Chocolatier Blue, the gourmet and artisan chocolate spot from Berkeley, is now open on Abbot Kinney. Not only are they selling chocolate, but also gelato, sorbets, meringues, and ice cream with flavors like Earl Grey and Cookie and Chocolate Bark. Everything is made on-site and all ingredients are fresh from farmers markets. In general, the menu is seasonal as a way to continue using only fresh ingredients.
The fan favorite chocolate is back and it's the banana split, which includes a dark chocolate shell layered with Madagascar vanilla beans, caramelized banana, and tart cherries. Other examples include strawberry shortcake, pineapple basil, sage honey and passion fruit caramel.
The prices are comparable to the Abbot Kinney area with chocolate box sets ranging between $12-$40. According to employees, Chocolatier Blue has become especially popular on First Fridays, where they stay open until midnight. Otherwise, the hours are from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday thru Thursday and opens until midnight on Saturdays. — Keyla Vasconcellos
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