Yesterday a friend and I took advantage of a rare Friday afternoon off to indulge in a little post-Valentine’s day chocolate- and sugar-rush. We headed to Bitter & Zart, a chocolate shop which added on a cafe last year, to enjoy the elegant atmosphere and cool 20’s-swing-fusion music while we caught up.
My friend ordered from their varied tea menu, and it came with quite an elaborate set-up: teapot with a candle heater to keep it warm, separate dish for the tea strainer, a little dish with rock sugar that looked like stones, and a small pink hourglass to brew your tea the exact correct time. Very clever and thoughtful! I opted for their classic house hot chocolate, which was decadently thick and came with a little lump of cayenne-infused dark chocolate on the side. And of course we couldn’t help but choose one of their delectable pastries to share.