Chocolate Dandelion, the Venetian’s new chocolate café, just opened with a menu of chocolate dishes and retail items. The company specializes in single origin chocolate from bean to bar and offers a chocolate-focused menu crafted by Executive Pastry Chef Lisa Vega and Eater Young Gun Annie kamin in San Francisco.
The little cafe is inspired by what the company calls “a refined oasis in the desert – a place to cool off.”
Masaki Kato of Puddle Inc. in Tokyo, who designed all Dandelion stores in Japan, and American architect Monica Sanga created the look of this place, using raw and refined materials.
Natural materials help the space evoke the feel of the desert. The central island, for example, features a locally sourced sandblasted Las Vegas stone base. Copper finds its place at the top of the central island and in the details of the space. The walls use textured wood to create a dune-like appearance. The pale pink color of the bookcases is reminiscent of the desert sunset, while the limestone floor mimics sand. Finally, the Corian community table was made to measure using a thermal process and features a stone color.
• All the chocolate dandelion coating [ELV]