September 30, 2005
For those forumites near Seattle, we’ve just opened VinElla, the first full-line wine shop in Woodinville. We’re also stocking fine chocolates, including Domori’s Porcelana and Puertomar 25g bars, Amedei’s Toscano Brown (Toscano Black will be in as soon as Chocosphere has it back in stock) 100g bars, Amedei’s Monodosi Toscano Black, El Rey Caoba Bucare, and Apamate 80g bars, and Cluizet’s 100g hacienda los Ancones bars. We’ll also have Fran’s, Dilletante, Seattle Chocolates, Chocolate Company, Fiore, and Chocolati bars, coins, and pastilles. We’re working on specific wine, port, and dessert wine pairings for each chocolate. I don’t know a lot about fine chocolates but I was a chef for 25 years and have been writing about wine for ten and I plan to apply the same aesthetic criteria to chocolates and their relationship to food and wine. If you live in the area and are interested, please drop in. What eventually winds up in our stock will depend greatly on what our patrons ask for.
September 30, 2004
December 9, 2004
Has anyone gone down to 3400 Phinney in Seattle. This is the home of the old brewery. They are supposedly starting a chocolate factory there. Their websites are: http://www.3400phinney.com/ and http://www.thechocolatecompany.com/. I’ve been told that it is an eclectic group that has some rock concerts there too. Hmmm. Chocolate and rock concerts could be interesting. Don’t know the truth of the matter though. Any Seattlites want to drive by and check it out?