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Craft Chocolates

Carolyn Jung | February 16, 2018 | Story Now In

These handmade bonbons are held in such high esteem that the Plumed Horse vanquished its cheese cart to spotlight them on a chocolate cart that rolls to each diner’s table at the end of the evening. Now, patrons can get their x another way—at Plumed Horse Chocolaterie, the new jewel box of a shop just across the street from the Michelin-starred restaurant. Angelica Duarte, a former server at the latter, was so mesmerized while watching the restaurant’s former French chocolatier, Mark Dumas, at work, that she was inspired to learn the craft. Certified through the Ecole Chocolat program, she offers 32 different flavors, including Earl Grey, Fresh Jalapeno and Party Hat (an exuberant mix of marshmallow, salted caramel and peanut butter). e confections are made with cream and butter from organic, grass-fed cows. Duarte handpaints each one too.
$5 each, six for $30, 14572 Big Basin Way, Saratoga

Originally published in the January issue of Silicon Valley

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