After months of anticipation--and salivation, particularly as the roasting began and the earthy aroma of chocolate circled Riverside Village--Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co. is open for business. Founder Scott Witherow and his team are transforming beans into bars in the building behind Mitchell Deli and Sip Coffee House, selling an array of exquisite chocolate bars--riddled with cocoa nibs, coffee ground and salt and pepper.
Witherow, a Cordon Bleu graduate and former pastry chef at F. Scott's, has a résumé that winds through Nashville kitchens including Firefly Grille, The Trace and Wild Boar, as well as through the Fat Duck and Nobu in England. He has worked with culinary legends such as Grant Achatz at Alinea in Chicago and Frank Stitt at Highlands Bar and Grill in Birmingham.
Olive & Sinclair bars, priced around $6, are available at Mitchell Delicatessen, Imogene + Willie, The Green Wagon, Caldwell Collection, The Produce Place and The Turnip Truck.