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Friday, September 2, 2011

Dallmann Fine Chocolates in Del Mar

Is it heaven or is it a curse that this amazing chocolate shop is just minutes from my house?

On a recent day of gluttony; a friend from San Diego Food and Wine and I spent a day tasting our way through Solana Beach. After a very long lunch we capped of our day with a 25 piece box of Dallmann's fine chocolates. WHAT A WAY TO END THE DAY!!

You may not have heard of Dallmann, as they are new to the San Diego area. But they are not new, Dallmann started in 1954 when Guenther Dallmann opened his pastry shop in St. Gilgen, Austria. Today Guenther's daughter Sylvia, together with her husband Franz, have expanded Dallmann family business into San Diego, California. Keeping with the family tradition of using only the finest ingredients, Isabella hand makes Dallmann gourmet chocolates using the original family recipes.

Dallmann Chocolate Boutique is located next to Pannikin, in the upper level of Flower Hill Promenade.

After trying every flavor in the shop ( I have such a hard job); my favorite flavor is the "Spicy Passion". Fresh Passion Fruit Caramel encased in bittersweet chocolate decorated with togarashi, a Japanese 7-spice blend that typically includes red chile flakes, and dried orange peel.

Dallmann Fine Chocolate Boutique is excited to offer in store chocolate tastings!!
Every Thursday they will be hosting tasting events at the Flower Hill Mall, Del Mar location. Some events will be in partnership with other local artisans such as Venissimo Cheese, Temecula Olive Oil or Ballast Point Brewery to taste some of the best foods San Diego has to offer.
Upcoming classes include Chocolate and Scotch on September 8th, Chocolate and Cheese on September 22 and more.

These tasting events are limited to 14 people and require reservations. Sign up online or call 858-720-1933.

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