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“Chocolate extraordinaire” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dancing Lion Chocolate

Dancing Lion Chocolate
Ranked #1 of 10 Dessert in Manchester
Price range: $5 - $7
Cuisines: Cafe, International
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: I first encountered the True Soul of chocolate in 1995. For fifteen years I have sought her subtle nuances, studied her moods, struggled to understand her complex temper. She is a most difficult mistress; coquettish and proud, quick to anger, open only to the most patient of overtures.I’ve learned to prepare her in the ancient ways of the Maya and in the gleaming kitchens of the finest Parisian chocolatiers. I have studied her at ecole Chocolat in Vancouver and at the prestigious Ecole du Grand Chocolat Valrhona in the Rhone Valley of France. I am proud to count among my friends some of the finest chocolatiers from Montreal to Melbourne to Guatemala.Chocolate is my passion. I will never master her–who can master one so willful and tempestuous? But I will continue to woo her and to craft a small bit of her soul into each truffle and bonbon I create.For chocolate is art. And as art she is magnificent.
Kerrville, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Chocolate extraordinaire”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

Went for lunch and had bean tacos(5star). EVERYTHING is made with some chocolate, in the case of tacos it was milk chocolate in the tortilla as well as a subtle sauce. The owner and chef, Rich, came out towards the end of meal and displayed his extensive knowledge of chocolate as well as his extensive inventory of the World's best chocolate. There are offerings, reasonably priced, of rare and difficult to obtain chocolate. Teas are also quite good. Highly recommend for the experience!

Visited July 2014
Thank William R
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  • English first
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English first
Wolcott, Connecticut
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139 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Mid Afternoon Dessert”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed the Dancing Lion's selection of chocolate upon our arrival to Manchester. The chocolate was very detailed and at times ornate. I enjoyed a chocolate croissant with an iced chocolate drink that was a little too strong for me but nonetheless very good. James enjoyed a sampling of four of their dark chocolate bites. Overall it was very good. It was a little on the pricier side for chocolate however you are paying for quality products.

Visited July 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wow ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

Good atmosphere I came here with my partner for a coffee
and a croissant and I will be back it was really lovely I've seen people complaining of the prices but you get what you pay for very nice indeed

1 Thank Lorrainej86
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Keene, New Hampshire
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Yum on Elm St”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

A delightful treat for lunch. Serves one choice a day but it was great. Hot chocolate (lite and dark were delicious. A small, beautiful and very friendly place.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank LoveTripAdviser09876
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Kfar Saba, Israel
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119 reviews
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“Defiantly a very interesting place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Defiantly a very interesting place. High quality coffie and gourmet chocolate.
Nice place for tacking a rest while exploring NH...

Thank Roy F
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