Sunday, March 30, 2014

Chocolate Stumbling in Midtown - L.A. Burdick

En route to a local Thai restaurant I happened to stumble on this treasure that I was first introduced to last Spring in Boston. I vividly remember trudging through snow, rain and slush to take a quick tour of the Harvard Business School grounds. We were cold and tired when we finally navigated to the recommended L.A. Burdick and that dark hot chocolate with a shot of espresso spread warmth and rich goodness through every thawing extremity. I had locked away this memory with my wintry Boston nostalgia until this past week! My excitement was overwhelming and after devouring a full plate of Rohm Thai noodles I could not resist a chocolaty concoction for the commute back home. After asking for a dark recommendation, I went with Madagascar which elegantly carried subtle notes of vanilla beneath the strong melody of pure chocolate.
Since then I ventured back post work to celebrate the end of the week and shared a Grenada single origin hot chocolate with a side of cannele (this selection fell into the 70's range of cocoa while Madagascar was in the milder 60's). I managed to snap a few shots during my indulgent excitement...

Introduction in Boston

Intro with espresso...

Single Origin Menu (Manhattan)

Grenada with Cannele

L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates
 5 E 20th St, Manhattan, NY 10003

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