Drinks with … Casey Hickey

Chocolatier, classically-trained pastry chef, co-owner of Petit Philippe, and the reason Charlotte can’t stop eating chocolate chats with us over a glass of chardonnay
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Favorite everyday candy bar: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Yum!

World’s best chocolate haven: A l’Etoile d’Or, this sweet little chocolate shop in Paris’s ninth arrondissement.

Favorite liqueur to fill a chocolate: Chambord; it’s my latest favorite.

Does your husband give you chocolates for Valentine’s Day? Yes! But not this past one because our business was so busy that we barely had time for V-Day!

Craziest chocolate recipe ingredient you’ve tried: Successfully? Fresh habanero and dried Mexican chilies. Unsuccessfully? Lavender; it tasted like a bath product!

Food (besides chocolate) you can’t live without: Pizza.

Best grocery store boxed chocolates: See’s.

Culinary hero: Julia Child. She was fearless in the kitchen.

Number of times you’ve seen the original Willy Wonka: I couldn’t count!

Categories: Food + Drink, Restaurant Reviews