Food & Drink

Go Sweet or Go Home at Katherine-Anne Confections

Truffles, mallows, hot chocolate, and more

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Winter chills cannot be avoided.

They can, however, be abated. Follow these steps to ensure you are well padded for tundra-like temps.

1. Book it to Katherine-Anne Confections, now open in Logan Square.

2. Sit at a reclaimed wood table, order a pot of French press Ipsento coffee, and ogle vintage mismatched china.

3. Start with just-launched truffles: pineapple upside-down cake, goat cheese walnut, or Badass Bacon Bourbon (a special collaboration from City Provisions’s Cleetus Friedman). Stash merlot pecan and salt-and-pepper hazelnut caramels for safekeeping.

4. Cleanse the palate with a savory croissant from Beurrage.

5. Compare drinking chocolates (Mexican, salted caramel, hazelnut) to liquid ganache. Dunk mallows (Earl Grey, coffee) and — for the most indulgent among you — truffles. (We’re partial to cherry amaretto melted in light cocoa.)

6. Watch confectioners work in the open kitchen while you digest.

7. Return tomorrow.

You’ve got nothing to lose.

Katherine-Anne Confections, 2745 West Armitage Avenue, at Fairfield Avenue (773-245-1630 or katherine-anne.com).

Photo: Courtesy of Katherine-Anne Confections 

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2745 W Armitage Ave
@ Fairfield Ave
Chicago, IL 60647