Chocolate News

Every Tuesday through Friday from 5:30pm to 8pm, chic chocolateria La Golosa runs a happy hour with specials on its chocolate shakes ($4.50), hot chocolate ($4) and truffle degustazione (10% off). We’ve already creamed over the frothy clove-and-cinnamon-spiced chocolate frullato here; now owner Fabio Scarpelli is aiming for multiples with new flavors like Chocolate Coconut and Salty Chocolate & Caramel. Florentine chocolatier Andrea Bianchini supplies the interesting truffles: Olive Oil & Tahitian Vanilla, Passion Fruit & Sichuan Pepper, Saffron and more.

In other truffle news, late-to-the-gate blogalicious recently discovered been-around-forever Sazon, the Venezuelan BYOB on a stretch of Spring Garden that looks a lot like downtown Bangkok. Inside, though, was straight tropic retreat, the kind of place a Caracas concierge might direct you to if you asked where the locals go. We’re reviewing for PW, so deets are embargoed for now, but know that Sazon serves an array of hot chocolates and truffles, made from in-house starting from the raw cocoa beans.

No comments: