I love networking. Maybe this is my life, as formed by #jschool (journalism, for the non-journos), but it feels crucial to existence. All sorts of things come from networking: Story ideas, connections to great companies/potential job prospects, and, TG, friends! Gotta love it.
So, when I heard of one of these “networking events” through my all-girls high school, Saint Agnes Academy, and I heard that the next event was chocolate (UM OK SURE) and wine (HAHAH ALWAYS YES PLEASE MORE) I was all about that.
The place was Cacao and Cardamom in the Galleria Area. Coolest place ever. Owned and operated (every single piece of chocolate made in-house) by an Academy woman, Annie Rupani.
Here are five fast facts about this place and it’s chocolates—which are TA DIE FOR.
- The chocolate is from twenty different countries. TWENTY. And it makes a difference. Iceland, for instance, has some great dairy for chocolate.
- OK, wait those are truffles: the beautiful little pieces of candy have an amazingly scrumptious center made from all sorts of weird shit. Think: ginger, lavender, and I swear I saw a sriracha one.
- Cocoa butter makes the chocolates real smooth and shinny. It’s literally magical.
- Chocolate martinis are amazing… and way too easy to drink fast. Oops.
- Yeah, ok this is ART.