At 22, chocolatier Jonathan Grahm knows there's always room for one more luscious bite. Grahm has pursued gastronomic happiness since the age of 14; at 19, he established his reputation with the creation of Love Nuts. He's since re-energized a mid-century neighborhood candy sttore, Compartes Chocolatier, where truffle flavors now include spicy chile pepper, cactus blossom, lemongrass, barley malt, peach rosemary, strawberry balsamico and roasted pine-nut. There's plenty for traditionalists, too.
With interior designer Eric B. (Eric Brun-Sanglard of A&E's Designing Blind), he's transformed the boutique space into a hip chocolate lounge. "The upscale chic matches the personality of the decorated chocolates and confections I create," Grahm says. "We also put in a window so customers can peer into my world and see the chocolate-making process."
Compartes Chocolatier has been handcrafting chocolate since 1950 in small batches in Los Angeles California. Blending locally sourced ingredients with the best chocolate from around the globe to create our unique versions of chocolate as art.
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