We invite you to learn more about the local Westbrook shop that crafts chocolate by hand. Please join us as Maria Rena talks about the history of Black Dinah Chocolatiers.
More about Black Dinah Chocolatiers:
In 2007, at the edge of a misty forest on the tiny Maine island of Isle au Haut, Black Dinah Chocolatiers twinkled into existence. For eight years, Kate Shaffer made exquisite confections in her home kitchen, and offered them to locals and island visitors at her cafe, which rested in the shade of a dark, towering crag, known locally as Black Dinah Mountain. Organically (and some say, by magic), word of Kate’s chocolates—made from things that grew in the forests and the gardens of Isle au Haut—spread, and the fledgling business grew.
Black Dinah’s chocolates have been recognized by many food awards and written about in numerous magazines including Yankee, Down East, New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, and Gourmet.
Kate was named a top ten chocolatier in North America and her cookbook Desserted was chosen by Food and Wine Magazine as one of the Top 25 Cookbooks of the Year.