Chocoholics can satiate their fixes at Blue Marble Chocolate Cafe in South Boston come March.
Jen Turner’s new chocolate cafe at 258 West Broadway will have an entirely sweet menu. Homemade chocolates, hot and cold chocolate drinks, tea and fair-trade coffee sold in two-cup, French-press pots will be complemented by crepes, fondues and other desserts.
“All of our chocolates are going to be made in-house by me and a couple of girls that I have hired,” said Turner, a South Boston resident and Cambridge School of Culinary Arts grad.
Turner also will make special-order chocolate favors, tortes and dessert trays. She plans to use all-natural ingredients - organic when possible - and is working to get her kitchen green-certified.
The cafe’s name, which refers to Earth’s resemblance to a blue marble, reflects Turner’s desire for a global theme.
“I have always been fascinated with other countries, languages and cultures,” she said. “I am hoping to impart a bit of that into my business with world music, (the) decor and, of course, by infusing different flavors of the world into our chocolates.”
The cafe’s 16 seats will include two old pews from Southie’s shuttered St. Augustine’s Church.
“I just really like the idea of opening something in my own neighborhood,” Turner said. “A lot of South Boston is being renovated, and I would like to be a part of that.”
Source: Boston Herald, Donna Goodison, February 12, 2010