Sunday, February 21, 2010

Bar of the Week: Amano's Dos Rios

From his base in the mountains outside Salt Lake City, Art Pollard of Amano Artisan Chocolate seeks out the cacao world's most eccentric and flamboyant beans, transforming them into chocolate that showcases their strong personalities. 

Amano's new Dos Rios bar is the product of a chance encounter and behind-the-scenes matchmaking.  A friend in the industry came across a uniquely flavorful cacao while traveling in the Dominican Republic and immediately alerted Pollard, who adjusted his processing techniques to maximize the cacao's inherent flavors.  The result is a strongly perfumed 70% chocolate with pronounced notes of bergamot, rose, and orange blossom, and a long floral finish.  It's hard to believe that none of these flavors were added! 

Dos Rios is probably unlike anything you've tasted before.  Stop by for a sample of this exciting new chocolate on Saturday, February 27th.

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