“One thing, beautifully prepared, eaten with awareness.” That’s how Katrina Markoff, BA’95, chocolatier and businesswoman, wants people to approach Vosges Chocolates. This is not candy to be bought in bulk (though if you did, you’d be paying around $69/pound). This is a one-at-a-time experience. First you’ll notice the dusting of colorful spices on the top: fiery red paprika, golden curry, black sesame seeds. Take a bite. Feel free to moan. Markoff, founder of Vosges, would like that. She has traveled around the world and spent months in her kitchen combining flavors and textures to astound you with each mouthful of delight. illustration

Vosges Katrina Markoff truffle