NOTE: Wen Chocolates closed its Platte retail location on February 14, 2010. Please see the website for more information.

I fell for Wen again on Wednesday on my first “official” tour of Denver’s South Platte Valley neighborhood. I didn’t think any truffle there could rival the Prazen Sladkor (caramel in dark chocolate dusted with gold), but I was wrong. Wen Milan, PS, and Lgrass curry Denver Sep 2009The Milan (on the left)  combines coffee and chicory in milk chocolate with white chocolate on top, and it was so good I had to talk quietly with myself about getting another one.

That would have been my fifth chocolate truffle, after the pear hazelnut and the lemongrass curry (on the right in the picture above) and the two already mentioned. I tasted the pear hazelnut first this time and did detect a hint of pear, but that was it. Likewise, with the lemongrass curry, I tasted the latter but not the former.

Even so, the pear hazelnut is one of the most beautiful truffles I’ve ever seen.Wen pear hazelnut sharpened Denver 2009

And I had a good time talking to the chef, William Poole, the clerk, and another customer who wandered in. I learned that Poole will have an article (or interview—I didn’t nail it down) about Denver’s restaurant scene in 5280’s December issue. I asked him for the name of his favorite restaurant, and he said, “My house.” He recommended I try Root Down in Highlands, but I’ve heard so many mixed reviews it’s definitely not first on my list.

As I left, I took a picture of the window display for Halloween,Wen Halloween display Denver Sep 2009 which had a little too much reflection, and then Todd and I headed out to find dinner. Wen is having an anniversary celebration this Saturday, at the store and online. The store is located at 1541 South Platte and is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

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  1. MileHighGayGuy October 2, 2009 at 1:25 pm - Reply


    And I thought I had a good job!

  2. Beth Partin October 2, 2009 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    You never know; rolling all those truffles by hand might get tedious. But I confess that some days I dream of being a chocolatier in my old age.
    .-= Beth Partin´s last blog ..Denver Candy: Wen Chocolates =-.

  3. Denveater October 2, 2009 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    I can’t believe I’ve never been here yet (though thanks to you I’ve tried one once). That chicory-tinged one looks like the truffle-bomb.
    .-= Denveater´s last blog ..Colt & Gray sets the swank stage for a Craft Cocktail Powwow with Colonel Hector Bravado & Mark Antonation, Pt. 2. With bonus whiff of Benton Essence! =-.

  4. Beth Partin October 2, 2009 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    It is the bomb! But it was quite sweet. They have less sweet truffles that people who lack my sweet tooth might like more.
    .-= Beth Partin´s last blog ..Denver Candy: Wen Chocolates =-.

  5. Chrissy October 4, 2009 at 4:53 am - Reply

    I don’t think I’d be able to eat that Pearl hazelnut one… it looks like a jewel! I’ve never heard of this spot, but it looks like I need to go and check it out.
    .-= Chrissy´s last blog ..Trick or Treat for Health October 31 =-.

  6. Beth October 4, 2009 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    Chrissy, thanks for stopping by. I think Wen flies a little under the radar since Denver is home to Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Enstrom’s.
    .-= Beth´s last blog ..Denver Candy: Wen Chocolates =-.