Every girl needs a pick-me-up after a long day of shopping. On 69th street– just West of Madison– there is a jewel box of a chocolate store, Debauve & Gallais. This chocolatier has been around for over 200 years but didn’t open a store outside of France until 2004. These chocolates are truly excellent and represent an artisanal tradition that spans seven generations.
Their chocolates have an intense rich flavor that can satisfy any sweet tooth with just one bite. D&G (the chocolatier, not the Italian fashion company) offers chocolates that are simultaneously dark and bitter. You can even find chocolates made with 99% cocoa. The truffles are so rich that you don’t really know what hit you until it’s gone.
With its treasures priced at $134 a pound, Debauve & Gallais is a pure indulgence. A box of just four chocolates will set you back $16 but …Yum!