2013 Inauguration of Barack Obama gets a little sweeter in Washington

Washington, DC’s Co Co. Sala, a chocolate emporium, celebrates the inauguration Photo: Washington DC Tourism

WASHINGTON, January 17, 2013— For those who thought that the inauguration of Barack Obama couldn’t get any sweeter, look no further than Washington, DC’s own Co Co. Sala.

Co Co. Sala is a charming Penn Quarter restaurant with a quirky gift shop that features items like chocolate Mood Tubes and chocolate-enrobed bacon.

Not than an excuse is needed to delve into this chocolate nirvana, but this year’s inauguration will prove an especially enticing time to stop in. Although you may not be invited to the Inaugural Ball this year, you can still bring some of the White House home with you.  Co Co. Sala has created miniature white chocolate replicas of the White House, along with other sweets crafted especailly for the occasion.

On January 21, Inauguration Day itself, Co Co. Sala will feature a special brunch presented by Executive and Pastry Chef Santosh Tiptur.  The brunch will include tempting dishes like French toast s’mores, crispy Creole crab cakes and grown-up grilled cheese with truffle-scented brioche.

Co Co. Sala is also hosting a Chocolate and Bubbles Happy Hour daily throughout the month, along with brunch Saturday through Monday.

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