We all have our own tales of chocolate depravity. Ate too much, didnt regret it; stole Moms; ate too much, regretted it. Our own favorite San Francisco chocolate memory is of Faerie Queene Chocolates, a magical shop on Castro Street back in the weird old days. The entire place was somehow pink and silver at the same time, except where it was trimmed in gold. Fudge was the specialty, and flavors included rose, violet, and garlic. Actually, the real specialties were sweets with irreverent and/or sexual names; the Lou Rawls Balls, with their delicate cocoa-powder coating, were popular. At the S.F. International Chocolate Salon, the candies are more tastefully named and executed, but no less creative. Guittard is here, as are TCHO and Coco Delice; winemakers are on hand to ply their evil trade; and in the spirit of democracy, other confectioners have been invited, in case you need a caramel.
Sat., March 20, 10 a.m., 2010