Photo of the Day: The Birth of a Compartes Chocolate

By Lesley Balla  |  August 20, 2013

When we need something sweet, we just check out Compartes Chocolatier on Instagram and other social sites. Jonathan Graham, one of our 30 Under 30 honorees this year, often showcases the amazing things he's doing with chocolates, from designing custom truffles for TV shows like Breaking Bad to creating an entirely new line of chocolate bars from classic flavors, opening shops in Tokyo, and revamping his long-standing Brentwood shop. And, no, he still hasn't even turned 30 yet. With so many big things going on, it's nice to see the process starting so small - just a bowl of raspberries, pink peppercorns, some melted chocolate and a little elbow grease. We love the composition of this shot...and now, we can't wait to taste these raspberry-peppercorn truffles.