Burch & Purchese are excited to announce and exclusive deal with The Cocoa Alliance based here in Melbourne. The Cocoa Alliance are the Australian distributors of Chocovic chocolate our preferred brand of chocolate. So we are happy to align ourselves with these two great brands and hope to have a fruitful partnership in the future. The deal was completed just before our Masterclass in Flinders Room at the Langham hotel last week. The Cocoa Alliance provided us with the Selvatica range of chocolate for our demonstration and to give away to the attendees. The demonstration itself was titled "New Ways With An Old Obsession" and focused on some of our techniques in chocolate and dessert making. We received great feed back and had a lively exchange of questions from the diverse crowd. We have to say a special thanks to Adriano Zumbo for his moderation and to Alistair McLeod for his MC skills. Burch & Purchese produced three dishes, two of which were produced as tastings for everyone and the chocolate turron (above) went down extremely well as did our impressive gift bag. The bag contained a Burch & Purchese chocolate piece, promotional material from The Cocoa Alliance and chocolate from Chocovic as well as samples from our other partners Fresh As. and Melbourne Food Ingredient Depot and we want to thank all of our supporters in making the day so successful. We will post more on Tommy Roff from Fresh As. and Phil Vernon from Melbourne Food Ingredient Depot later on as they have great products and we have built good relationships with these professional companies. For now, here are a few useful links.