Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Biagio Chocolate Tasting

I first went to Biagio Fine Chocolate a few months ago to buy the Vosges bacon chocolate bar for someone who loves both of those things. The store is a little tough to find, particularly when it's dark and pouring rain. But you'll find it, praying as you clutch the railing that a. you don't slip and break your neck on the wet metal staircase and b. even though your anniversary gift will be late, the power of bacon and chocolate will be enough to redeem you with your significant other. After my ordeal getting there, I couldn't resist getting one of their beautiful truffles for myself. The woman behind the counter put on a pair of white cotton gloves, placed the chocolate on a small porcelain dish, and slid it solemnly across the glass. I tossed that baby back in one delicious $2 bite. This Thursday, Biagio is having a tasting to introduce its spring lineup, including Lavender Cranberry, Green Tea, Lime Coconut, Lemon Almond, and Strawberry Mint. Their website helpfully points out that it's a perfect time to get your gifts for Administrative Professionals Week, but if you're reading this you're probably more likely to be on the receiving end of that particular occasion.

Biagio Fine Chocolate
1904 18th Street NW