This past week I was invited to an exciting event in the world of chocolate, all because of this blog. Like my friend Tamara Holland said, I have a thing!! I have a thing, and Emily, the Online Marketing Manager at NEWTREE, happened to notice. So she invited me to the private opening of their NEWTREE Cafe & Chocolate Shop in downtown San Francisco. Thank you, Emily!
I was blown away by the beauty of this place and by the scrumptious food! We sampled their Belgian-inspired, local and organic menu, along with their fair trade chocolate treats.
Pictured above is NEWTREE founder Benoit de Bruyn, showing us their wall of chocolate. Notice the samples for each bar! I consumed WAY too much chocolate that night. :)
NEWTREE’s chef John Hutt created the extremely tasty cafe menu. I tried everything above! That counter is made out of recycled glass, by the way. In fact, the entire space features sustainable, recycled, repurposed, non-toxic and energy-efficient materials.
The floor is made out of reclaimed pebbles. I liked the owner’s green pants, so I took this photo while he was telling us about their awesome philosophies…
See how modern and natural this place looks? You feel like you’re in a spa.
I don’t know if you can read the words on this mirror, but I thought it looked cool.
NEWTREE products are organic and fair trade certified. They recently reduced the sugar content 20-35%, by using agave fiber, which means that their bars have 2-5 times more fiber than other chocolate bars. Sounds like health food to me!
Savor Life is NEWTREE’s motto. I love the green paint they chose for their cafe…and everything else about it. My foodie friend Cathy Curtis joined me at this event, and after sampling just about everything, we sat next to this wall with cups of hot organic herbal tea…talking and taking in the beautiful, peaceful atmosphere.