Twirling Girl and I went to lunch at this lovely spot called Chocopologie in South Norwalk, CT. It is quite famous for the chocolates, produced by chocolatier Fritz Knipschildt, who has been featured on various networks (most recently a special on the Food Network) for his world-famous treats.
We sat in The Gallery, which afforded us a view of the kitchens, where Easter chocolates were being hand-dipped and boxed.
The Oompa-Loompas tend to be a bit skittish. They don't really like it when you stare, so it's better to look at them with your peripheral vision. Fritz himself was on site, but I didn't snap his picture. What am I, a freaking tourist?!?!? (yes)
The sale & awards shelf in the back. I think this is where they put stuff that they don't want to get rid of, but that would clutter up the front of the shop.
How lovely it all was!
This Oompa Loompa was dipping half-eggs and then sticking them together. This was a task that appeared repetitive and tiresome. I imagine even working with yummy treats gets old after a while.
The display case was tempting.
This lovely photo was in the bathroom.
Our meals were decent; TG had crab cakes ...
I had duck breast on mixed greens. It was overcooked, but the salad was delicious. It had a fig vinaigrette that I'd love to copy.
By far the best part of the meal was the dessert; we each ordered a truffle, and then shared this dessert. It was a crepe with vanilla ice cream, strawberries, and a green peppercorn sauce. If you think those three things wouldn't taste fabu together, guess again! It was unreal.
If you're ever in SoNo (South Norwalk), give me a jingle; we'll meet for lunch in chocolate heaven.