Monday, November 7, 2011

L.A. Burdick

You know what makes me happy? Specialty shops. Cheese, olives and sea salts, meats, candy.. I can go on.

I've always spent a lot of time in Harvard Square, but I've never taken a step in here until my cousin James surprised me with a piece of their Burdick cake, layers of japonaise biscuit with rum ganache. It was rich, chocolately, and everything I needed after a long day of work and failed Boston public transportation. 

I went back a few days afterwards to pick up a few chocolate bars, and was a bit stumped by their expansive collection of mixes and single sourced chocolate bars. So I decided on their classic best selling dark chocolate mix as well as the single source Ecuadorian bar. I must say, I'm very content with both of them and they do have distinct flavors, of which I will have different cravings for. I can't wait to try the other ones. 

I have yet to sit down in their cafe area, for it is always too crowded, but is anyone interested in going with me? It seems very cozy and I hear great things about their hot chocolate! 

And you know what makes it even better? They have a shop in New York (where the business was started)! 

L.A. Burdick
52-D Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138