Cows ‘n Cabs is Back

IMG_5761-241x147If you like Bar-b-que, country music, delicious cuisine, and a fabulous time, and, of course, chocolate, this event is for you. Full of great businesses and restaurants giving samples of their very best work, this is a party you don’t want to miss. Last year Peterbrooke Winter Park showcased their newly-famous Broissants. Who knows what they’ll show off this year? One way to find out.

IMG_5564-241x147To purchase tickets for Cows n’ Cabs or for more info, visit their website here. So what are you waiting for? Dust off those boots and your cowboy hat and come party with us! We can’t wait to see you there.

When: Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Time: 6/7:00-9:00 PM

Price: $110-$200

Chefs, Art, and Chocolate: An Art Festival to Remember

kay outside

Kay serving up some chocolate goodness outside.

Well, it was a blast! With hundreds of new faces on the Avenue in just two days, the Art Festival was an exhilarating experience. Broissants were everywhere, chocolate was flying, and smiles were abundant. Needless to say, it was a tasteful, fantastic event. We hope you all got some artwork to take home, chocolate or otherwise.

We even got a visit from Chef Edu Guedes, from the popular Brasilian television show Hoje Em Dia! Thanks Visit Orlando for showing us off, we love you guys!

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Chef Edu Guedes with Jami and Kevin!

 

 

 

To everyone who came out this weekend, we thank you for making it a special one. Make sure you come out next weekend and grab a Broissant while you still can (throughout October on Saturdays and Sundays). Until then, we still have plenty of frozen bananas, popcorn, gelato, and well, everything else amazing and chocolatey you need to get you through a Monday. Hope to see you soon!

Peterbrooke Welcomes the Winter Park Art Festival

Art FestivalThis weekend is the 41st Annual Winter Park Autumn Art Festival. With hundreds of artists and showcases filling up the entire park, this is a festival worth attending. It’s completely free, and there will be food trucks, activities and fun all around.

Peterbrooke is gearing up for the art festival, too. With a Broissant Bar outside and all our other goodies inside, there’s no better place to stop by for a snack. Grab a Broissant and a scoop of gelato to top it off with, like our team member Kay. (Check out the delicious video!)

The art festival takes place from 9am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Come say hello to your favorite chocolatiers!

Beat Breast Cancer with Chocolate

$1.00 donated for every lollipop sold!

$1.00 donated for every lollipop sold!

Although modern medicine and technology has advanced drastically over the past decade, Breast Cancer is still a prominent issue. The American Cancer Society estimates that not only will 1 in 8 women get breast cancer in their lifetime, but also that 40,000 women will die of it this year alone. With these kinds of statistics, we can no longer stay idle.

To do our part, Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park is selling Pink Ribbon lollipops through the month of October. For each one sold, 10% will be donated toward the Winter Park Memorial Hospital’s Free Mammogram Program. Early detection drastically increases the odds of successful treatment. At Peterbrooke, we’re all about that. So get your chocolate, fight cancer, and be a hero for women (and men) everywhere.

Besides, what’s better than chocolate for a cause?

For more information on Breast Cancer visit the Women’s Health website here.

To learn about or schedule a  mammogram and other services provided by the Winter Park Memorial Hospital, visit their website here or call them at (407) 303-7500.

October comes to Peterbrooke

I'd like to get caught in THIS web!

I’d like to get caught in THIS web!

It’s the first few days of Autumn. Even though it’s still hot as an oven full of chocolate chip cookies outside, it’s nice and cool inside Peterbrooke. Halloween is coming, and if I was a piece of chocolate, this would be my favorite season. The weather is soon changing, the decorations are up, and, as my grandma would say, “all my shows are back on.”

Thank you to everyone who came out to try a delicious Broissant or to purchase a Childhood Cancer lollipop throughout September. Be on the lookout for some October surprises, as well as some upcoming events. Don’t miss the 41st Annual Winter Park Art Festival next Saturday and Sunday, we’ll have gelato outside to greet you!

Well, I’ll let you get ready to curl up on the couch and watch last night’s NCIS or tonight’s shows. Personally I’m a Once Upon a Time kinda guy, but hey, anything goes with chocolate. What do you like to snack on while you watch television?

Goodbye Broissants, Hello Fall!

pumpkin cheesecake gelatoAs we say goodbye to Magical Dining Month, we also say goodbye to our famous Broissants, at least for now. If you haven’t gotten one, we’re open until 10, and you still have time! We can also make our famous pastries for private events, such as parties or weddings, whenever you like. Broissants will hopefully be back, and hopefully soon. Thank you to everyone for your support and enthusiasm!

Never fear, however. When one door closes another one opens, and this one opens with a cool breeze blowing right through. Say hello to fall, halloween, and yes, Pumpkin Cheescake gelato. Yep, it’s back. For how long? Until it’s gone, and it’s going fast. Grab a cup or a delicious chocolate-dipped cone today, or even take home a pint.

Exciting things are coming this fall, come in and see for yourself!

Celebrate the Weekend with Chocolate

Pretzel Pals

Pretzel pals just soothe the day away.

Today is a day of rest. Especially after attending Florida Blog Con all day yesterday at Full Sail, I am exhausted. Between learning some amazing tips and tricks, however, I met some really amazing people. (And gave out some great chocolate.) While some blog renovations are definitely underway, I’m going to enjoy this weekend.

We all deserve a great weekend every once in a while.What is your favorite way to relax? I’m curled up with a bottle of wine, some Pretzel Pals, and Once Upon a Time. Yesterday I went to go get a Broissant from the shop. Whether it’s at the beach, your living room, or being with friends, it doesn’t matter. As long as you do what you love. Read a book. Eat some chocolate. Go dance in the rain.

Just don’t take your chocolate into the downpour with you. It’s much better with milk, trust me.

Thank you to everyone at FLBlogCon and FullSail for hosting such an amazing event yesterday. I, Jami, and Kevin all had a blast. Can’t wait to see you guys next year! Keep blogging your heart out.

It’s a Boo-tacular Invasion

Fall cookies are back!

Fall cookies are back!

It’s starting to get cooler, if only slightly, and you know what that means: Halloween is right around the corner! That’s right, fall and Halloween have started to invade Peterbrooke, and it’s getting spookier by the minute. Foils and baskets and cookies, oh my! Come check out our edible skeleton fingers, ghost and haunted house cookies, and boo-tacular other treats.

Guests coming tomorrow to the Winter Park Sip and Stroll will sure have something to look forward to, that’s for sure. As the temperature drops, keep on the look out for all things fall. We’ll keep you updated on the pumpkin and turkey invasion. This is Team Winter Park, over and out.

Chocolate: The Best Prescription

sea salt caramel

Pretty please?

If you live in Florida, chances are someone you know is getting a case of the sniffles. I am no exception. With the nasty new bug going around, I’m glad I have some chocolate and tissues handy. Nothing goes better with a cold than chocolate, a day off, and Netflix. And with Broissants back on the weekends, I’ve got an even better reason to get better and get back to work.

My advice? Make sure you stock up. You never know when you might wake up needing some ibuprofen and a blanket. Trust me when I say that calling someone and begging them to bring you chocolate and gelato to make you feel better isn’t as fun as it sounds. So to help you out, here’s a good Chocolate First Aid Kit to get you started.

As for me, I’m taking a bite and going to bed. Make sure to wash your hands and keep the tissues close. And can someone please bring me a Broissant?

Mid-Summer Nights, Not so Dreamy

Bananas!

Keep cool with a frozen banana. You know, since we don’t have snow.

While it is currently snowing in Canada, in Florida it is still a good five degrees short of triple digits. And while some of us may be measuring in Celsius to make it seem cooler, that doesn’t mean we’ll start wearing jackets anytime soon. Let’s face it, it’s hot. It’s been one of the hottest summers I can remember. This spells doom for chocolate and chocolate lovers alike.

How do you keep your chocolate cool (and keep you happy) in this intense weather? Make sure to keep your chocolate in a cool room temperature away from the sun. If traveling, ice packs, coolers, and even bags can help keep your chocolate safe. For more ideas on how to not let the heat ruin your treats, check out How to Keep your Chocolate Cool and Tips for Traveling with Chocolate.

So keep it cool, relax, and eat your chocolate before it melts. If it does, just put it in the fridge for a few minutes, and it should regain some form. If that doesn’t work, there’s always chocolate soup. Remember that we always have gelato, water, and frozen bananas if you need to cool off. Have a great end to your summer, and drink plenty of water and stay safe.