Published February 15, 2011
Scotch-Laced Truffles and Chocolate Salami
Well, it’s over.
You left it all on the prix fixe force-feeding, teddy bear–toting field.
And that’s pretty much that.
But now that every gesture of spontaneous chivalry isn’t being overshadowed by that thunder-stealing
cliché-athon cleverly disguised as a holiday, we thought it might be safe to once again resume talks of a
Yes, the chocolate moratorium has been lifted early this year...
And it starts with Cacao Buckhead
, your secret bean-to-bar weapon for scotch-laced truffles,
aphrodisiac sipping chocolates and, of course, chocolate salami, soft-opening Monday.
This is the sister spot to the endlessly lauded Inman Park mother ship, so you may already be familiar with
the type of artisanal chocolate glory you’re in for here—only this time, they want you to sit down and
stay awhile. As you make your way off Peachtree and through the glass doors, you’ll find yourself
surrounded by white marble, dangling chandeliers and polished brass. Take it in. Grab some Cocoa Nib
and a Mint Julep Truffle
... then, head to the back.
That’s where you’ll find Kristen feverishly plying her trade in the chocolate lab. And if the curtain
happens to be open (sometimes she likes to ply in private) you’ll be able to bear witness as she churns
out oddities like handmade cinnamon marshmallows and dark chocolate laced with Aztec spices.
And if you’re into it, that’s also where she’ll soon be teaching classes about the history and overall
science behind the chocolate-making process.
There’s no escaping science.
2817 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305