Friday, December 23, 2016

GateauOChocolat Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

Heaven’s Official Chocolate Cake. Now Available on Online! 

GateauOChocolat flourless chocolate cake is a chocolate lovers dream.  Based on a dessert first discovered in a famous bistro in Paris, our cake is the result of many hours of crafting and has been perfected over 10 years with help from our demanding restaurant patrons and dinner party guests. Our flour-free chocolate cake recipe creates a rich cake with nothing to mask the pure, dark-chocolate flavor enhanced by premium organic butter. A dusting of toasted almonds adds a slight toasty crunch. Light, dense and intensely satisfying.

100% Organic and 100% Gluten-Free

GateauOChocolat Gluten free chocolate cake is made of Rain Forest Alliance Certified 100% single-origin rare Ecuadorian chocolate. We use premium USDA certified organic sugar from Florida and small family farm butter, from cows that live in small herds on real pastures. Our local eggs come from small producers whose chickens are fed a healthy organic diet and live in vast enclosures with real grass where they can roam free. Nothing else: No flour, No gluten, No yeast.  ** While we use 100% certified organic ingredients and bake in an organic, flour free bakery, we are in process for organic certification. **

We believe in and conduct our business in an ethical manner towards the environment, the people who grow or raise the ingredients we use, our suppliers, employees and customers. We hope to offer the best tasting products possible while successfully participate in a more sustainable economy. Our main reward is to bring pleasure wrapped in the feeling that from start to finish we have contributed positively or did no harm

Chef Emmanuel Roux
Chef Emmanuel Roux has been involved with creating, making and enjoying delicious food throughout his life.  He was born and raised in Tunisia on a farm very rich in history. It was built over a Roman villa and was also the site of a major battlefield during the second World War.

His parents, French expatriates, owned the farm. In 1961, the Roux family moved back to France. He studied in France, in England and more specifically hotel management in Switzerland. He sailed the world while serving in the French Navy on the famed helicopter carrier Jeanne d’Arc. Roux also worked for an American oil research company in desolate parts of the Sahara in Algeria, Niger, and Mali in Africa.

In 1975 Roux moved to New York as general manager of the Lotos Club – an exclusive arts and literature private club, one of the oldest in Manhattan. In 1979 he moved to Savannah, Georgia where he founded Gaston Dupre Inc.; the first high-end flavored gourmet pasta company.

Since 1993, Emmanuel Roux has owned several restaurants in St Petersburg, Florida. It was in these restaurants where he refined his version of the classic French flour-less chocolate cake. After numerous requests from his regulars and friends, Emmanuel began selling his cake directly to chocolate lovers.

Food has been a life-passion and he has an extensive knowledge of agriculture, food production, distribution and cooking and enjoying the fruit of his labors. He particularly enjoys entertaining and sharing a good glass of wine with new and old friends. You can read some of his blog postings on this site.

Emmanuel spends his free time cultivating two organic community gardens which he was instrumental in developing and where he is raising small flocks of urban chickens. He is a vocal advocate of permaculture and urban agriculture. He also serves on the board of the Tampa Bay Slow Food chapter. He continues to lives in St. Petersburg with his wife Jennifer. Both, appropriately, care for a chocolate lab named Maxx.

The Cake and Serving Suggestions
The intensity of the dark chocolate, and its rich-but-light texture, make this cake an easy finishing touch to elegant dinners and buffets. It a perfect gift for gourmets, gourmands including those sensitive to gluten.

For full flavor and best texture, the cake should be served at room tempature.

9 inch – 12 to 16 servings – $44.95
6 inch – 8 to 10 servings – $32.95

We also suggest serving it on a buffet in bite size portions on forks or Chinese spoons. One 9 inch cake will make 70 to 80 bite size pieces.

Special Occasions: Larger size cakes can be ordered for special occasions such as weddings birthdays or any other celebration requiring a special cake. Please let us know how we can help you by using our contact form.

Ingredients: Certified organic eggs, premium sweet certified organic butter, certified organic premium 100% Ecuadorian Rio Arriba chocolate, certified organic sugar, toasted almonds, and sea salt.

Nothing else. No flour. No gluten. No yeast.

Accompaniments:  We suggest serving it with fresh raspberries or strawberries, accompanied by homemade whipped cream. It may also be accompanied by a little Port wine or Banyuls or Maury (Delicious French fortified wines from the Rousillon area on the Spanish Mediterranean border)

Serving temperature:  GateauOChocolat is best served at room temperature. We suggest removing it from the refrigerator two hours before serving. Please do not expose to direct sun, do not warm in an oven or microwave or place on a heater.
Shelf life:  7 days refrigerated or 3 months frozen.

Carolanne Le Blanc
Meeting:  4th Saturday of every month except December
Imperial Palms, East Clubhouse, 101 Imperial Palm Drive, Largo, Florida 33771

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