Friday Evening Sampling – Aug 26, 2011

From 5:00pm onwards, Vanessa Metalli Dionne, owner and chocolatier of Desiderio Chocolates (“desire” in Italian) will be here debuting her new pieces including one with olive oil and another that includes figs and port from Balistreri Vineyards on our Western Slope – can you even inmagine!?!

Vanessa is the chocolatier responsible for the wildly popular spirits pieces in our truffle case that include other local craft spirit makers like Left Hand Brewery stouts and the Stranahan’s microbrew whisky. Vanessa is a delightful and passionate woman and we are so looking forward to her visit.

Come in and meet this chocolate genius for your self!

Chef Sarah Amorese

Piece, Love & Chocolate Owner Chef Sarah Amorese is a professional chocolatier and pastry chef. Throughout her teens, she and her family ran a bakery in Texas. She went on to receive pastry and culinary diplomas from the International School of Culinary Arts at the Art Institute of Colorado in Denver, Colo., and many other certifications and credentials from prestigious national pastry schools, including the Notter School of Pastry Arts and Chocolate Studio in Orlando, Fla., and the French Pastry School in Chicago, Ill. She opened Piece, Love & Chocolate in 2011, a specialty chocolate boutique where and she and her team create delicacies combining their experience, trends, art, and the science of chocolate.