Category: Special occasion friendly
Verdict: Fun combination of chocolate, food, and atmosphere
I've had my eye on The Chocolate Bar in downtown Decatur for awhile. Tonight's lovely weather seemed like a good time to try it out. The atmosphere is hip bar: they seem to have an extensive liquor collection and a layout that is conducive to talking, seeing, and being seen. Their menu actually has a good range of foods and one could probably have a whole meal there.
I had a small assortment of chocolates complemented by coffee. The chocolates were fun but on the whole not a gourmand experience. All the ones I tried were filled with a chocolate cream (ganache), so I didn't get the variety of textures that I had hoped for. They have a wide variety of flavors, but generally speaking they were slighlty artificial, rather than relying on native ingredients. The cherry flavored chocolate, for example, was just that, not a chocolate that hid a cherry in its center. I will say that the chocolates were stunning in appearance.