Monday, October 31, 2011

Boston: Yeah, I Went There Again

As noted in Friday’s review of the Hotel Chocolat Salted Caramel Puddles, I was going to be running right over to their shop this weekend. But…have they set up shop in DC? No. THAT would be far too convenient. But I did manage to get myself to the one city in the U.S. where they do have such a shop: Boston.

I love this place. Even though I usually spend a lot of my time there in Cambridge, which is where I met up with the lovely Carla for some hot chocolate and delightful conversation at L.A. Burdick.

She was kind enough to then take me over to Cardullo’s, a little deli/grocer in Harvard Square with a massive chocolate collection.

Chuao! Finally, I found you.

Now don’t fret, I didn’t forget about Hotel Chocolat. I braved the cold sleet to find some lovely treats on Newbury St.

And did I mention the sleet? Which later turned into disgusting, heavy, wet snow? I feared that this would stop my fellow swimming alumni from coming out to dinner after our little meet on Saturday. I mean, just look at it.

Fortunately, one of my good friends has an in at Poe’s Kitchen at the Rattlesnake Bar and made sure it was worth everybody’s trip. With flourless chocolate cake at the end.

That’s a teaser. I’m reviewing that stuff later.

Flourless chocolate cake: worth venturing out in a Boston sleet-fest, or not?


  1. Let me know next time you're in Boston! I'd love to meet a fellow chocoholic in person :)

  2. I love Boston, although I"ve only been once when I was young. My aunt lives there though! I should visit!

  3. Your comment on Alyssa's blog made me actually laugh out loud. Thank you for that. :)

  4. Ha! I have a bag of Burdick's hot chocolate. Gotta drink that...

  5. Oh, Chuao. How I want to try your panko bar.

  6. Hurray! And wow, you fit in an impressive amount of chocolate during your visit. Although it's a bummer that Boston had total crap weather while you were here... Better luck next time. Hope to see you again soon, Victoria!

  7. I have been looking forward to going to Cardullo's for months now... but it just hasn't happened.

    I hadn't even heard of them until this year:/

    Glad you had a great weekend!