Inspired by Rodin, no doubt
The first thing I see when I walk amongst their shelves (and shelves) of chocolate is this gorgeous heart sculpture, nestled artistically on a bed of foliage. Upon closer inspection, I realize the sculpture is made entirely out of dark chocolate and I'm so delighted that I have to take a moment to compose myself. How could you eat something this beautiful? Oh, I'm sure I could, but I would definitely contemplate it for a few hours prior.
Naturally heart-shaped Japanese walnuts
I had to get a closer pic of this gem
Now it's on to the showcase, where these adorable little treats immediately catch my eye. "What are those nuts?", I wonder aloud and am immediately informed by the friendly staff that it is, in fact, a walnut but a special breed from Japan. Imagine getting handed a little box of those? Not only do you get to hold someone's heart, you get 6 tasty little Japanese ones, too!
After all the chocolate cruising, I was feeling like I needed to indulge. Given my past history of molten chocolate love, I ended the evening with a shot of salted molten dark chocolate (complements of the Little Prince, I might add. See? Chivalry does live on!). Although the chocolate is always top quality at SOMA, this treat may have been a little too rich and I made a note to stick with the much loved Hot Chocolate at my future visits, which is diluted with almond milk.
I hope you all enjoy your special day with the one you love, whether it's a partner or yourself. <3
Wishing you lots of love and chocolate!