Concierge Close-Up: Co Co. Sala
Posted on May 27, 2014

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Co Co. Sala: A place for (chocolate) lovers.

Chocolate lovers unite!  Co Co. Sala in the Metro Center section of Washington, D.C. is the place for you.

CocoSala7Calling themselves a “chocolate lounge and boutique,” this unique restaurant offers a variety of meal options and decadent desserts.

The restaurant portion of Co Co. Sala does have the appearances of a lounge and offers comfortable, but modern decor while you enjoy their delicious creations.

At the boutique right next door, you can purchase artisanal or custom chocolates and gifts.

Read Concierge Shelley’s review of Co Co. Sala below –

While I have dined at Co Co. Sala previously, my most recent visit was with my chocolate-loving mom when she was in town for a visit and she was not disappointed!

I would describe their dinner menu as upscale American.  Choose from a “teaser” and an entree or enjoy your meal tapas style by ordering a few of their “Co Co. bites”.

You may also want to order one of their tasty drinks!  Their signature sips range from fine wine, beer and liquor to carefully concocted cocktails.

With the climbing temperatures, how does a frozen salted caramel Co Co. sound?

Saving room for dessert, we decided to forego any of their appetizers or small plates and only order an entree.

CocoSala3My mother ordered the Chicken Caesar Salad Flatbread.  Normally flatbreads are true to their name and arrive at the table as a thin crust with toppings of your choice, however, Co Co. Sala’s version stood tall.

The Caesar salad mixture was placed on top of a seasoned flatbread accompanied by crispy strips of parmesan breaded chicken stacked in a tower making for an interesting appearance and delicious meal.

CocoSala4The Creole Crab Cakes on the menu called to me.  This duo accompanied by mango salsa and topped with a chocolate tomato glaze and avocado emulsion hit the spot.

Made with very little filler, the  crab cakes almost fell apart as soon as I touched them with the fork!  The sauces added the perfect spice to this already mouth-watering dish.

After finishing every last bite on our plates, we anxiously awaited the dessert menu. With pretty much everything tickling our taste buds, it took longer to choose what we wanted for dessert than what we wanted for dinner!

We wavered between the churros for two and our own plates of delicious treats.  We ultimately went for ordering our own separate desserts so we had more to sample.

CocoSala5My mother’s choice was “Some More Co Co,” a sophisticated version of s’ mores for adults.

Chocolate crème brulee topped with roasted marshmallow and a crispy graham cracker just melted in your mouth!  The chocolate brownie packs a lot of flavor into its small size and the malted shooter slides down as easy as a milkshake!

CocoSala6I opted for “A Sticky Situation.”  The warm, sticky toffee cake and the cold ginger ice cream are a match made in heaven and the shavings of fresh chocolate added the perfect crunch.

Needless to say, we savored every bite of our dinner and dessert. 

While the portions at Co Co. Sala may be small, they sure don’t lack in flavor!

In addition to their dinner menu, Co Co. Sala offers a pre-fixe theatre menu and a weekend brunch.

My first experience at Co Co. Sala was brunch and it was just as delightful!  However, I do recommend making reservations for any weekend meal well in advance, especially if it’s for a party over 4 people.

Whether for brunch, dinner or just dessert, consider Co Co. Sala to cure you’re next chocolate craving!

Post by: Shelley W.