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  1. Food Tours
    Sweet Trip: 4 Chocolate Factories Offering Tours and ClassesUnlike sausage, you want to watch it be made.
  2. In the Magazine
    Platt Visits the Mark, Recette; Prohibition Shaped Modern NightlifeAlso in this week’s magazine: Local goat cheese at the Greenmarket, and Sara Jenkins’s latest restaurant.
  3. Empire Building
    Grimaldi’s Will Open 24/7 Chelsea LocationThe Dumbo pizzeria will open in the Limelight Marketplace.
  4. Openings
    Candy Bars Replace Glow Sticks at LimelightMarieBelle is the latest to move into the former nightclub.
  5. Trimmings
    Also, a Word With MarieBelle About Those Rose Petals …Stop sprinkling them on everything like they’re fairy dust!
  6. Mediavore
    Citywide Truffle Shortage; A New Eastside Fro-Yo FoeA citywide truffle shortage can explain why “the Waverly Inn jacked up the price of its infamous truffle-topped mac & cheese from $55 to $85. The dish was an amusing punch line at $55; at $85, it’s just obscene.” [NYP] Related: Le Cirque Bids High for Monster Truffle Bruni eschews all the courtesies one suffers at the dinner table, which he refers to as restaurantspeak: “Would I ‘enjoy coffee with dessert?’ I don’t know; it depends how good the coffee is. I’ll have some, yes, then we’ll see.” [NYT] FR.OG has now lost Jean Georges alum chef Didier Virot to the Plaza’s new restaurant-to-be, the Palm Court, set to open later this year. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]
  7. Foodievents
    A Hotel’s ‘Chocolate Covered Weekend’If Rob and Robin’s gifts for chocoholics weren’t extravagant enough for you, the Exchange Hotel is offering a “Chocolate Covered Weekend” — and starting Saturday, December 16, the price drops from $1,200 to a mere thousand. What does a grand get you? According to the hotel Website, the deal includes a two-night stay in a suite (typically a winter rate of $289 per night); a three-hour tour of Christopher Norman Chocolates, Vosges Haut-Chocolat, Kee’s Chocolates, MarieBelle, and Jacques Torres; and Mexican chocolate mojitos or non-alcoholic Aztec iced chocolate in the on-site lounge. (The visit to the high-end chocolatiers is led by a guide from Zoom Chocolate Magazine.) General manager Rani Carr tells us that the package launched earlier this fall through a partnership with the Chocolate Show, but the word is just starting to spread. “It’s so new that we haven’t had anyone actually book it and confirm it,” she explains. — Lori Fradkin Calling All Chocoholics! [Exchange Hotel]