Thursday, October 16, 2014


New York Chocolatier Jacques Torres and
Executive Chef Alex Reyes
Offering a Four-Course Chocolate Dinner
Halloween Eve at Saks Fifth Avenue
WHO:   Jacques Torres, founder of Jacques Torres Chocolate ( ) and Alex Reyes, Executive Chef, Café SFA, Saks Fifth Avenue
WHAT:  A rare collaboration of chocolate and savory for which Jacques Torres and Alex Reyes will man the kitchen on the 8th floor of Saks Fifth Avenue. There, the chefs will present a magnificent four-course dinner, each course featuring a chocolate twist, including such decadent dishes such as Dark Chocolate Cured Foie Gras Torchon, White Chocolate and Vermouth Sorbet, Cocoa Nib, Ancho Chile Crusted Venison and much more .
WHY: Saks Fifth Avenue and its restaurants, Café SFA and SnAKS, recently teamed up with Jacques Torres Chocolate to offer his sweet confections and ice creams to guests.  Jacques and Alex challenged each other to develop and serve a four course decadent chocolate dinner.  And what better timing than the night before Halloween!
WHERE:        Café SFA
Saks Fifth Avenue , 8th Floor
611 5th Avenue,
New York, NY 10022
WHEN:          THURSDAY, October 30, 2014
Chef Jacques Torres and Chef Alex Reyes are available for phone interviews and email Q&A prior to the 10/30 dinner.
Café SFA Executive Chef
Alex Reyes
Master Chocolatier Chef Jacques Torres
Guests can secure a reservation in advance with a credit card at: . Dinner is $80 per guest, with optional wine pairing for $25.
Jacques Torres, whose name is synonymous with innovation and culinary excellence, is a Master Pastry Chef and the authority on all things chocolate. His namesake business, Jacques Torres Chocolate , specializes in premium, handcrafted chocolates produced at New York City’s largest artisan chocolate facility, a 40,000 sq. foot space at the Brooklyn Army Terminal. He has 8 chocolate stores in Manhattan and Brooklyn and one ice cream shop.  Jacques is the youngest chef to receive the culinary MOF (Meilleur Ouvrier de France/Best Pastry Chef of France) distinction, serves as the Dean of Pastry Arts at the ICC, and has released multiple award-winning books.  For more information please visit
Café SFA offers relaxed fine dining on the 8th floor of the iconic Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York. With bird's-eye views of Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick's Cathedral, Cafe SFA is a favorite midtown business lunch spot and a destination for area shoppers and visitors. Chef  Alex Reyes's  menu is fresh and seasonal.  A graduate of the world-famous Le Cordon Bleu, Chef Reyes trained in Europe, mastering classic dishes of his native Catalan cuisine. In June 2014, Reyes was invited to participate in the 29th Annual Chef’s Tribute and Fundraiser for the Citymeals-on-Wheels program.   For more information please visit

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