Feb 8, 2012
09:08 AMCafé Connecticut
Valentine's Dates - Part 3
We've got a whole range of Valentine's Day dates for you this year (although of course they're perfectly good things to do with your honey at any old time, too). But here's another we'll pull out from the group for your consideration. After all, time's running out!
Food Network groupies all over the country know chocolatier Franz Knipschildt from his appearances on “Chopped,” “Throwdown with Bobby Flay” and “Food Network Challenge,” but we’re so glad Knipschildt chose Connecticut to start his now renowned chocolate business and Chocopologie Café in South Norwalk. The café is inviting, with cozy, shabby-chic decor, dim lighting and a wide-ranging menu of appealing wintertime dishes like cheese fondue, coq au vin and cocoa-braised short ribs, as well as the don’t-miss French Steak Dip (sliced strip steak, caramelized onions, mushrooms and melted Grûyère on a demi baguette). Then, it’s on to the pièce de résistance—amble up to a glass showcase filled with small wonders of the confectionary kind. Share one with your honey—the Bailey’s Dome is guaranteed to put a gleam in his eye—or try a couple of Knipschildt’s wondrous handmade chocolates. You can watch them being made a few steps away. BTW - Chocopologie seems to be catching on: There will soon be a second location—in Dubai. 203/854-4754.