When it opened this past June, Montague Street’s Chocolate Works’ original design was slick and gleaming white. But by August, owner Shlomi Avdoo felt the confectionery should have a more “homey feel” and undertook a quick renovation. The wall of candy by the pound, glass displays of chocolate truffles and fudge remain. But the high gloss has been replaced with a more open floor plan and the welcomed addition of an Espresso bar, baked treats and a long communal table where guests can enjoy a free truffle with every beverage purchase.
Shlomi feels the shop “now has something for everyone” and explained it is important to him that “customers get the best service.” He plans to introduce two loyalty programs: 1) Buy 9 beverages and the 10th is free and 2) a card that gives 10% off your next purchase of bulk candy. The shop is chock full of grab-and-go gifts but they also prepare platters, gift baskets and corporate gift items. The event space is bright and perfect for birthday parties or other events.
A lesser know fact: Chocolate Works also holds drop-in classes where children and adults alike can learn to use the “I Love Lucy” machine to enrobe a pretzel, oreo or graham cracker. Or, you can mold and decorate your own chocolate bar. The evening class is a culinary lesson in truffle-making and would provide a unique girls-night-out, date night or even team-building activity. You can even BYOB (reservations suggested, truffle class requires 30 minutes of prep time). Chocolate AND wine? NOW you’re talking!