Monday, April 6, 2009

Too pretty to eat

Chocolate is everywhere these days, whether you are looking for it or not. Entire sections of the supermarket have been taken over by temporary walls of large, cumbersomely packaged Italian Easter eggs piled high. Thankfully I have been able to avoid any accidental shopping cart crashes and the purchases such an incident would necessitate up until now. But, a recent visit to the Antica Ciccolateria Acese in search of that something special had a different ending indeed (no accidents, just lots of purchases!).

Here you will be greeted by the aroma of high quality, artisanal chocolate without the overwhelming displays of mass production. The artful arrangements contain beautifully decorated Easter eggs that look more like hand painted ceramics than anything edible.

And if, like us, you really do find the Easter eggs to be just too beautiful to eat, you'll have to try the equally impressive 'regular' offerings. High quality ingredients and local Sicilian flavors are the emphasis here. We fell in love with the chocolate covered pistachios and have yet to sample chocolate combined with ingredients such as orange blossom, fig and malvasia but are eager to do so!

And if you really are a lover of chocolate you can even join the 'Chocoholic Club' and get a 10% discount on all direct purchases! Just check out the web link above for more info and a peak into my little slice of chocolate heaven.

1 comment:

  1. Hhhhhhmmmmmmmm.........I always get hungry over here! This blog is like food heaven ;-)


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