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Pastry chef for more than ten years at Le Cirque, the renowned New York City restaurant, Torres now owns a chocolate factory in Brooklyn and a chocolate shop in Manhattan. His two earlier books, Dessert Circus and Dessert Circus at Home, showcased his restaurant creations and other favorite desserts. This lavishly illustrated new book presents recipes from his chocolate shop for celebrations throughout the year, from Valentine Sweethearts to a Christmas Bûche de Noël-along with many chocolate treats that aren't linked to any particular holiday. Many of them are shown in color photographs, and an introductory section covers chocolate techniques and tips. For most baking collections.