This week's dining review takes us to
the Land of Chocolate East Nashville, where Scott Witherow is roasting and grinding cocoa beans from around the globe to make Olive & Sinclair chocolate bars, flavored with varying levels of cocoa, and accented with salt & pepper, cocoa nibs and other spices.
By far, my favorite of the artisanal delicacies was the limited edition made with cinnamon and chili, which tempered a stealthy kick with deep chocolate and warm earthy spices. At six bucks a pop, O&S bars aren't priced for normal noshing, so here's the best way I've found to savor and stretch the indulgence:
Heat one cup of milk in microwave for about 2 minutes, until hot but not boiling. Break off two rectangles of Olive & Sinclair cinnamon-chili chocolate and stir into hot milk. Add a dash of vanilla. Wrap remainder of chocolate tightly and send to Carrington Fox, c/o Nashville Scene, Grassmere Park, Nashville, TN, 37211.