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Delicious Things are Planned for New CWE Bissingers

Delicious Things are Planned for New CWE Bissingers

Bissingers Chocolatier to Open CWE Handcrafted Cafe

St. Louis, MO/May 11, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – It was a sad day for St. Louis’ chocolate lovers when Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolatier closed their award-winning Maryland Plaza location.  The sleek, modern dessert bar offered visitors confections that included indulgent desserts, liqueurs served in chocolate cups, and those handcrafted chocolates too.  But there is light at the end of this dark, chocolate-less tunnel.  Bissinger’s is planning to reopen at 32 Maryland Plaza in St. Louis’ Central West End next month as Handcrafted by Bissinger’s.  The newly renovated establishment will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner—and of course, Bissinger’s delectable chocolates too!

When the new Handcrafted by Bissinger’s in the Central West End opens in June, it’ll operate in collaboration with Bissinger’s sister company, 23 City Blocks Catering.  Led by Executive Chef Nicholas Miller, this is the catering team behind Bissinger’s premiere event venue, The Caramel Room at Bissinger’s Chocolate Factory, 1600 North Broadway in downtown St. Louis.  Chef Miller and his team specialize in infusing chocolate into the menu for a wide variety of special occasions.  Now, they’re creating a menu just for the chocolate company’s new restaurant.

The newly remodeled Central West End Bissinger’s will offer breakfast, lunch, and light dinners.  Breakfast offerings will include quiche (including vegan and gluten-free varieties), pastries, homemade granola, yogurt parfaits, and breakfast breads. There will also be plenty of coffee and coffee beverages.  Patrons will find many of the coffee drinks that had been popular at the Maryland Plaza Bissinger’s before it closed.  Lunch customers will be able to get salads, sandwiches, and soups—including Chef Miller’s signature French onion soup.  Dinner will feature light meal options and smaller dishes.  Look for cheese and charcuterie, fig spread, and flat breads. Bissinger’s award-winning chocolates will be available all day.

Besides the chocolate factory downtown, and the soon-to-open Handcrafted by Bissinger’s at Maryland Plaza in the Central West End, the chocolatier has a retail location at Plaza Frontenac (97 Plaza Frontenac, St. Louis, Missouri 63131, 314-432-1329).  Bissinger’s confections can also be purchased online, through catalogs, and from gourmet retailers including: Whole Foods Market, Straub’s, Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor, and Dillard’s.

For St. Louis chocolate lovers who’ve long-dreamt of eating chocolate morning, noon, and night—the dream is about to come true.  Yay!

Chocolate, Chocolate…and More Chocolate at Bissinger’s

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Bissinger’s Making the Holidays A Little Sweeter

St. Louis, MO/December 2, 2016 (STLRestaurant.News) If you’re overly fond of chocolate, then you’re going to fall madly in love with this place.  Their rich history of confectionary craftsmanship has prevailed for over 350 years.  The Bissinger family began securing their legacy in 17th century France.  Their legendary chocolate was relished by European nobility and heads of state.

According to versions passed down through the generations, Bissinger’s confections were a delicacy among prominent names like Napoleon Bonaparte and the Rothschilds.  The family was fortunate enough to be awarded the title of Confiseur Imperial (Confectioner of the Empire) by King Louis XIV.

In 1845, Karl Bissinger left France, bringing the Bissinger family secrets with him to America.  He opened the very first Bissinger’s kitchen outside of Cincinnati, and in 1927, his son, also named Karl, carried on the family tradition by opening his own kitchen right here in St. Louis.

And today, their chocolates are adored world-wide.  Their world-renowned collection of handmade gourmet chocolate confections are still made with the same timeless recipes, crafted in new and creative ways for all who appreciate a truly extravagant chocolate experience.  They are still using the magnificent large copper kettles for their unique chocolate making process.

There’s no more perfect time of year than the holidays, for enjoying wonderful sweet treats and giving them as gifts.  Bissinger’s has all kinds of festive Christmas goodies.  Besides being to shop on-line for the world-renowned collection of handmade gourmet chocolate confections, there are also three locations you can visit.

Their North Broadway location is the actual kitchen, factory, and event venue space.  The Carmel room is decked out with chandeliers and beautiful dark wood and makes for an elaborate get together.  They also do tours at that location Monday thru Friday.  The Central West End, Maryland Plaza location is unique café.  On Thursday’s after 7 pm, they offer “Paint Your Own Santa,” using a chocolate Santa, cocoa butter and food dye.  There is also a Frontenac location, and 2 Kiosk’s, one at the Galleria and one at West County Mall open thru New Year’s.

You’ll definitely want to check out the beautiful, festive goodies at all their locations.  There are Peppermint confections beautifully wrapped & ready to give!  They offer yummy Chocolate Peppermint Bark, Peppermint Marshmallow’s, Peppermint Pattie Bites, Chocolate Peppermint Bark, Hand decorated Holiday Mints.

Or you might prefer the North Pole selection with Place Setting Santa’s, a 3 lb. Centerpiece Santa, Chocolate-Covered Christmas Cookies, Foil Ornaments and Caramel-Filled Presents, Christmas Characters or an 8 oz. Hand-Painted Saint Nick.  Whether you choose the Young and Young at Heart Collection or decide on just the Stocking Stuffers, there’s a special gift for everyone. So make someone’s holiday extra special and sweet with a “melt in your mouth” gift from Bissinger’s.

Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolatier Locations:

  • 32 Maryland Plaza – (314) 367-7750
  • 1600 N Broadway – (314) 615-2400
  • 1701 S Lindbergh Blvd #285 – (314) 432-0604

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