Asheville has its cacao fortresses — the French Broad Chocolate Lounge, the Chocolate Fetish and Chocolate Gems — but our sweet town also harbors countless hidden chocolate sanctuaries.
When a truffle has a name like “velvet sin ecstasy,” it probably doesn’t need to win awards to convince customers to give it a try. But at a recent competition, The Chocolate Fetish proved that its chocolates lived up to their names when the Asheville business earned 15 medals at the International Chocolate Salon’s 2014 […]
“For six years, residents and visitors of our fair city have come for chocolate and fellowship to French Broad Chocolate Lounge at 10 South Lexington Avenue. This, our original location, has served us very well, despite the building’s age and unique quirks. The summer of this year, 2014, will be our last in this spot! We have signed a 10 year lease to relocate French Broad Chocolate Lounge around the corner on Pack Square! This spring, we are renovating the first floor of the historic Legal Building, formally SunTrust Bank, to be our permanent home.”
If you’re a true Romeo (or Romea), you’ve no doubt got everything worked out for celebrating Valentine’s Day: flower delivery scheduled, champagne chilling and — most importantly — dinner reservations made. If you’re like the rest of us workaday schlubs however, your dinner reservations for the Big Day Of Love are no more real at this point than a bow-wielding winged baby.
The Asheville Chocolate & Arts Festival pairs music, dance, fashion, film and visual art with a wide array of chocolate treats. Saturday, Dec. 8 at the US Cellular Center.
Read on for just a few of the myriad food options for V-Day. Don’t worry, we’ll keep this up right until the 14th. (Photo by French Broad Chocolate Lounge pastry chef Holly Wiest)
The Champagne BYOB (or C), but we’ve got some ideas about where to get your V-Day chocolate, and there’s no reason not to go local. Here, we’ve provided seven opportunities. (Photo of chocolate hearts from The Chocolate Fetish by Max Cooper)
The event, to be held at the Masonic Temple, helps local families receive affordable pre- and post-natal care. Photo: Robyn Lee
From the Sugar Plum Fairy to experimental button art, there are plenty of things to do this weekend.
Bill Foley is part pitchman, part chocolatier. Standing at the counter of The Chocolate Fetish, he knows how to draw in his customers, then put them at ease.