Monday, June 22, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
We created plates of miniature desserts in shades of black (well actually very dark brown as black would be weird!), white & red. The ceremony and reception were held at Stonebrook Golf Club in Shakopee.
Raspberry French Macarons Filled with Raspberry Buttercream
Dark Chocolate Pudding Dessert Shooters
Fresh Fruit Tartlets Topped with Fresh Berries
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
You may have noticed that most of the pictures on our blog are dessert related. We sure do make a lot of sweets around here! But we also create mouth-watering savory dishes for catered events as well. All too often in the hustle and bustle of getting the food out to the buffet table, we forget to bring our cameras! Here are some shots from a recent outdoor hors d'oeuvre event.
Sliced Pears, Crumbled Blue Cheese, Sweet Dried Cherries,
Caramelized Walnuts & Balsamic Vinaigrette
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Minneapolis Farmers Market
312 East Lyndale Avenue North
Sundays: 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
White Bear Lake Farmers Market
Washington Avenue, Downtown White Bear Lake
Fridays: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
(begins June 26)
Now there are 4 great ways to enjoy Cocoa & Fig each week!
Taste Section of the Star Tribune:
Traffic at 8th Street and Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis suddenly got heavier, at least on Thursdays, when the affable Joe Lin sells partner Laurie Pyle's imaginative and scrupulously produced baked goods at Cocoa & Fig. "The cherry-almond scones sell out in a couple of hours," said Lin, and it's easy to see why; the palm-size ham-Cheddar-green onion scones probably don't exactly linger, either.
Buttercream-lavished cupcakes are self-contained, single-serving birthday parties in paper wrappers, and if you see bouchons, a five-dollar word for intensely chocolately cork-shaped brownies, buy them immediately. Pyle's latest creations, baked in her Shakopee kitchen, are slightly sweet brioche pull-aparts ($3), some finished with lemon zest-flavored cream cheese, others with Nutella. Both are compelling enough to make a person give up their a.m. bagel routine, at least on Thursdays. At their original Prior Lake Farmers Market location, the duo has added made-to-order breakfast to the mix, serving crab-cake Benedicts, huevos rancheros and blueberry bread pudding French toast. My next free Saturday morning, I'm Google-mapping Prior Lake.
Cocoa & Fig (www.cocoaandfig.com), Minneapolis Farmers Market, Nicollet Mall between 5th and 10th Sts., Minneapolis, 612-333-1718, www.mplsfarmersmarket.com, open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays. Prior Lake Farmers Market, Hwy. 13 and Pleasant Av., Prior Lake, 952-447-0263, www.priorlakefarmersmarket.com, open 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays. For a complete list of Twin Cities metro area farmers markets, go to www.startribune.com.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Coffee Soaked Ladyfingers, Mascarpone Mousse,
Fresh Whipped Cream & Cocoa Powder
Beautiful Cymbidium Orchids by