A Chocolate Focus at Fête Accompli

Take a trip to chocolate land

A Chocolate Focus at Fête Accompli
Photo by John Anderson

Downtown Farmers' Market, Fourth & Guadalupe
Saturday, 9am-1pm

Throughout the summer and fall, the folks at Fête Accompli have been selling their amazing (and popular) locally sourced fruit drinks at the Downtown Farmers' Market: basil limeade, cantaloupe refresco, persimmon cucumber, peach-ginger lemonade, and others as various fruits came in. But now, at the end of fruit season and with cold weather on the way, Fête will be changing its focus to ... chocolate!

"In Paris while I was going to culinary school," says Quincy Adams Erickson of Fête Accompli, "the French cafes would serve the richest, most wonderful hot chocolate. You could only buy it by the pot, though, and if you drank the whole thing, you would be completely wired. I mean, you would be shaking!" Erickson laughs. "We will be making a similar hot chocolate with premium El Rey chocolate from Venezuela." El Rey chocolate is imported to the United States by a Texas company, so it is as locally sourced as chocolate (or for that matter coffee) can be. "We won't force you to buy a whole pot, though!" Erickson reassures. "We'll be selling it in 8-ounce cups. That will be plenty, though, 'cause it is going to be intense!"

In addition to the hot chocolate, Fête Accompli will be making fresh, hot beignets, each filled with a melted dark chocolate truffle; heady chocolate cupcakes stuffed with brandy-soaked macaroons and caramelized nuts; dense dark chocolate brownies; and possibly even fresh, hot-off-the-griddle crepes with chocolate filling.

"We are going off to chocolate land!" rejoices Erickson. "We might even try a few flavored hot chocolates for variety. Everyone was so responsive to the unusual fruit drinks we did; we like to take people to places they don't normally dwell. And if we can get a steady supply of Texas-grown apples, we're going to do a hot apple cider, too."

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