Wednesday, October 1, 2008

CONDE NAST TRAVELLER

Wrap Stars

By Rachael Shapiro

'We're the only bean-to-bar chocolate-makers in New York,' says Richard Mast of Mast Brothers Chocolate, a bijou company which has opened its first shop in Brooklyn hotspot Williamsburg.  The year-old company has a cult following among NY foodies.  Beans come from tiny plantations in Venezuela and are turned into chocolate, peppered with ingredients such as fleur de sel and olive oil-roasted hazelnuts.  Each bar is hand-wrapped in eye-catching paper, sourced from around the globe.