Wine and chocolate? Yes please. During the upcoming West Seattle Wine Walk (September 28, 5p-9p - tickets available here), Mercer Estates winery will be joining (our favorite!) locally made Dolcetta Artisan Sweets for a wine-and-chocolate-tasting-extravaganza.
We caught up with Andrea, the founder of Dolcetta and asked her a few questions about her delectable sweet treats:
How would you describe what you make?
Can you explain how Dolcetta came to be?I started Dolcetta in 2014 after 15 years as a restaurant pastry chef (and a few years in bakeries and cafes before that). I enjoyed a lot of my restaurant career but was starting to feel I'd 'been there & done that'. A co-worker's cancer diagnosis reminded me that life is short, so I took the leap into business and have learned a lot. When I worked overseas in 2007-2009, it always impressed me that people would share their food, no matter how low their income. I believe that no one should have to go hungry in a nation as wealthy as the US, so I've always donated a portion of sales to Food Lifeline, and registered as a Social Purpose Corporation last summer. I might not change the world but at least I can use my powers for good as best I can.
Do you have any personal favorite flavor(s)/item(s)?My favorite item is the peanut butter crisp truffles. Seriously, I have a problem! But I'll control myself and save some samples for the event. My favorite bars are the coconut and the candied orange.