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Longtime Beverly Hills Chocolate Shop Will Retool With an Instagram Pastry Star

Star pastry chef Kriss Harvey is on board

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Chocolates from AndSons Chocolatiers
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After 35 years in Beverly Hills, Teuscher Chocolates & Cafe is closing — but the corner of Camden and Brighton won’t be without truffles for too long. Marc and Phil Covitz, sons of the original owner, are taking over the location and reopening it as andSons Chocolatiers. Star pastry chef and Instagram star Kriss Harvey, who previously worked at The Bazaar, will join them.

Teuscher’s last day is July 6, though the cafe part, serving coffee, pastries, and sandwiches (but not chocolates), will temporarily move a few doors down to 430 N. Camden Drive. andSons will start selling its chocolates online in August and then open a brick-and-mortar retail shop and cafe in the fall. When it opens, the Teuscher cafe will close for good.

Aviva Covitz opened the Beverly Hills outpost of Swiss chocolatier Teuscher in 1983. The long-running shop sold a mix of chocolates, cafe fare, and coffee. Phil and Marc plan to offer a similar lineup, with handmade truffles, bonbons, caramels, and baked goods using high-end ingredients like Porcelana cacao from Venezuela, butter from Normandy, France, and vanilla from Tahiti.

The brothers snagged Harvey from the SLS Hotel, where he was the executive pastry chef at The Bazaar by José Andrés. Originally from New York, Harvey honed his craft in Paris and Spain before heading back to the States to work at the Ritz-Carlton in D.C. and the Wynn in Las Vegas, before landing at The Bazaar. He’s amassed a sizable following on Instagram, thanks to his behind-the-scenes chocolate-making videos and photos of the finished products.

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