Dallmann Confections, handmade European gourmet chocolates, hands-on classes, exotic flavor, Sea Salt Caramel, Mozartkugel
The history of Dallmann started in 1954 when Guenther Dallmann opened his pastry shop in St. Gilgen, Austria offering only three types of pastries which were baked fresh daily. Because of Dallmann's attention to detail and use of only the finest and freshest ingredients, it did not take long for his pastry shop to become a locally renowned pastry paradise. Today Guenther's daughter Sylvia, together with her husband Franz, have expanded
, gaining a world wide reputation of being one of the finest pastry shops offering only the best quality. People travel from all over the world to get a taste of the famous
Mozart Travel Cake
(in honor of Mozart's travels throughout Europe) or to enjoy one of the 120 varieties of pastries and sweets. Visitors also journey from far and wide for the unique
class, where students can learn the traditional way of making the world famous "Salzburger Mozartkugel". This Austrian specialty was created in 1890 in Salzburg by Paul Fürst and named after the famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. A fine blend of hazelnut nougat and pistachio marzipan in the center encoded with bittersweet couverture. In 2006, Franz and Sylvia's daughter Isabella Valencia expanded the family business into San Diego, California, opening Dallmann Confections and specializing in exquisite artisan chocolates. Keeping with the family tradition of using only the finest ingredients, Isabella hand makes Dallmann gourmet chocolates using the original family recipes.
Wine and Chocolate, San Diego, El Cajon location, Project:Chocolate
Dallmann not only hand makes european chocolate truffles but also has weekly tastings and hands on chocolate classes at their production facility in El Cajon. The classes are always limited to 12 students. The hands-on class teaches everything there is to know about making you very own chocolate truffles. Tempering, molding, decorating, using colored coco butter, etc…New to Dallmann is also our tasting series "
" which features unique and unusual sweet and savory chocolate tastings, hands on classes and culinary highlights. Once a month we will open our doors to the public and transform our commercial kitchen into a culinary highlight for our guests. Other tastings this year will be
cheese and chocolate, chocolate tapas, beer and chocolate, chocolate dinners
, and many more.
Isabella Valencia, Chocolate flavors, Holiday Gifts
Chocolatier Isabella constantly updates the flavor list with new and exotic flavors like the Sea Salt Caramel, Jasmine Blossom, Apricot Coconut, Lavender, etc.. Our newest products are our artisan chocolate bars Goji Berry & Pink Himalayan Salt, Provence, Valencia, Orange Cardamom and Acai Blueberry. Some other new add-ons are: “Wine and Chocolate” which feature chocolate truffles that were carefully selected by our sommelier to pair with wine. “Beer and Chocolate” which features chocolate truffles that were carefully selected by our sommelier to pair with beer “Crisp Macaroons” a selection of fresh assorted macaroons in seasonal flavors “Fleur de Sel” our bestselling product featuring 9pc of creamy, buttery sea salt caramels