Saturday, January 24, 2009

Chocolate reigns at baby shower

My friend Vickey had her baby shower today at Madame Chocolat in Beverly Hills, and boy (actually, twin boys!), did we redefine the word indulgence.

This chocolate shop on Canon Drive is a quaint, French salon-style boutique that actually houses its own little factory where they make all of their own chocolate. Right there. In the store. (And to answer your question: No, there was not a single Oompa-Loompa in sight. Not even hiding under a French beret.)

The shower itself was lovely. It was a small group, and I was struck by what a unique and thoughtful venue Madame Chocolat turned out to be. It was the perfect size, and the owner/chocolatier gave us a tasting of eight different types of chocolates along with the lovely and varied truffles set out for the event. (And to answer your other question: Yes, each of us received a bag to take home more than we could eat.)

Vickey looked great, and I have to not only applaud her but also get up and give her a standing ovation. She has a son who's about C's age, and she'll soon have two more boys to add to her nest. Give the woman all the chocolate she wants.

Oh, and speaking of Oompa-Loompas, Madame Chocolat is giving out a "golden ticket" with certain purchases. They're even holding a "Singles Mingle Night" in honor of Valentine's Day on Feb. 5 from 7:30-9 p.m. They'll be serving hors d'oeuvres and specialty drinks and offering 15% off all purchases during the event.

Madame Chocolat
212 N. Canon Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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