Chocolate Emporium Opens On Whalley

October 13, 2016, The New Haven Independent, by Lucy Gellman- "A bottle has washed ashore in Westville Village with not a note, but chocolates inside. Chef Darrell Nurse has brought the chocolates to the corner of Whalley and West Rock avenues, where has opened a new sweet shop called Chip in A Bottle. Nurse wasn’t expecting to have a revelation when he stepped into Norman Love Confections on a trip to Naples, Florida, several years ago. One bonbon later, he was hooked. Not on the sweet, flavorful chocolates, though. He loved the idea of making them for customers in New Haven. Now that obsession has led him to start Chip in A Bottle. Later in the year, he plans to turn it into a wine and chocolate shop, as the two complement each other. Nurse, 32 and never a great lover of sweets, didn’t always have chocolate on his radar. Born to Guyanan immigrants in Brooklyn, he grew up around food — slow-cooking, molasses-scented pepper pot, oxtail, curries, fragrantly spiced cakes and other West Indian dishes. He became interested in a career in physical therapy when he was hit by a passing car while riding his bike in New York and had to do rehabilitation at a nearby hospital..." Click HERE to comment and read full article.

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