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TraverseCity/Petoskey greater area--Gourmet dining/winery

Enjoyed fabulous lunch at Cook's House this week.

More difficult to get a table now that Mario Batali talked it up in recent issue of 'Bon Appetit' magazine.

(He also called the Black Star Farms Arcturos Cabernet Franc, mentioned in a previous post, "the best Michigan wine ever,")

Cook's House
439 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686

Aug 06, 2011
juliapreseau in Great Lakes

Best chocolate in Montreal, what happened to Chocobel!!!

I don't see a website, but almost two years ago the owner told me he was planning to make internet mail orders available soon. Do you know whether that is yet possible? (Cause now I live even further away than I did then :-(

best chocolates in montreal?

I had sampled four lovely chocolate shops in Montreal on a recent trip before I discovered Chocobel. I have eaten chocolates in France, Switzerland, Germany, England, Italy, Japan... Chocobel will still stand out in my memory. Many chocolate makers use interesting flavors, but they are often too subtle. These chocolates with their unique ideas and amazing pairings really live up to the flavor they promise. Wow. The refrigerated varieties featuring Parmesan, blue, and goat cheeses paired with honey, ice cider, raspberry, fig will probably never be mailable, but I am hoping that Chocobel will make at least its other amazing treats available on line so that I don't have to make trips to Montreal in order to enjoy -- much as I do like Montreal. For a chocolate lover, Chocobel will be a highlight of a trip to Montreal.