Chefs drooled over Ika Cohen’s lemon praline bonbons at the European 2012 contest.
The gourmet chocolate revolution in Israel continues to shine — with Tel Aviv’s chocolatier Ika Cohen recently being named a World Finalist at the International Chocolate Awards in London. Cohen – who runs a chocolate boutique on Yad Haharutzim Street — was applauded for her lemon praline bonbon at the semi-finals competition. The contest was set up to recognize the best fine quality chocolate from around the world. Winners at the event included French chocolate specialist Michel Cluizel, British chocolatiers Paul Young and Matcha Chocolat, Catalonian/British Damian Allsop Chocolates and Israel’s Ika Chocolate. The International Chocolate Awards recently held semi-finals rounds in Italy, the UK and the US. The Grand Final is set to take place in October.