5 Haute Sweets To Indulge In At Dude, Sweet Chocolate

If you’re a chocolate connoisseur and haven’t experienced the chocolate-inspired creations from Dude, Sweet Chocolate, you don’t know what you’re missing. From an Aged Balsamic Vinegar infused with Valrhona cocoa to a Chocolate Vegetarian “Salami,” Chef Katherine Clapner has artfully composed a list of intoxicating offerings that will make your wildest, chocolate dreams come true!

Chef Katherine
Chef Katherine Clapner

Chef Clapner, the visionary behind this sweet concept has had over twenty years of experience as a pastry chef and is a culinary force in her field. Prior to founding Dude, Sweet Chocolate, she served as Executive Pastry Chef for the renown “Founding Father of Southwestern Cuisine,” Stephan Pyles. With a brilliant start to her culinary career, Chef Clapner worked in London at the Savoy and at the Hotel Cipriani in Venice. On her return from abroad, she went on to work under some of the most recognized names in food including, Chef Charlie Trotter and Chef Kevin Graham.

It was in late 2009 that she and Redding May partnered in opening Dude, Sweet Chocolate’s first small kitchen/store with the vision of concocting unique chocolate creations. Now, seven years later, the store currently has four retail locations around the Dallas metroplex and has successfully built relationships with both local and national resellers including, Whole Foods, winery and distillery operations. Offering innovative products that differentiate them within the market and pushing culinary boundaries by using unique flavor profiles became their formula for success in a competitive world of chocolate purveyors.

Offering a spectrum of one-of-a kind flavors, Dude, Sweet Chocolate is a haven for the passionate cocoa aficionado, that’s looking for something out of the ordinary. From savory to sweet and everything in between, some of their best sellers include their Albatross blue cheese and sea salt fudge, Fungus Amongus porcini and pumpkin seed toffee!

With so many choices to choose from, making a decision isn’t easy so Haute Living found 5 of the top things your shouldn’t miss out on at Dude, Sweet Chocolate.

LOCATIONS:

Bishop Arts District    214-943-5943
408 W. 8th St. – Sweet #102
Dallas, TX  75208

Store Hours:
Sunday & Monday: 11 to 6
Tuesday – Thursday: 11 to 10
Friday & Saturday: 11 to 11

Downtown Plano    972-424-6200
1016 E. 15th St.
Plano, TX  75074

Store Hours:
Sunday & Monday: 11 to 6
Tuesday – Thursday: 11 to 10
Friday & Saturday: 11 to 11

Lower Greenville    469-334-0125
1925 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX  75206

Store Hours:
Sunday & Monday: 11 to 6
Tuesday – Thursday: 11 to 10
Friday & Saturday: 11 to 11

Fort Worth – West 7th    817-945-2234
2925 Crockett St.
Fort Worth, TX  76107

Store Hours:
Sunday & Monday: 11 to 6
Tuesday & Wednesday: 11 to 8
Thursday – Saturday: 11 to 10

Photographs Courtesy of Dude, Sweet Chocolate

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