Stop by L.A. Burdick café and chocolate shop for some obscenely decadent chocolate menu items. They are certainly worth the calories.
With hot weather here and summer on the way, ordering an iced chocolate is a must; it's refreshing, heavenly, and far from heavy. Keep in mind when cold weather hits and you're in need of a chocolate fix, Burdick's hot chocolate and hot white chocolate is simply superb. Known as the gold standard among serious chocolate lovers, it's smooth without giving you a full feeling. Down one and you'll be hooked.
Hot Chocolate Like No Other
You will find bustling Burdick a mere four blocks from Union Square. Located in New York City's Flatiron District, this wonderful little spot is the talk of the town among foodies and everyone else who discovers it. Don't be surprised if a visit results in a weekly habit for a quick chocolate fix.
Larry Burdick, the owner, is a chocolate perfectionist. He uses only the finest chocolate from Switzerland, France, and Venezuela. The key: The mostly dark chocolate has minimal sugar with real vanilla. Extracts, concentrates, and flavorings are not used in his creative chocolate concoctions.
If you are in a quandary as to what to try first, order a slice of rich, layered chocolate mousse cake with lingonberry jam. You'll be savoring a delicate balance of richness and freshness. You might also consider the to-die-for Mocha Cake, which is an espresso soaked biscuit layered with a coffee butter cream, and glazed with chocolate.
With Father's Day just around the corner, consider a handsome gift and Burdick top seller: chocolate mice. Order a dozen housed in stylish, understated packaging, and wow your dad. Burdick's also has chocolate cigars. Yum. Tip: Subscribe to Burdick's e-mail specials and get a bonus $10 Gift Card, included with each Fathers Day Collection Special. The collection includes a wood box of six chocolate-rum cigars, and more.
Adorable Mice Makes a Perfect Gift
Do know that L.A Burdick has a thriving direct mail and web business? Their beautiful bon bons are cooked in samll batches and cut and shaped by hand. Molds are not used. So order away and have them shipped.