Imagine a chocolate that transports you to the caffeine-infused Aldo’s Coffee or the sweet floral field of Lavender by the Bay or the boozy tasting room of Lieb Cellars. Disset Chocolate has done just that. Their new Ode to the North Fork box takes you to eight different east end locations through beautifully decorated hand-crafted bonbons.
The chocolates are a collaboration with some of the best and most popular North Fork purveyors. There’s dark chocolate with Helichrysum pate de fruit, cinnamon ganache and a fenugreek praline from Chrysalis Apothecary; bacon, lard ganache and cacao nibs from 8 Hands Farm; praline, chocolate ganache and rainbow sprinkles from North Fork Doughnut Company; Black Duck Porter and milk chocolate ganache from Greenport Harbor Brewing Company; white chocolate ganache infused with lavender from Lavender by the Bay; cabernet franc pate de fruit from Lieb Cellars; dark chocolate ganache infused with Orient espresso from Aldo’s Coffee and spiked lemonade pate de fruit and white chocolate ganache from Fishers Island Lemonade.
“It’s a tribute – our way of showing love and appreciation for this wonderful community,” said Ursula XVII, chef and owner of Atelier Disset. “This collaboration represents months of research with some of the best farms, wineries, breweries, growers and treats in the region. We’ve captured the essence of each of our brand partners in every flavorful bite.”
They come beautifully decorated in a box, each design perfectly representing the collab. The NoFoDoCo bonbon looks like a donut. The Lavender by the Bay bonbon has a deep purple lavender bud painted on it. The Lieb Cellars bonbon is a colorful watercolor design. And the design on top of the 8 Hands Farm bonbon takes inspiration from bacon.
“This collaboration was fun, but it was certainly a challenge for Ursula,” said Carol Festa of 8 Hands Farm. “She took suggestions from six members of our kitchen staff with lots of feedback, and then incorporated all of those into a new prototype. She managed the process so beautifully and created a final product that really represents who we are and tastes delicious.”
Included in the box is a map pointing out all the locations of the collaborators with illustrations of what each bonbon looks like, all designed by local chalk artist Kara Hoblin. A card with tasting notes and what each chocolate is made with is also included. The Ode to the North Fork box is available for a limited time online and at Atelier Disset at 28080 Main Road in Cutchogue for $49.