- Oct. 23, 2019
-- Norman Love Confections will open the Florida-based company's sixth Chocolate Salon at University Town Center (UTC), a premier shopping and dining destination along University Parkway in the greater Sarasota-Manatee area. Renowned for its award-winning handcrafted artisanal chocolates, Norman Love Confections is currently renovating a 2000-square-
foot end-cap space, with an outdoor patio, opposite California Pizza Kitchen along Cattlemen Road in the West District of UTC.
Slated to open by the end of first quarter 2020, the Norman Love Confections Chocolate Salon at UTC will offer the company's award-winning ultra-premium, handcrafted chocolates, as well as specialty desserts, artisanal baked goods, coffees, novelty products, sweet crepes as well as savory crepes for lunch and dinner, and Artisan Gelato by Norman Love.
Additionally, the new location will offer a selection of wines, and will be the first Norman Love Confections to offer an interactive dessert experience as Norman Love Confections pastry chefs will "take the stage" to showcase their artistic expression and create beautiful "desserts of art" while engaging guests in a fun, conversational and gastronomic dessert experience.
"We are thrilled to open Norman Love Confections at UTC, introducing the greater Sarasota-Manatee area to our established, beloved brand of confections, desserts, gelato, bakery items and more," said Norman Love, founder and owner of Norman Love Confections. "In the evenings, we are introducing an entirely new concept as we transform the Chocolate Salon into a chocolate theatre of sorts, offering our new experiential dessert experience. I envision the UTC Norman Love Confections location as a dessert destination, as guests join us after dinner or shopping, following a movie or the theatre. As guests take their seats, our amazing pastry chefs will present artistic yet recognizable desserts with an innovative, deconstructed spin giving them a front-row seat to the theatrics of chocolate." http://www.normanloveconfections.com