Saturday, December 13, 2008
My favorite chocolate place
I highly recommend the the chocolate shop Chocolathé if you are in Nyon. It's a little tiny shop in La Combe, the shopping center in Nyon, and it's a little expensive, but completely worth it, because the people that work there are incredible. Ivana and I went there Thursday; she buys a lot of tea there. I decided to go back there today because of how generous and sweet the man (the owner? not sure) is who works there. When Ivana and I were there, she commented on a certain chocolate, because it's now being made in dark chocolate, not just milk. She asked if it was any good, and he said, "yes! you must taste it!" So, he pulls a bar down from the shelf, opens it right on the counter, grabs a knife, and cuts off two huge slabs for me and Ivana to taste. And yes, it was delicious. The thing that struck me was how kind and generous that was - this bar of chocolate was on sale for about 4 CHF - not that cheap. But he didn't care. He was so excited for us to try it. It was the nicest customer service I have ever received in Europe. Today I went there because I was buying some Christmas gifts (I'm not saying for who, because I'm not sure who's reading this), and again, he was so kind, to me and the other five people in front of me. He asked if he could wrap up the gifts for me, and then gave me a little piece of chocolate. Maybe because I spent 50CHF, but still, he's definitely earned me as a customer. I also found some chocolate there I haven't found anywhere else. It's a great little store. My spoils. I found a Christmas chocolate, from Lindt, with cinnamon and coriander mousse, and a Camille (hey! that's my name!) Bloch caramel mousse bar... I'll let you know if they're any good. Oh, and the little red bar is one he tossed in my bag with my receipt. Nice, huh?