Saffron-infused ganaches—well, we’ll see if we can arrange a meeting...
Shake hands with Buena Vista Chocolate & Wine, a cozy nook stocked with handmade saffron-laced bonbons and hard-to-find vino, now open in Buena Vista.
We’ve taken the liberty of breaking down the info into three ways you might want to approach this place...
For a gift with a royal pedigree.
Meet the owner, Claude (he also runs the bistro and bakery next door). His family’s been making chocolate for seven generations using old French recipes. Back in the day, they even made them for the royal family of France. If it’s good enough for the queen, it’s good enough for... anyone on your list.
For the casual romantic gesture.
In case you missed the memo, dates like chocolates. A small box of them might be a good move. Here they’ve got about 20 handmade ones for you to choose from. Think: curry, lavender and, yes, saffron bonbons—clearly, the sexiest of the bonbons.
For... instant gratification.
Outside, you’ll find a patio with a handful of tables and chairs. If you’re thinking that might be a nice spot to test-drive one of those saffron chocolates with a glass of Bordeaux, well, you’re right.
Okay, probably more like all of them.