For this triply tantalizing taste trip, Oh! Chocolate matches three bite-sized treats with chocolate-complementing wine. An amuse-bouche is generally a one-bite treat specially concocted by a chef as a pre-meal palate-piquant and is likely to change with the seasons; a recent menu of three amuse-bouches offered a fig-and-prosciutto bite, a caramel with sea salt, and a spicy chocolate truffle accompanied by caramel and apples. Wines for the flight are just as meticulously selected by the staff to complement the treats and bring out their rich flavor combinations. Tastings at the quaint chocolatier are offered Friday and Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., on a drop-in basis.
Oh! Chocolate has received extensive press coverage and recognition, including write-ups by the websites Seattle Dining and Girls Guide to City Life. It was awarded the 2005 People's Pick for Favorite Dessert Spot and the 2006 People's Pick for Favorite Chocolatier by The Seattle Times' NWsource website. Yelpers give Oh! Chocolate 4.5 stars. Five Citysearchers give it 4.5 stars also.
- “Oh!” is an expression of joy and wonder and extreme delight: the perfect word to attribute to the treats created by this family-owned candy company. – Amanda Ford, Girls Guide to City Life
- We like the habanero mango truffles, the hot cocoa, the caramels, and well, pretty much anything the family-owned shop dreams up. – People's Picks 2006, NWsource.com
- I have to have chocolate from there everyday! The only bad thing about it is that I can't have chocolate from anywhere else. – Denise E., Yelp
Started by Hawaii transplants Gertie Han and Karl Krautheim more than 50 years ago, Oh! Chocolate is now run by the couple’s two daughters, who uphold Gertie and Karl’s reputation for quality as they handcraft French–style chocolate morsels. USA Today named the neighborhood establishment one of Seattle's foremost chocolatiers for its “old-fashioned… melt-in-your-mouth” creations, which include raspberry, cabernet, and mango-habanero truffles, as well as caramels with a sprinkle of sea salt harvested from one of the peninsula's naturally occurring saltshakers. Oh! Chocolate’s warm and inviting Madison Park location spreads cocoa-themed knowledge with a slate of classes in which small groups of students glean valuable information such as tempering methods and ideal placement atop a just-fluffed pillow.
3131 E Madison St.
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