Claude Postel was so eager to get into the culinary industry that he dropped out of school at 15 to do so. The native Frenchman became the seventh generation of his family to follow this path, and more than 40 years later it's proven to be a wise decision. His Buena Vista brand has found success in several iterations, including the Buena Vista Bistro and Buena Vista Chocolate & Wine, a cozy shop where patrons can pick up gourmet chocolates, rare wines, and anything else that's not too heavy to lift. Perhaps the shop's most popular sweets, though, are the 1?9 assortment, a mix of milk and dark chocolates filled with everything from hazelnuts to lime ganache. Other chocolate creations, meanwhile, infuse bold flavors such as violet and curry.