About Dolce Bella Chocoaltes
Combining classical pastry and confection training from the California Culinary Academy, fine dining restaurant pastry kitchen experience, and a love for growing and using fruits and herbs, chocolatier Audrey Vaggione has found the perfect outlet for her creative talents. She delights in picking her own raspberries in the morning, doing her magic with ganache and presenting them in the lighted case by the end of the day. Fresh herbs such as lemon verbena, mint, and rosemary are likewise used straight from the garden. No flavored oils, extracts, preservatives or colorings are used in the makings of these chocolates. All are hand-made in small batches using the finest ingredients. Now you can have these exquisite chocolates shipped direct to you from Chocolate.com.
“Dolce Bella Chocolates has developed an otherworldly reputation for their homemade, handmade chocolates, often using ingredients that are fresh out of the owner’s own garden. Chocolatier Audrey Vaggione has set a whole new standard for artisan chocolates.” Wave Magazine Spring Dining Guide 2009.
Opened in July 2008, this young company won a 2009 Master Chocolatier award from the Taste TV International Chocolate Salon and these SF International Chocolate Salon awards in 2009 and 2010:
Gold Medals for “Most Luxurious Chocolate Experience” (alone) and “Best Traditional Chocolates” (shared)
Silver Medals for “Top Artisan Chocolatier” (alone), “Best in Salon”, “Most Gifted Chocolatier/Chocolate Maker”, “Best Flavored Chocolates”, and people’s choice for “Best for Gifts” (shared)
Rated 5 stars and “Best of Saratoga” on Yelp.com
Dolce Bella Chocoaltes is located at 5325 Prospect Rd., San jose, CA 95129 United States.