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Breakfast and Lunch: Get Ready to Chow Down

Buffalo’s popular Main Street artisan café and chocolate lover’s dream, Chow Chocolat, recently added breakfast and lunch to their already extensive menu of handmade chocolates, specialty drinks and desserts. Opened in April 2008 by Scott and Jaclyn Wisz, customers have flocked to the café to enjoy indulgent items such as flavored truffles and sipping chocolat.
 
The new breakfast and lunch selections were introduced to the Chow Chocolat menu on Oct. 26, 2009.  Co-owner Jaclyn Wisz said, “People had pretty much been asking about adding breakfast and lunch.” So, the Wiszs’ utilized one of their employees, chef Paul Kozlowski, to help create the new menus. Kozlowski, provides all the menu planning and cooking, with the Wiszs’ approval.

Breakfast will be served from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM, and lunch from 11:30 AM to 2 PM.  Breakfast selections include buttermilk pancakes served with real local maple syrup, Chow’s chocolate sauce and fresh hand whipped cream ($8.95) or the breakfast burrito, made with eggs, homemade salsa, cilantro, black beans (made with cocoa), sour cream and cheese ($8.95). Breakfast dishes range from $5.29-$8.95.
 
For the lunch crowd, Chow offers a soup of the day ($5.95) and various sandwiches and wraps, including the new favorite, the salmon wrap, made with smoked salmon, cream cheese, cucumbers, sprouts, greens and dill ($7.95). Lunch meals are $5.95-$10.95.
Chow Chocolat offers specials throughout the week, which are usually more expensive than a typical breakfast or lunch selection ($10.95).
 
So far, the response has been great. “But just like anything else, it’ll take time,” Wisz said. The Wiszs’ have continued to use natural and organic ingredients in the new menu items.
Fans of Chow’s bubble tea will have to wait patiently until the warmer weather begins. The unique drink will now only be sold during the spring and summer.  To warm up during the upcoming winter months, Chow will feature ‘hot chocolat’ ($3.25). Specialty flavors of the beverage include: cinnamon, cardamom, spicy Aztec (with cayenne pepper), peanut butter, all of which can be topped with homemade whipped cream, and s’mores, topped with handmade marshmallow.
 
Chow Chocolat is located in the Avalon Building on 731 Main Street. (716) 843-4388

www.chowchocolat.com

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