines and spirits.
Since its inception in 1857, Belgium Créateur Chocolatier Neuhaus has worked to create intense-flavored pralines from natural products. According to the spirit of this tradition, the Neuhaus house now offers a collection of chocolates whose rich taste perfectly matches the aromas of the Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
Pairing Chocolate with Whisky
The collection When Neuhaus Meets Single Malt Whisky is the result of a quest for a pure taste symbiosis between two refined and richly-nuanced products: Chocolate and Single Malt Scotch Whisky, thus creating an entirely original and surprising taste associations between two natural pleasures of nature.
Chocolate and Whisky appear to be made for each other: both come from natural products (cocoa beans and wheat) and both are given birth through a torrefaction process that releases all their rich, diverse aromas. Once the raw material is ennobled, artisanal expertise and traditional methods used in the times give the end-product its uniqueness, finesse and character.
Approved by Gault & Millau
A tasting panel, composed of Neuhaus creators and professional gourmets from the famous restaurants Guide Gault & Millau, had the task to define the best combination of taste between Chocolate and Single Malt Whisky. On this occasion, the tasting panel was assisted by Pieter Verheyde, Gault & Millau’s 2011 Sommelier of the Year.
The experts evaluated the collection of pralines and carrés associated with two major, highly refined Single Malt Scotch Whisky: Auchentoshan (Lowland Single Malt Whisky) and Bowmore 15 years (Islay Single Malt Whisky).
The exquiste collection When Neuhaus Meets Single Malt Whisky is the result of their research with a view to finding the perfect harmony between these two delicate, richly-nuanced products, each associating with the other to create brand new sensations.
Luxurious refined collection
The research resulted in a luxurious collection of 2 gift boxes with refined pralines and a comprehensive Pairing Guide – in several languages – to create a truly memorable experience.
The prestigious selection of Neuhaus pralines and carrés offer other delightful moments of pleasure when combined with a number of spirits. The pairing guide features a few more unusual associations including sherry, port, cognac, rum and wine.
Two ways to enjoy harmony
The traditional gift box proposes 24 chocolates that can be paired with whisky, sherry, port, cognac rum and wine, including a pairing guide.
The luxury gift box 84 pieces (24 pralines and 60 chocolate carrés) to pair with whisky, sherry, port, cognac, rum and wine, including a pairing a guide.
Impulse for Chocolate
Neuhaus fulfills the demand for smaller gifts and self-indulging products by offering a range of three boxes containing each six icon chocolates of the Neuhaus assortment.
Caprice & Tentation
These chocolates were specially created for the World Exhibition in Brussels of 1958.
Caprice: Nougatine filled with Madagascar vanilla fresh cream and coated with dark chocolate Tentation: Nougatine filled with a coffee ganache and coated with milk chocolate.
The delicious flavour and melt-in-the mouth texture of the Gianduja in these Cornets is accomplished through a secret recipe that makes this chocolate a true delight.
These chocolates were named after Jean Neuhaus’daughter, the inventor of the praline, who was a well-known opera singer. She achieved fame in the role of “Manon Lescaut” in the famous opera “Manon” written by Jules Massenet.
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