As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Biagio, a DC chocolate institution, is undergoing a name change, and is officially now Cocova. To celebrate this monumental change, the new Cocova hosted a chocolate tasting yesterday.
I’m happy to report that the customer service at the shop is still outstanding. Since I attended this tasting with Valerie, who is diligent about maintaining a dairy- and gluten-free diet to keep herself in top-notch health, we needed to do some research about which chocolates she would be able to enjoy at the tasting. The staff very kindly provided a list and advance, and we went in prepared with a list of great chocolates that we could both enjoy and discuss.
Luckily, the Amedei Grenada 70% cacao bar was on the go-ahead list, since we both fully enjoyed the smooth, creamy texture alongside a fruity and woody flavor.
Also on the go-for-it list? The Domori Porcelana, another creamy-textured chocolate with a nutty flavor.
It was a truly wonderful tasting experience, since Valerie and I could confidently sample chocolates that would be healthy for both of us (what? Chocolate is a health food. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.) thanks to the helpful staff at what is now Cocova.
Has a shop ever helped you out with enjoying a meal or other culinary experience despite dietary restrictions?