I recently purchased a Travelzoo deal for Eclipse Chocolate Bar & Bistro – I’ve heard so many things about this place, and being a chocolate-lover, I definitely wanted to try it out. The deal was actually really good – $39 for any two drinks and two tasting trios, with a box of truffles to take home. I asked my friend E to accompany me, since S isn’t a huge chocolate fan.
I believe this is the new location, in South Park (teehee).
The restaurant was quite small but really adorable. I wanted to take some more pictures of the place, but there were several families with kids and I didn’t want to put up photos with them…
Just take my word for it – the place was cute, and you should check it out for yourself, haha.
Lavender Lemon Vanilla Bean Champagne Cocktail [$10]
We started out with a champagne cocktail, which was the waitress’ suggestion (and the best value for our voucher). E and I both thought that the vanilla flavor was quite strong, but we couldn’t detect much lavender.
Sea Salt Caramel Drinking Chocolate (55% dark) [$5]
We also couldn’t pass up ordering one of their famous drinking chocolates. We picked the sea salt caramel infusion, which was quite delicious. I loved how the caramel offset the bitterness of the dark chocolate. It was also served with homemade marshmallows! Yum.
For the tasting trios, we could each order an entrée and choose two sides, soup/salad, and/or dessert. E and I decided to share three sides and one dessert.
Bacon-Wrapped Dates: roasted thick-cut bacon-wrapped medjool date, brute cocoa brown sugar glaze, chive [$7]
The bacon-wrapped dates sounded really intriguing to us. I loved the pairing of the salty, smoky bacon with the sweetness of the dates, although I thought that the cocoa brown sugar glaze made it a tad too sweet.
For one of our entrées, we picked the beer-battered fish:
Beer-Battered Fish: pale ale beer battered white fish, kale chips, lemon, vanilla bean caper tartar sauce [$9]
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