Michael Recchiuti

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    July 31, 2013

    Malt Is The Flavor of Sweet Summer

    We've noticed a few things while out in the field doing copious amounts of confectionery research (strictly for the people) this summer. We've been getting serious Eighties Ovaltine flashbacks because dessert vixens are using malt a lot right now. A few of these fine specimens that we're going to re ... More >>

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    December 11, 2012

    Recchiuti's Moonlight Skates Are a Non-Denominational Treat

    Ice skating under the stars at Union Square is an idea that's definitely better in theory, because you're likely to hurt yourself wearing those flimsy rental skates and crashing into other people who also don't know how to stand on top of thin blades. The romance of the idea is probably better expre ... More >>

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    July 20, 2012

    Preview Recchiuti's Chocolate Lab on Sunday

    The next Sunday Streets takes place in Dogpatch on July 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. While out gallivanting, be sure to stop by and get a preview of Chocolate Lab (801 22nd St. at Tennessee), the forthcoming cafe by noted local chocolatier Michael Recchiuti that's due to debut in September. He'll spend ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    Battle of the Bay for Chocolate Supremacy

    Ben Narasin​ When my friend Kelly asked me for a recommendation for exquisite chocolates to serve at the end of a meal in lieu of dessert, my immediate recommendation was Recchiuti. Best in the Bay, I said. But I realized I made this statement without any stringent, methodical, scientific m ... More >>

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    July 15, 2011

    New Limited-Edition Confection from Recchiuti Deserves to Stick Around

    Recchiuti​Ferry Building confectioner Recchiuti offers a new special called peanut honey batons ($14 for 10 pieces), a candy that's so much more than the name allows. The "peanut" part is toasted peanuts, the "honey" is a fleur de sel caramel made with honey, a light and lovely diversion from ... More >>

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    June 10, 2011

    Sutton Cellars Hosts Weekend Event with Best Name, Jug Sunday

    Lou BustamanteCarl Sutton.​ Jug Sundays at Sutton Cellars Where: Sutton Cellars, 601 22nd St. (at Illinois) When: Sun., June 12, 2-5 p.m. Cost: Free The rundown: It's that time again: Jug Sunday. This Sunday, Sutton Cellars will be out during Sunday Streets in the Bayview to hook you up wi ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011
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    February 22, 2011

    Recchiuti Opening a Cafe in Ex-Piccino Space

    Scott Beale / Laughing Squid Part of the Piccino space on 22nd Street, slated to become a Recchiuti cafe.​It's no secret that Dogpatch is becoming one of the coolest playgrounds for food in San Francisco. And ever since Piccino announced last year that it would move to bigger and badder digs a ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010

    Prince of Chocolate Michael Recchiuti Talks Kings of Pastry at the Balboa

    Tamara PalmerThe birth of Recchiuti's signature burnt caramel truffles.​Michael Recchiuti has signed on as an added attraction for a Saturday screening of Kings of Pastry, a documentary charting the pressures of competing in a prestigious competition called the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (M. ... More >>

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    September 27, 2010

    An Open Letter from Blue Bottle to the Dolores Park Community

    Blue Bottle Coffee Co.Rendering of Blue Bottle's proposed coffee trailer and its site in Dolores Park.​Organizers of tonight's community meeting at Dolores Park Church to discuss Rec and Park's vendor plans for Dolores Park are finalizing the final agenda. And while representatives of would-be ... More >>

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    August 18, 2010
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    August 12, 2010

    Sutton Cellars: An Urban Winery Grows in Dogpatch

    Lou BustamanteSutton Cellars' Carl Sutton.​Despite occasionally living up to the grittiness of its name, the Dogpatch is becoming one of the best neighborhoods in the city for food. Right off the T line, it boasts some notable residents: Recchiuti's production facility, Piccino, Serpentine, Ki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Chocovision: Time-Lapse Art from Michael Recchiuti

    We're pretty mesmerized by "Eat the Paint," a creative project by artist Mark Alsterlind and chocolatier Michael Recchiuti for the nonprofit organization Food From the Heart. The eight-hour process of composing edible art has been time-lapsed into less than four minutes. No stranger to playing wit ... More >>

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    February 22, 2010

    Sweetening Up Sunday: Michael Recchiuti and Fran Gage at Omnivore Books

    T. PalmerThe birth of Recchiuti's signature burnt caramel truffles.​The epic Chocolate Obsession by Michael Recchiuti and Fran Gage turns five this year and is still one of the most gorgeous, creative, and accessible chocolate cookbooks on the market. The renowned chocolatier and baker/writer, ... More >>

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    December 9, 2009

    Tonight in Dogpatch: Wine and Recchiuti Chocolate Pairings at Yield

    rockdoggydog/FlickrChocs god Michael Rechiutti.​Dogpatch denizens have a chance to taste Recchiuti Confections with wine tonight at Yield Wine Bar (2490 Third St. at 22nd St.) tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. Jacky and Michael Recchiuti are on host duty, for those with burning technique or ingredient ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Cheese Plus Does Fall Tomorrow with Ridiculous Amounts of Artisan Schwag

    Cheese Plus (2001 Polk at Pacific) is celebrating its fifth annual fall harvest artisan food festival tomorrow, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Two dozen artisan food producers are on board, including Michael Recchiuti, Cowgirl Creamery, Fra'Mani, the Brown Butter Cookie Company, Ciao Bella, and more: Not a bad line ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Recchiuti and Handal Prove Chocolate and Cheese Aren't Strange Bedfellows

    Amarena cherries and Blu del Moncenisio cheese await enrobing for the Red, White & Blu course.​A recent afternoon at the headquarters of confectioner Recchiuti provided definitive proof that, in the right hands, chocolate and cheese do go together. As part of his mostly sold-out Tas ... More >>

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    July 28, 2009

    Five Local Ways to Celebrate National Milk Chocolate Day

    See's Candies Milk Chocolate Bordeaux.​Happy National Milk Chocolate Day! Yes, SFoodie has certainly logged in many hours as a dark chocolate snob. But we also know that milk chocolate was our sweetest gateway drug, and plan to celebrate this very important holiday with some of our local favorites ... More >>

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    July 22, 2009

    Far Tastier Than it Sounds: The Dogpatch Ice Cream Social

    Last week, we wrote about Recchiuti's new whoopie pies and talked about a secret ice cream social we heard might be happening. Sweets wizard Michael Recchiuti was quick to correct the notion that last Wednesday's spontaneous sale of homemade ice cream (burnt caramel, McEvoy olive oil) and sorbet ... More >>

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    May 28, 2009

    Recchiuti's Taste Project Flirts With Savory and Sweet Flavors

    Michael Recchiuti dreams up the Taste Project "This has everything to do with stuff I'd like to do, but could never do on an industrial level," said chocolatier Michael Recchiuti as a panini fungi of shiitake chocolate malt ice cream on grilled brioche was served. Recchiuti had stayed up well into ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009

    Valentine's Sweet Hearts

    Self-respecting San Francisco residents should know that the words "Russell Stover" and "Whitman's Sampler" really have nothing to do with real chocolate, but many might be able to use some guidelines beyond that for Valentine's Day. Fortunately, we have some of the country's finest chocolatiers i ... More >>

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