Dominique Ansel has another collaboration out (remember Shake Shack?), this time with nothing to do with the Cronut.
Ansel has been tapped by chocolatier Neuhaus to create a new praline, to be featured alongside eight other pastry chef creations. The nine-chocolate box, on sale in Neuhaus shops mid-October, features chocolate creations from pastry chefs from Germany, Belgium, Spain, Japan, China, Paris, and the U.K.
Notable chefs? Former elBulli pastry chef Oriol Balaguer created a praline with "popping sugar," passion fruit, Piedmont hazelnuts, and a layer of praline in milk chocolate. "It is inspired by 'La Fallas,' the annual popular celebration in Valencia. The popping sugar represents the crackling fireworks," he said in a press release.
Ansel, in the meantime, contributed a caramel peanut praline, made with roasted peanuts and a layer of caramel. "A tip of the hat to America and a fusion of two cultures," Ansel said in a press release. Check out the chocolate over at Neuhaus.