I often take the train from Certaldo down to Florence to do my market tours. Recently I noticed that the local pastry shop had their windows covered up. They often redo the interior- so was thinking that they were closed for renovation.
We have a new Pastry shop and Chocolatier in town!!
I had to stop in to check it out--- along with regular pastry for breakfast, coffee, cappuccino and juice, there is a whole dessert and chocolate section as well.
Andrea, the pastry chef chocolatier, told me that he will be adding hot chocolate for winter and in summer making artisan gelato!
I had a lovely small single portion, "mono-porzione" , dessert.
It was a take-off on a linzer torte, with a buckwheat flour crust and wild blueberry jam filling, covered in chocolate.
I am just coming down off the buzz!
Stop by! Tell the Divina Cucina sent you-
Piazza Mazzini, 1
( Wednesday is market day in Certaldo)