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The Art Of Chocolate, Hawaiian Style, Unique Chocolate Boutique Opens in Oahu
Kailua, Hawaii- Sweet Paradise Chocolatier , a gourmet chocolate boutique owned by award winning artisan chocolatier Melanie Boudar has just opened in the Windward community of Kailua on Oahu. The colorful shop is a feast for all the senses.
By: Melanie Boudar
Chocolatier Chef/Artisan Melanie Boudar creates confections that are truly edible jewels; miniature works of art that are almost too beautiful to eat. One bite however and you will be a convert.
A former diamond buyer and jeweler for 28 years , Melanie ‘s love of chocolate developed on her monthly buying trips to Antwerp, Belgium. She also owns a luxury B&B, At the Craters Edge ( www.visitthevolcano.com)
A graduate of Artisan Confections of the Culinary Institute of New York and a specialized Chocolate Academy in Canada, Melanie has honed her craft to visual and culinary perfection.
Chocoholic’s beware-Melanie uses the finest chocolate covertures from around the world including locally grown Hawaiian chocolate. Her signature flavors, using island grown fruits, nuts and spices have earned her recognition. Unique and fresh flavor combinations like Mango Mojito, Hawaiian Chili Pepper with Raspberry and Ume with Green Hawaiian Salt and Sesame, show off her culinary chocolate alchemy.
She was the Judges Choice Award winner at both the 2007 and 2008 Kona Chocolate Festival, a competition among top resort hotel pastry chefs and local confectioners. She has been nominated for National awards and is a founding member of the Fine Chocolate Industry Association, joining a small but growing group of artisan chocolate makers around the country that focus on fine single origin chocolates and fresh ingredients as opposed to the sugar laden treats we grew up with.
Sweet Paradise carries gifts for the chocolate lover and gourmet including Kama Sutra edible chocolate body paints and massage oils, edible flowers to float in champagne or decorate cakes, quality chocolate for Chocolate Fountains that use no added vegetable oils, fresh chocolate dipped strawberries and in summer- specially created chocolate shave ice. Sweet Paradise conducts chocolate tastings and pairings and is a source for unique wedding favors, corporate client gifts, and special catered events
Sweet Paradise open W-Sat 11:00 am to 6PM. We ship nationwide.
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The Art of Chocolate, Hawaiian Style. Award-Winning Artisan crafted chocolate confections using fresh island tropical fruits, nuts and spices. We ship nationwide.