Matthew Kenney opens Vegan Chocolate Brand and Bonbon Shop
In February, renowned vegan chef Matthew Kenney will present his latest concept CASSE-COU chocolaterie, a vegan chocolate shop and online marketplace. The brand offers a variety of artisanal free-trade chocolate confectionery products, including pralines, ganaches, truffles and candy bars. Kenney developed the concept in collaboration with head chef Sebastian Brecht with the aim of raising confectionery to the level of fine wine and cuisine without harming animals. The CASSE-COU-Chocolaterie offers bars and sweets in flavor combinations such as pistachios, saffron and caramel. Maca and goji; Pedro Ximenez (a type of grape) and salted largueta almond; and black currant and yogurt.
The online marketplace, which is delivered directly to consumers nationwide, will accept pre-orders for delivery until Valentine’s Day from February 1st. The storefront will open in New York’s East Village on February 8th.
Vegan sweet treats
Kenney currently operates a variety of plant-based concepts worldwide, including an all-vegan food hall in Providence, RI; vegan pizzeria Double Zero; and Alibi in Sydney (which operates on the ground floor of the Ovolo Hotel, the first hotel in Australia to host a fully vegan restaurant). Kenney also works with other brands to offer vegan options to their customers. In 2019, Kenney worked with legendary French patisserie Ladurée to create vegan versions of their macarons, which are now available in many locations. Specifically, Kenney Ladurée helped open a fully vegan location in Beverly Hills, California in September 2019, serving vegan macarons of various flavors, croissants, palmiers, tartlets with meringues, and other classic French pastries, and full plant-based restaurant menu.
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