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We Love Chocolate!

Camellia Inn named #1 best chocolate venue in Northern California!

We love chocolate! We love the scent of chocolate - from chocolate kisses to extravagant chocolate desserts. We love its association with sensuality, pleasure and just a tad of guilt for the first two. We love that first dreamy taste of dark heaven and the sweet and earthy smoothness.

Chocolate Covered Recipes

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Chocolate Covered Specials, Gifts & Wine Country Tours

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At the Camellia Inn we embrace our love for chocolate and chocolate recipes. So much so that every Wednesday is completely dedicated to chocolate as are Valentine's Day and two full months (so far) - December and February.
 

We hope the rest of you chocolate lovers will join us for one of our chocolate festivities.


We even have unique chocolate gifts you can purchase at our Inn store (either online or at the Inn), and we'd be delighted to arrange a chocolate tour of Wine Country for you when you come to visit. If you would like to learn about new chocolate covered events, tastings, packages and specials at the Camellia Inn, sign-up for our Chocolate Lovers Only e-mail.

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Chocolate Recipes

Here are some of of our guest's favorite Chocolate Covered Wednesday recipes.

  • Chocolate Soup
  • Chocolate Cherry Clafouti
  • Chocolate Bundt Cake
  • Chocolate & Bacon Baklava
  • Chocolate Bread Pudding
  • Chocolate-Banana Croissant French Toast
  • Chocolate-Amaretti Heartbreakers
  • Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Chocolate!

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  • The History of Chocolate
    Go to the Field Museum in Chicago to learn all about the history of chocolate from its discovery over 2000 years ago to present day.
  • The Cocoa Tree
    This interactive site lets visitors explore history, culture, ecology, and manufacturing of chocolate.
  • The Sweet Lure of Chocolate
    Exploratorium Magazine devotes this entire online-only edition to the sweet wonderfulness that is chocolate. 

Chocolate Movies

  • In Search of the Heart of Chocolate
  • Chocolat
  • Like Water for Chocolate
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Gene Wilder version)
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Johnny Depp version)
  • Lezioni Di Cioccolato (Chocolate Lessons)
  • Milton Hershey: The Chocolate King
  • Great Chefs: Chocolate Passion

Chocolate Books

  • Chocolat
    by Joanne Harris
  • Like Water for Chocolate
    by Laura Esquivel
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    by Roald Dahl
  • The Great Book of Chocolate
    by David Lebovitz
  • The Essence of Chocolate
    by Robert Steinberg and John Scharffenberger
  • The Discovery of Chocolate
    by James Runcie
  • Chocolate Unwrapped: The Surprising Health Benefits of America's Favorite Passion
    by Rowan Jacobsen
  • The Chocolate Bible
    by Christian Teubner
  • Chocolate: Cooking with the World's Best Ingredient
    by Christine McFadden & Christine France
  • The True History of Chocolate
    by Sophie D. Coe and Michael D. Coe
  • Chocolate Desserts
    by Pierre Herme
  • Candy Freak
    by Steve Almond
  • The Chocolate War
    by Robert Cormier
  • Bittersweet: Recipes and Tales from a Life in Chocolate
    by Alice Medrich
  • The New Taste of Chocolate: A Cultural and Natural History of Cacao with Recipes
    by Maricel Presilla
  • Chocolate: A Bittersweet Sage of Dark and Light
    by Mort Rosenblum