Monday, June 22, 2009

Bittersweet Confections

It's as if Bittersweet Confections suddenly appeared out of thin air the day I noticed it while driving down Canal Blvd. I had been meaning to stop by, but it took an appearance by owner Cheryl Scripter at Sippin' in Seersucker to finally convince me to do so. (She's also at the Crescent City Farmer's Market in the CBD on Saturday mornings.)

Turns out that Bittersweet has been open long before I noticed it last month - specifically since Valentine's Day 2008. Before Katrina the store was Uptown on Magazine, where she had been pumping out handcrafted chocolates since 2004.

Cheryl produces a wide array of chocolate treats, including the almond cookies (top photo) which The Folk Singer loved enough not to share with me. But Bittersweets' specialty of the house are truffles. These handcrafted treats have ganaches ranging in flavors from Crème Brulée and Bananas Foster to Indian Chai and Passion Fruit (pictured above especially for our friend).

But I think what makes the truffles at Bittersweet so unique are the different "finishes" you can choose. White and dark chocolate shavings, crunchy bits of pistachio or crisped rice, and raspberry dust (my personal favorite).

Bittersweet Confections - Sweetening life in Lakeview one truffle at a time.

1 comment:

Donnie Boy Riguez said...

They sure aren't giving anything away over there. Try going during winter because shoplifting chocolate during the summer is not a good idea.