Internationally renowned chocolatier Norman Love Confections has opened its newest chocolate salon at University Town Center in Sarasota, Florida. It will be the first of its kind, where Norman Love Confections pastry chefs “take the stage,” showcasing their artistic expression and creating beautiful “desserts of art,” while engaging guests in a fun, conversational and gastronomic dessert experience.

“This has been a long-time dream of mine – to offer an interactive experience featuring artistic yet recognizable desserts that are both delicious and visually captivating,” says Norman Love, founder and chief executive officer, Norman Love Confections. “After dinner, guests can pair a glass of wine or coffee with a delicious dessert presented with a ‘Norman Love’ twist. They will have a front row to an immersive dessert ‘chocolate theater’ of sorts, the first of its kind in our region.”

The Sarasota location offers the company’s handcrafted chocolates, as well as specialty desserts, artisanal baked goods, novelty products and Artisan Gelato by Norman Love. It will also serve a selection of wines and coffees, as well as Norman Love Confections’ limited-edition holiday collections, available for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter and Mother’s Day.

This is the company’s sixth Florida location and first in Sarasota. Norman Love Confections has chocolate salons in Fort Myers, Estero, Naples and Sarasota, as well as a pastry shop and café at Whole Foods Market in Fort Myers salon.