Christopher Michael Chocolates is a lovely little artisanal chocolate maker that really impressed OC Mutt, "this despite the fact that our bar has been set extremely high after a recent chocolate tour of Paris and London."
Christopher Michael's chocolates are "luxurious and silky," and the flavors are "surprisingly, elegantly understated," says OC Mutt. There are a few wilder flavors though, including the really wonderful peanut butter and banana chocolate, which has, says OC Mutt, brilliant flavors, lovely crunchiness, and a nice hint of salt.
This is truly a small artisan's shop. The chocolate maker is always there; when you get chocolates, you talk to him. "And this guy, aside from being a gregarious host, knows his chocolates and knows the culinary world. Check it out, and give your support to a local guy who is bringing artistry to southern CA," says OC Mutt.
Christopher Michael Chocolates [Orange County]
2346 Newport Boulevard, Suite A3, Costa Mesa