Vavako is a boutique for handmade chocolates based out of Bellevue, WA and has been spreading their delicious chocolates across the state if not the world via mail. We at CreateHive love taste testing our clients’ products and these chocolates are no joke. The flavor combinations are original and delicious – as shown in our picture, we nibbled on the lemon and basil and were pleasantly surprised as to how much of each ingredient we could taste. This is a must try! For more info visit their site here.
As our AC likes to flood us with extreme temps going from very hot to very cold in a short amounts of time. Here’s Paula fixing that issue with her artistic talents.
Earlier this month, team CreateHive had the honor of attending a special event held by Novo Fogo called, “Beans on Fire.”
Teams of two bartenders from Canon, Liberty, Lot No. 3, Naga, and Tavern Law will present original cocktails made with either of the Novo Fogo Cachaças AND Cesura’s Brazilian Blend, roasted by Café Lusso in Redmond.
The competition’s judges, Paul Clarke, Jacob Grier, and Evan Martin will declare one winner, and the crowd will choose their own.
As we watched all the bartenders create their masterpieces, I personally did not realize all the crazy ways you could construct such cocktails, as some were presented in hollow egg shells, smoked, and one was even served with a cachaça ganache. Every drink was served very elegantly, almost like a really fancy plate served on Top Chef.
Pictured above: Dragos Axinte (Novo Fogo Proprietário) and judges taking in the essence of the last cocktails served by Tavern Law.
Pictured above: Liberty getting their smoke and foam on.
*Photos courtesy of Luke McKinley.