Saturday Sweets: Where to Celebrate World Chocolate Day in Miami
Yesterday, July 7th was World Chocolate Day and the best way to celebrate the decadent holiday is to indulge in various types of chocolate. In recent years, Miami has been lucky enough to jump on the artisan chocolate wagon with the opening of a few of its own local chocolate shops or locally customized chocolates.
Here are four Miami chocolate shops ready to celebrate World Chocolate Day or any day:
Isabel and Susanna of Garcia Nevett take their chocolate making very seriously, and it’s paid off as they were recently named Miami's Best Chocolate Shop and won four new medals at the International Chocolate Awards - Americas. The medals were three silvers for Ocumare, Canoabo and Rum Vanilla bonbons and bronze for Coconut. Stop in to check out their incredible chocolate or even learn to make your own next week in a chocolate workshop. Get those details here.
7312 Red Road Miami, FL 33143
Exquisito Chocolates is Miami’s first chocolate factory. This spot features bean to bar handmade gourmet chocolates that are made from the highest quality ingredients and premium sourced cocoa beans. Want to learn more about their chocolate making process — schedule a tour or a truffle making class here.
2606 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135
For those looking for a chocolate fix in Pinecrest — make your way to Cao Chocolates. Another award-winning bean to bar chocolate shop that features Chocolate Tasting Nights. This is a great opportunity to learn about the chocolate world while you enjoy the only chocolate created from scratch in small batches in Miami. Every chocolate is an adventure and through their chocolate tasting you will have the opportunity to appreciate all the benefits of the good of chocolate. Schedule a chocolate and wine tasting here.
9800 SW 77th Ave, Miami, FL 33156
Sapphire Noir at The Fontainebleau
Everyone knows the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, but did you know they are the only hotel in the U.S. to have its own customized chocolate made for its kitchen and retail? FONTAINEBLEAU SAPPHIRE NOIR™ is made exclusively for the hotel. And to celebrate World Chocolate Day we thought we would highlight what makes this chocolate so very special.
In collaboration with world-renowned French chocolate brand Cacao Barry, Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s Executive Pastry Chef, Brielle Fratellone traveled to the French chocolatier’s lab, Or Noir™ in France to customize the recipe for Fontainebleau. The resort now offers a unique chocolate bar, signature pralines and petit gateaux sold in the hotel’s signature coffee and patisserie shop Chez Bon Bon, and desserts in the hotel’s signature restaurants including StripSteak by Michael Mina, Scarpetta by Scott Conant and Hakkasan, all using the FONTAINEBLEAU SAPPHIRE NOIR™ recipe. Join them this summer for Chocolate and Wine Pairing classes at StripSteak or Wednesday and Saturday Family Pastry classes on link here.
4441 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33140