Internationally renowned chocolatier Norman Love Confections is set to debut its sixth Chocolate Salon in Florida. Located at University Town Center (UTC), a shopping and dining destination in Sarasota, the 2,000-square-foot space will offer artisanal handcrafted chocolates, as well as specialty desserts, baked goods, coffees, novelty products, sweet and savory crepes for lunch and dinner, and Artisan Gelato by Norman Love.

Norman Love Confections Chocolate Salon at UTC is scheduled to open by the end of the first quarter of 2020. In addition to the food menu, the new location will also offer a selection of wines, and will be the first Norman Love Confections to offer an interactive dessert experience as Norman Love Confections pastry chefs will “take the stage” to showcase their artistic expression and create beautiful “desserts of art” while engaging guests in a fun, conversational, and gastronomic dessert experience.

“We are thrilled to open Norman Love Confections at UTC, introducing the greater Sarasota-Manatee area to our established, beloved brand of confections, desserts, gelato, bakery items, and more,” says Norman Love, founder and owner of Norman Love Confections. “In the evenings, we are introducing an entirely new concept as we transform the Chocolate Salon into a chocolate theatre of sorts, offering our new experiential dessert experience.”

“I envision the UTC Norman Love Confections location as a dessert destination, as guests join us after dinner or shopping, following a movie or the theatre. As guests take their seats, our amazing pastry chefs will present artistic yet recognizable desserts with an innovative, deconstructed spin giving them a front-row seat to the theatrics of chocolate.”