Sunday, March 22, 2009

Caffé Sottocoperta

To celebrate the "first day of Spring" yesterday a friend and I went out for a delicious cup of hot chocolate. We had to laugh at ourselves for drinking hot chocolate at this time of year, but it seems that winter has returned, at least for the past few days. Temperatures have dropped dramatically, the wind has picked up and it's been raining on and off day and night.

The hot chocolate was excellent and so dense we had to eat it with a spoon, rather than drink it! The owner of the caffé, Franco, explained that it is produced by a company called Eraclea that is rather selective about which establishments it allows to serve its product.

The Sotto Coperta (which means "below deck" in Italian) has an outdoor area with tables, for drier, warmer weather, and a lovely view of the sea to the rear. It is one of the few bars in Molfetta that offer a relaxing and pleasant environment in which to have a coffee and chat with friends.

7 comments:

lakeviewer said...

Perfect beverage any time of the day, any day of the year. Have one on me.

How could the producers select the establisnment that will carry their products? Is this a marketing tool to help the consumer feel special?

Hilda said...

Sounds like a fabulous place! And look at all that whipped cream over the chocolate! Sinfully delightful!

amatamari said...

The photo of the cup
is beautiful ...

I have made a wish come
a hot chocolate ...

:-)

Mediterranean kiwi said...

i'm jealous - looks delightful

marley said...

Mmmm, hot chocolate! Good at anytime of year. This one looks yummy :)

Saretta said...

Lakeviewer - I guess they only distribute their product to bars that reach certain standards of class and elegance! A lot of Italians love something that smacks of exclusivity!

Retro Apple said...

May I please have the address of the cafe as I can't seem to google it....it's in venice if I'm not mistaken?
I shall be taking a trip there next mont and so am rather impatient to taste it( as you can well imagine)!