You know those emphatic faces you make to express how delicious something tastes? Chocolate tastes even better when your eyes roll back in your head and you say, "Uh ma gawd, vis is dewishus." But if you ever did that sitting alone, strangers would think you were strange, because it is strange to be expressive while alone. That's why you have to tell your friends about today's deal, so you can make those faces over organic French-press coffee and chocolates, and enhance your tasting experience. With today's Groupon, $5 gets you $10 worth of artisan truffles, confections, chocolate bars, and more at Compartes Chocolatier.
Tune into the Food Network tonight (Friday) at 10 p.m. and you'll see Compartes chocolate creations featured on Chefs vs. City. Contestants will sample the chocolates while Compartes chocolatier Jonathan Grahm will judge their assessments of each sample's rich flavors. It comes as no surprise that Food Network regards Compartes as the local chocolate expert. Their delectable morsels are hand-crafted using the finest chocolate, and no artificial additives or preservatives. These rich, velvety globs of goodness will melt to a decadent lake in your mouth, and your tongue will delve to the depths of each unique flavor profile like Jacques Cousteau plunging into an ocean of fudge. Try popular favorites such as smoked salt truffles, dark-chocolate-dipped addictive orange peels, or homemade marshmallows dipped in chocolate. If so inclined, you and your friends may cram a few dozen of these fluffy treats into your mouths and dare each other to Mallow-dial local politicians—but it’s not crucial to enjoying the experience.
The adventurous and discerning palate will delight in more original offerings, such as the orange-peel-and-pink-peppercorn dark-chocolate bar chocolatier Jonathan Grahm's always-changing truffle flavors (honeydew truffles, jalapeno caramels, and more). Chocolate is a bold canvas for Grahm’s delicious, exotic flavor designs, so each truffle looks as amazing as it tastes.
The friendly, knowledgeable staff at Compartes is happy to answer questions about chocolate; the panes of glass separating the store and chocolate factory let you study the fine art of chocolate-making, while you savor each luscious nibble. When you've had enough chocolate voyeurism for one visit, kick back on the patio at Compartes with one of its rotating gelato flavors, moaning over the deliciousness with your most expressive pals.
Owner Jonathan Grahm is also the chocolate expert for Oprah.com, click the link to be magically whisked away to a guided tour of Compartes.
Compartes Chocolatier has been featured in Bon Appetit, US Weekly, TIME, W Magazine, Glamour, Food & Wine, Domino, Chocolatier Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, Los Angeles Times Magazine, and in pretty much every other publication.
- The chocolates here are so beautiful and artistic, the wow-factor alone makes this place worth a visit, but then you get to bite into them --- deep dark chocolate ganache centers in unusual and exotic flavor combinations that not only work, but rock --- chocolates like blackberry and sage, peach and rosemary, lemongrass, jasmine tea, smoked salt, raspberry ganache studded with pink peppercorns, the list can go on and on. Everything I have had here is exceptionally great! – ZackLA, Citysearch
- I'm always greeted with a smile, as well as educated awnsers [sic] to all of my chocolate questions. – geezilovela, Citysearch
- It's a great place to sit and have some chocolate and coffe.. it has a really cute patio!!! Nirali K., Yelp
A World Without Chocolate
Nineteen states ban chocolate, yet it’s an integral part of daily American life, from our morning cup of hot cocoa to the chocolate police officers who keep our streets sticky and safe. How else has chocolate affected our lives?
- Without chocolate, the beloved clip from I Love Lucy would just be two sad-looking women staring at an empty conveyor belt.
- Molten core of dark chocolate generates a magnetic field that protects Earth’s atmosphere.
- Military-issue candy bars gave General Eisenhower the energy to personally hog-tie the Kaiser, thus preventing World War V.
- It powers all traffic lights.