clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Eat Cones of Coffee-Infused Chocolate Mousse at George Howell (and More Updates)

A new La Colombe, art made on a tortilla press, and other news bites

Gate Comme Des Filles chocolate mousse in a chocolate cone
Gate Comme Des Filles chocolate mousse in a chocolate cone

Welcome back to Morning Briefing, an almost-daily round-up of mini news bites to kick off the day.

Chocolate Mousse Cones

Want to eat coffee-infused dark chocolate mousse in a cone, ice cream-style? Somerville-based Gâté Comme Des Filles — which has a shop in the works at the forthcoming Bow Market in Union Square and a seasonal pop-up at Lizzy’s Ice Cream in Harvard Square — is crossing the river. Chocolatier Alexandra Whisnant’s cones full of chocolate mousse will now be available at George Howell Coffee at the Godfrey Hotel (505 Washington St., Boston) in Downtown Crossing, and those mousses will be infused with George Howell coffees, naturally. Whisnant will be there tomorrow, December 9, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. to kick things off, serving up a mousse that highlights George Howell’s Mamuto AA coffee from Kenya. The cafe will also be selling boxes of Whisnant’s chocolates.

In Other Coffee News

Patch Cambridge interviews Steven Darwin (yes, he’s related to Charles Darwin) of Darwin’s Ltd., a group of three Cambridge coffee shops that he founded with his wife Isabel back in 1993. “I'm no longer in the sandwich making business,” he says. “I'm in leadership development.”

And in Even More Coffee News

Just a reminder that La Colombe opens its second Boston location today (29 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston), and all customers get a free draft latte can. It’s open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends.

This One’s Not About Coffee

It’s about tortilla art. Art made on a tortilla press. Tonight, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Urbano Project in Jamaica Plain (29 Germania St.), there’s an opening reception and documentary screening for Tortilla Social by JP-based artist Salvador Jiménez-Flores. Tortilla Social is a visual art exhibition featuring art made on a small printing press that resembles a tortilla press. Over the past few months, Jiménez-Flores, in partnership with the Urbano Project, popped up in a variety of locations for interactive printmaking and food workshops, where participants used the press to make art (which will be on display at the exhibition) — and they did eat fresh tortillas too. No word on whether there will be tortillas at tonight’s event, which is free and open to the public.

Buy Stuff

Have you finished your holiday shopping? Check out Eater’s 2017 gift guide for help pleasing your food-loving friends and family with everything from fancy soy sauce and jars of brown butter to a banana-covered duffle bag and a pineapple-shaped pool float. Or skip right to the cookbook section.

Got a news tip for the Eater Boston team? Email

La Colombe (Seaport District)

29 Northern Ave., Boston, MA 02210 Visit Website

Gâté Comme des Filles @ Aeronaut

14 Tyler St., Somerville, MA 02143 Visit Website

Godfrey Hotel Boston

505 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111 (312) 649-2000 Visit Website

Darwin's Ltd.

1629 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138 (617) 491-2999 Visit Website