When a friend of mine mentioned that she would be going to San Francisco for a few days, an alarm went off in my head. I immediately asked if she would bring me back a chocolatey care package, rattling off a list of chocolatiers and bean-to-bar producers.
Well, she did not disappoint. She brought me, among other things, a box of Michael Recchuiti confections. Specifically, she brought me a green box, with an intoxicating assortment of gorgeous chocolates: star anise and pink peppercorn, lemon verbena, and tarragon grapefruit, among others. And, of course, Recchuiti’s signature burnt caramel.
Egads, I love my friends.