Carnivale du Vin Bourbon, Boudin and Beer
Jacques Torres

Mr. Chocolate

Fondly referred to as Mr. Chocolate, Jacques Torres is the authority on all things related to this confectionery delight. Raised in France, Jacques fulfilled his American dream in 2000 with the opening of his first chocolate factory, Jacques Torres Chocolate in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.  Jacques was a pioneer—the first artisan chocolatier to start from cocoa beans to make his own chocolate.  In 2013, he moved his production to a 40,000 sq. ft. chocolate manufacturing space at the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.  Jacques prides himself on specializing in fresh, hand-crafted chocolates using premium ingredients free of preservatives and artificial flavors.  He has served as Executive Pastry Chef at Le Cirque for 12 years, has hosted several of his own series on Food Network & PBS as well as written three cookbooks. He received numerous awards over the years as well as The James Beard Pastry Chef of the Year Award in 1994, and inducted in The James Beard Who’s Who of American Food & Beverage Award in 2003.  In 2016, he was inducted in the Chocolate Hall of Fame by Dessert Professional Magazine as well as given the highest honor in France, The Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur.  In March 2017, Jacques opened New York’s first ever chocolate museum called “Choco-Story New York, Chocolate Museum and Experience with Jacques Torres.”    The 5,000 sq ft museum is located at his flagship store  (350 Hudson St.)  He has eight retail locations throughout New York City.

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Carnivale du Vin Bourbon, Boudin and Beer


New Orleans

6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
This event is for adults 21+