Chocolate maker Guido Castagna’s factory outside Turin smells like freshly baked chocolate cake, roasted hazelnuts, and the chocolatey equivalent of a warm hug. Castagna and Milan’s Pia Rivera are two of Northern Italy’s most internationally awarded, technically skilled, and flavour-forward chocolate masters.
It’s been a great year for food and drink at NUVO. This highlight reel shows off some of the best of the best when it comes to spirits, fine dining, and desserts.
This certainly isn’t Nendo’s first venture into the world of edible delights. With a portfolio including chocolate pencil shavings, Häagen-Dazs ice cream cake villages, and syrup-filled chocolate paint tubes, the Japanese design house is no stranger to the sweet medium.
“Every time I think I know anything about chocolate,” says artisan chocolatier Greg Hook, “I start to rethink it.”