Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Haute Chocolate & Haute Contemporary Go Together

By Laura Medina

In last Monday's episode of "Gossip Girl," Blair Waldorf was swinging between trysts the equally classy but naughty Chuck Bass and calming her urges by munching on beautiful bonbons nestled in gorgeous gift boxes.

Too bad her and a dapper box of Kenneth Cole chocolates never met, they would be an equally elegant pair-without the drama.

They're a classy pairing. She in a black silk Milly's Selina Bow Blouse with white and gray speckles and black bows. Her breezy top is available now at for $171.

It coordinates well with this special box of dark chocolate ganache and caramel truffles especially made for Kenneth Cole by the fashionable chocolatier, Jonathan Grahm of Compartes Chocolatier of Brentwood.

With a heritage deep in the gourmet food business, Mr. Grahm knows his flavors, textures, and ingredients in blending yummy but distinct truffles and toffees.

This fashion-forward dandy of the chocolate world had earn raves from Faith Evans, Maria Shriver, and the Discovery Channel for designing his bespoken Signature Truffles for them.

As this scribe types, Mr. Grahm is customizing a batch of Dreamworks custom chocolates.

His Brentwood chocolate boutique may appear quaint on the outside but it's full-throttle inside, constantly whipping one-of-kind flavor combinations and fun textures.

If you want to snack and sample, please put in a $20 reservation for this Saturday's Chocolate and Wine pairing and live the "Gossip Girl" life in Brentwood.

No comments: