Boon Chocolates (251 Victoria St, Darlinghurst) opened in November last year and is run by brother and sister team Alex & Fanny. Step forward my pretties and gaze into the glass counter filled with gorgeous squares of colourful chocolates!
one of the newest chocolate shops to hit Sydney is Boon (251 Victoria St, Darlinghurst) and hey there is no such thing as too many chocolate stores! opened in november last year, this was my very first visit to the brother and sister run boutique chocolate salon. Alex and Fanny Chan invited helen and I to come and have a gander at their store and were super generous to give us a lil taste test of their fabulous chocolates
step forward my pretties and gaze into the glass counter filled with gorgeous squares of colourful chocolates! they were a little low on chocolates as we had come the day after valentines day and their supply got wiped out
the super pretty ‘Tres Corazones’, Spanish for three hearts is a blend of dark chocolate crimson hearts, filled with Moet Chandon Champagne. each heart symbolises “La vida, mi Corazon, tu alma” a Spanish quote meaning “Life, my heart, your soul.”
last of the chocolate bags! ah how i wanted to hold it!
fabulous packaging for your precioussss
balsamico- strawberry milk chocolate ganache accented with balsamic vinegar
mira- white chocolate ganache made with mountain pepper berries and strawberry
marakesh- dark chocolate ganache infused with fresh mint leaves
lien- white chocolate ganache infused with anise and vanilla beans
a sneak peek at the hypnotising chocolate wheel. it spins chocolate! round and round!
making our way up the stairs to the terrace lounge where the walls are a deep browny-purple, the stools look like chess pieces and there are soft squishy cushions on the comfy sofa chairs
we begin with the chocolate teaser plate ($7.50 for a choice of 5 chocolates) and managed to score an extra choc because helen had wanted to try the chili chocolate and which she later declares “it’s like a party in my mouth!” lol my favourite was the el Corazon, the super shiny red valentines heart that is white chocolate filled with rose and champagne and the balsamico was freaking awesome!
alex has awesome cutting skills! each chocolate was cut in half so helen and i could share the experience in the chocolate journey =P
foodbloggers shalt not fight! heh heh helen is pixellated to remain anonymous
belgian waffle with fresh strawberries, almonds, vanilla bean icecream and Boon chocolate sauce ($14.50)
food porn shot of chocolate sauce being poured over waffle
nomnom awesomeness on a plate
hot chocolate with a Boon praline (mine was Jasmin- dark chocolate ganache infused with jasmine tea) and chocolate mousse ($7.50)
gratuitous chocolatesuze shot!
our table of goodies! yeah we couldnt wait long enough to take a photo that we started drinking our hot chocolates haha noods was sitting there watching us with a “oh man foodbloggers” look
3 hours later: carnage! side note, while helen and i were deep in thought and trading thoughts about chocolate noods left saying he’d go and move the car INSTEAD he went and ate a bacon and egg roll from the cafe down the road…
the fabulous fanny and alex! thanks so much dudes! we had a lovely time and will definitely be back!
heh heh it’s so true tho right? waiters will ask if you would like some […]
heh heh it’s so true tho right? waiters will ask if you would like some ground pepper on your meal, you nod and they disappear only to come back bearing a giant sized pepper mill as long as their arm or in this case bigger than the poor lego man’s body…
[image from the awesomeness that is Christoph Niemann]
in other news, the boy and i have bought a house! well, a townhouse but we are super excited. it’s in nth parra and has a sexy 3 storeys which we are planning on making the top level a tv/games level hoho heaps of room for guitar hero! and the kitchen she is a very pretty light chocolatey colour with heaps of storage space for the gadgets i know i will accumulate =P we’ve still got 5 weeks cooling off period so no pics yet but will def take some as soon as we can move in!
oh and if anyone want to follow me on twitter you can find me here and read my random thoughts that usually revolve around food. and for those of you who dont understand twitter ie noods, it’s like updating your facebook status and reading everyone elses status. it’s really much more fun than it sounds heh
Christoph Niemann is a genius. and an incredible artist with a unique take on story […]
Christoph Niemann is a genius. and an incredible artist with a unique take on story telling. he makes me want to drink coffee. and draw.
I must have been 5 when I first discovered the taste of coffee, when I was accidentally given a scoop of coffee ice cream. I was inconsolable: how could grown-ups ruin something as wonderful as ice cream with something as disgusting as coffee?
When I was 10 I still hated coffee, but fell in love with the ritual of making coffee. My parents were thankful enough about me fixing them coffee every morning that they overlooked my first clashes with brewing technology.
At 17 I still suffered from coffee schizophrenia: I loved the concept of coffee, but resented the taste. I decided to cure myself through auto-hazing. Around that time, my parents took me on my first trip to Paris. We arrived by train early in the morning and went straight to a little cafe. I ordered a large café au lait and forced down the entire bowl. It worked. Since then I have enjoyed coffee pretty much every day.
dear noods, happy valentines day! love pie
dear noods, happy valentines day! love pie
aw look at the pretty! isn’t she just so gorgeous? it is the Flores de […]
aw look at the pretty! isn’t she just so gorgeous? it is the Flores de Mayo Bag (‘Flowers of May’) $150, and it is made of CHOCOLATE. oh yes that’s right! made entirely from luscious dark Belgian chocolate! Boon, Darlinghurst’s boutique chocolate salon is celebrating this Valentine’s Day by combining a woman’s two great loves – chocolate and designer bags. each purse is also filled with Boon’s signature pralines because you can never have too much chocolate =P
check out this the croc print foldover clutch – Rojo Balsa (‘Red Bag’) $125, the bag designs were inspired by current season Jimmy Choo and Miu Miu
another one of a kind Valentine’s Day design is the ‘Open Letter’, $75. it includes a hollow chocolate heart overflowing with petit crimson hearts with a chocolate plaque which can be customized with your very own little love note. so dudes if you’re stuck on ideas and don’t want to give a dodgy bunch of flowers pop on by to Boon!
created by brother and sister team Alex and Fanny Chan, celebrate this Valentine’s Day with beautiful and unique treats to win the heart of your loved one. available exclusively at Boon and only for Valentine’s Day, these delicious gifts must be pre-ordered.