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Dolci Napoli chocolate truffles (and a Michael Rechiutti sighting)

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Dolci Napoli chocolate truffles (and a Michael Rechiutti sighting)

Limster | Jan 16, 2005 04:36 PM

Got Dolci Napoli truffles from Savenor's on Charles Street, made by local pastry chef Lee Napoli. Only 2 flavours available so far - hazelnut & coffee, both flavours rich and true. Good ganache, the hazelnut one I had yesterday seemingly more silky than the denser coffee one I had today. Handmade stuff, so I'm willing to bet that it's a batch to batch variation. The choclate shell is delicately thin, but falls a tiny bit short of the ideal temper, nearly crumbling when it could impart a satisfying snap (a la XOX truffles). Decent at $5.59 for a box of 4.

Michael Rechiutti makes extremely elegant, subtle and creative chocolates (prob some of the best of this style in the US imho), but I don't often see them outside the Bay Area. They're also very expensive (~$2 a piece when you get a box). Spotted a few boxes of these chocolates at South End Formaggio (don't seem to have them at the Huron Ave shop). Unfortunately, those fixed boxes did't seem to contain my favourite flavours -- rose caramels and the Equadorian varietal. I asked and was told Formaggio used to sell more varieties by the piece instead of a box. If you care deeply about chocolates, request for individual pieces at Formaggio -- if there's sufficient demand, I'm sure they'll bring in more varieties in individual pieces again instead of selling fixed boxes.

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