Sunday, December 27, 2009

Stella Leona Artisan Chocolates

Tonight we had a visit from our friend and chocolatier, Nancy Bontrager. She delivered an amazing gift basket that included a variety of her finest creations.   Nancy is the founder of Stella Leona Artisan Chocolates, located in Pettisville, Ohio. We’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Nancy and her family over the past couple of years. 

Her storefront and artisan chocolates are characteristic of those you’d expect to find in a big city, but encompass the charm of both Nancy and the village where they are created.  It’s a tiny little escape; a real midwestern treasure. 

Through Nancy we’ve experienced chocolate in a brand new way and have developed an appreciation for the process and artistry from which her artisan chocolates are created.  It really is an experience. I thought I didn’t like dark chocolate, but after trying Stella Leona, one of my favorite pieces is the handpainted Raspberry Dark Chocolate.  You should stop by her shop and check things out for yourself.  She is located at 362 Main St., Pettisville, Ohio.  She is currently closed for a holiday break, but will reopen Jan. 6th.

Stella Leona gift basket

1 comment:

  1. Hands down. I most definately am praying that the Easter Bunny leaves the robin egg blue dessert with layers of raspberry dark chocolate ganache, raspberry preserves, white chocolate cheesecake mousse and mouthwatering brownie in my basket! I can't even imagine the decadent joy of eating and sharing this treat with my loved ones!