These Locally Sourced Valentine’s Day Chocolates Are Love in a Box

A box of expertly curated bonbons from Brady Street’s Chocolate Sommelier is pure love.

Gift your sweetie a selection of expertly curated bonbons from the Chocolate Sommelier this Valentine’s Day.

Owner Karen Duffy hunts for the “unique and different” – or, at least, not found elsewhere in MKE – and her confections range from sea salt fondants from Paris to chocolate raspberry ganache treats from Kansas City.



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“[The store] is for the serious and curious – people who are a little more adventurous,” says Duffy, a former advertising exec with a longtime interest in cacao-based treats – and wine (hence the name).

Take your time browsing her East Side store (open Thurs-Sat), or preorder a one-of-a-kind box Duffy customizes just for you. 829 E. Brady St., 414-378-1400

Photo by Chris Kessler, gif by Susan Evenson, Milwaukee Magazine



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Ann Christenson has covered dining for Milwaukee Magazine since 1997. She was raised on a diet of casseroles that started with a pound of ground beef and a can of Campbell's soup. Feel free to share any casserole recipes with her.