‘Tis the season to indulge, and at VanBuskirk Artisanal Chocolate Bar, you can do just that.

Food-centric truffles, hand-brewed coffee, small-batch cheeses, house-made ice cream, cocktails, wine and even cigars are on offer at this new Cottleville gathering place. With quality and creativity top of mind, the folks at VanBuskirk source seasonal ingredients for their gorgeous truffles − think cardamom and walnut, yuzu and ginger, or caramelized pear and goat cheese.

Pair your truffles with a single-origin coffee brewed as an espresso or hand-brewed using your chosen method: Chemex, French press, Beehouse or cold press. If you’re seeking something with a different kind of kick, VanBuskirk’s bartenders will mix a cocktail using their house-made chocolate syrup or pour you a craft beer, which would be delicious alongside a few of the great cheeses that are available, like Prairie Fruits Farm’s Little Bloom or Moonglo.

This cozy chocolate-shop-slash-bar is a sweet addition to St. Charles County’s growing food scene.

Vanbuskirk Artisanal Chocolate Bar, 5326 Highway N, Cottleville, 314.229.7445, vanbuskirkartisanal.com

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