By Analiese Paik
Easter is coming soon so it’s once again time to fish out the baskets and find treats to fill them. Each year I go on a hunt to find the most delicious chocolate eggs and bunnies for my kids’ baskets. While Easter-themed artisan and sustainable choices are few, last year I found Divine’s Easter Egg Hunt Kit and Lake Champlain’s bunnies. This year we have THE FIND!
Skip the grocery store this year and head to Olivette on the Post Road in Darien to buy a box of Amedei’s chocolate Easter eggs. Amedei is a luxury bean-to-bar chocolate maker from Tuscany whose artisan chocolates are considered to be among the finest in the world. Owner and master chocolatier Cecelia Tessieri is the passionate perfectionist responsible for their exquisite, award-winning chocolates made from cacao sourced from top quality growers the world over.
Even if you don’t have kids to buy for, any chocolate-loving adult would be overjoyed to get a gorgeous box of these exquisite eggs. Each $24.99 gift box contains 9 eggs: 3 milk chocolate with Gianduja filling (blue), 3 dark chocolate with almond filling (pink) and 3 white chocolate with a pistachio filling (yellow). Consider saving the box, which opens like the petals on a flower in bloom, and reusing it.
Amedei chocolates are now available in Connecticut exclusively at Olivette. Please save the date for a Fairfield Green Food Guide chocolate tasting workshop featuring 5 bars from Amedei on Friday, April 25 from 6:15-7:30 pm at Olivette.
Chocolate Tasting Workshop Featuring 5 Bars from Amedei:
- Chuao – 70% (London Academy of Chocolate Golden Award 2006, 2007, 2008)
- Porcelana – 70% (London Academy of Chocolate Golden Award 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009)
- Madagascar – 70% (Academy of Chocolate Gold Winner 2013, London Academy of Chocolate Silver Award 2011)
- Milk chocolate
To learn more about our chocolate tastings and other events, click here.
When in Manhattan, visit Amedei’s newly opened boutique on 18th Street.
1084 Post Road
(203) 621-0643(203) 621-0643