Taking the Bittersweet With the Sweet at Mason's in Easton, Maryland
If you are planning on an elegant gourmet meal at Mason's, be sure to use the restaurant entrance on the porch of the yellow Victorian mansion. Go in through the coffee bar, and you might never make it past the chocolate counter’s enticing siren song. Once you’ve got your nose pressed up against the glass, resistance is futile. Nutty crunches, clusters, kittens and crisps beckon alongside their exotic kin—decadent bonbons, exquisite truffles and fruity ganaches. Pop a dark chocolate nonpareil in your mouth, experience the bittersweet, complex taste of cocoa beans melting in your mouth, and everything else pales in comparison. Maybe that’s why they usually save dessert for last.