David Ramirez Chocolates—Executive pastry chef and chocolate sculpture wizard by day, chocolate truffle entrepreneur by night. David Ramirez, inductee into our 2011 Dining Hall of Fame, trained at the Johnson and Wales culinary academy and led Team USA at the World Pastry Cup. Ramirez’s pride is his two chocolateria, the newest in the Plant Street Market. There, house-made gelato and macarons compete with the dazzling array of chocolates, but the gemlike treats (above) are always the draw.
A toothsome selection at Donut King in Winter Park. Dining critic Joseph Hayes has searched the city for the yummiest sweet treats—from pies and chocolates made with TLC, to killer ice cream sandwiches and popsicles. So pick up a napkin, drop the calorie counter and dig into a slice of sugar heaven.
I’m on a diet, you might say, so I’ll just have a tiny ice cream sandwich. Not when they come from the Midnight Sun truck. A high point of the Audubon Park Market, the hand-filling, frozen-meets-cookie creations of Levi and Jocelyn Stewart combine chewy artisan cookies and impossibly good ice cream flavors. Try malted Black & Tan caramel ice cream sandwiched within chocolate chip and potato chip cookies... Sweets: Frozen Treats - Orlando Magazine - February 2016 - Orlando, FL
There might not be a better treat for walking around downtown Orlando than a remarkably flavored ice pop. At The Pop Parlour, real fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs and unlikely combinations create flavors like Guatemalan Zacapa rum and pear, watermelon raspberry lemonade, and the high octane Breakfast of Champions blend of vanilla, whiskey and roasted corn flakes. Pops made with gin, beer and wine, creamy combinations of cheesecake...
Chocolate Unwrapped - Orlando Magazine - February 2014 - Orlando, FL It’s the time of year when our thoughts turn to romance and chocolate, two eternal concepts that have delighted and bedeviled us for centuries. Romantic love cannot be explained. Love of chocolate? Well, we’ll try our best.