Delysia’s Golden Chocolate, Texas French Bread’s Wheat, Cinful Sweets on the Food Network, and Mozart’s Lights Up Lake Austin

All the news that’s fit to get your taste buds quivering

Here’s your weekly Food News Buffet for the first week of November, culled from numerous PR releases, official posts, words on the digital street, and even the occasional (verified) IRL eavesdroppings.

The new golden chocolate from Delysia Chocolatier: Sweet, sublime, and shaped like a turkey for your Thanksgiving feast

Delysia Chocolatier’s Nicole Patel recently revealed the company’s Golden chocolate, a whole new category beyond Dark, Milk, White, and Ruby chocolates. It originated in Europe and is now available from Delysia in the form of little chocolate Thanksgiving turkeys. What’s the big deal? This: The confection’s golden hue is derived from caramelized sugar and caramelized milk along with flavor from 30.4% cocoa. Your reporter’s tried the stuff, and will loudly vouch for it (and climb mountains and ford streams for another bite, if required). Let Patel and her team tell you about that delicacy and Delysia’s other excellent treats (while you nom on the samples) during one of their many virtual tastings

And – stop th' presses, this just in!Ramen Tatsu-Ya and Joto Sake and Antonelli's Cheese Shop are collaborating to host a virtual sake-and-cheese tasting session this Saturday, November 7? Daaaaaamn …

As if even farm-to-table isn’t enough unless you raise the ingredients yourself, while chef Derek Zampacorta cooks up the Ottolenghi-inflected cacio e pepe and other dishes for garden dining on Rio Grande Street, Texas French Bread owner Murph Willcott’s out in the rurality beyond town, checking on the field of Turkey Red wheat he recently planted out there, gonna eventually serve it up after the TFB bakery does its wizardry with the resultant flour …

Cinful Sweets pastry chef and chocolatier Cinthya Romriell will be representing the ATX in the Food Network’s new Kristin Chenoweth-hosted Candy Land competition series that’s, yes, inspired by the classic Hasbro kids’ game

Chickens aren’t veterans, but all veterans are welcome: Pluckers Wing Bar is offering a free meal to veterans and active-duty military (when dining-in) on Veterans Day: Wed., Nov. 11 …

Austin’s NadaMoo!, those purveyors of dairy-free coconut-milk ice cream, features Urban Roots as the November beneficiary of their new monthly giving program at the Scoop Shop – donating 25% of each Tuesday’s shop sales. Bonus: the company’s seasonal (and extremely delicious) Peppermint Bark returns for a limited time only, so get it while you can …

Mammoth Creameries, the keto-friendly, diabetic-conscious, frozen custard company founded by Austinites Susan and Tim Krauss, has begun a sponsorship of record-breaking cyclist Mandy Marquardt who races for the USA Cycling National Team and Team Novo Nordisk (the world’s first all-diabetes professional cycling team) …

Speaking of cycling, we told you about a few of Austin’s coffee subscription services a while ago; and then reminded you what Little City and Ground Zero have been up to; and you already know the excellence that Third Coast continues to provide for the city, right? Well, now we’re noting an Austin-based coffee service for cyclists: Grimpeur Bros., helmed by biking fanatic Dan Manco, roasts specialty coffee & espresso to order and has the beans roasted here or in Brooklyn. (We doubt Manco cycles between the two locations but wouldn’t bet either way: The man is, like, dedicated to two-wheeled, human-powered conveyance.) …

Speaking of the blessed bean, Ken Leonard, co-founder of Mozart’s Coffee Roasters out there on Lake Austin Boulevard, tells us that “Our 2020 reservations system is at the core of our sea-change away from massive crowds to COVID-compliant safety, and it’s been an incredible success so far.” Ah, reckon it’s time to polish your rhinestone-studded mask, reserve viewing tables for the “2020 Covid-Cautious Light Show,” and order a Mozart’s At Your Table refreshments box in advance – for one of the six orchestrated in-person light-and-music performances that begin on November 11 …


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