Whenever Colette and I go to Boston, we stop in at L.A. Burdick Chocolates for a cup of their decadently delicious hot cocoa. And even though we’re utterly charmed by their Boston store, we had yet to visit their main store in Walpole, New Hampshire. But a couple of weeks ago I was in need of some chocolates as birthday gifts for cherished friends, so we headed west to Walpole.
By the time we arrived we were ravenously hungry. And much to our delight, we discovered that this L.A. Burdick, unlike its Boston counterpart that is solely a beverage and bakery stop, this location has an actual restaurant.
We both ordered the french onion soup. This was a first for Colette. Up until that moment, I’d been the only one in our family to like french onion soup. Consequently, I don’t make it for the family, but I order it in restaurants every chance I get. And I must say that this french onion soup is about the second best I’ve ever had. SO delicious!
We did, however, admire the cheese tray ordered by the 5-year old at the next table and might just order that next time. Their selection of local artisinal cheese is impressive.
No trip to L.A. Burdick would be complete without some cocoa and a little treat. Colette tried their white chocolate hot chocolate topped with nutmeg. And we shared a slice of chocolate-raspberry cake.
This has definitely become my favorite lunch spot in New Hampshire!