French Broad Chocolate Lounge – Asheville, North Carolina

On our last night at the conference in Asheville we joined another family travel blogger, Mara at Mother of All Trips, for a chocolate dinner.  Yes, a chocolate dinner at the French Broad Chocolate Lounge.

Little S and I walked past the chocolate lounge several times.  It is kind of hidden on a side street surrounded by construction right now but be assured that it is open and it was worth the walk we took in the rain. 


We stood for several minutes looking at the rows and rows of truffles.  Although Big S would choose a bag of chips over a chocolate bar, Little S gets her sweet tooth from me.  She wanted one of everything!


I stared at the menu for about fifteen minutes before finally deciding on the unadulterated carrot cake.  Little S had the quintessential chocolate cake and we had hot chocolate to drink.  It seemed fitting on the yucky rainy day we were having!


You would think that the best part of this visit was the chocolate, the cake and the wine but it wasn’t.  For me, the best part was the family-friendly environment.  I was a little worried about bringing Little S, who is trying to milk out her last month of the Terrible Three’s (which are WAY worse than the Terrible Two’s), to a place called the French Broad Chocolate Lounge.  I had heard people talk about it all weekend-the wine paired with cakes, liquid truffles, and relaxation.  I was pleasantly surprised that nobody blinked an eye when we walked in!  There is a box of toys for children to play with and that kept Little S occupied most of the time that we were there.  I think the quiet, relaxing atmosphere worked its magic on her as well…as soon as we got back to the hotel we spent about 30m in the pool and then we snuggled up in bed and watched a little TV before falling asleep.

Stop by Wanderfood Wednesday to see what everyone else is eating!

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    I love that they cater to both adults and children!

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    i fully support any place that treats kids well – this is on the to-visit list! that it is chocolate just is icing on the cake. 🙂 chocolate icing, that is…

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    Glad you were able to visit and so good to know that they are kid-friendly as well!

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    Hey, so glad you had a good time!

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    Hot chocolate is the best when the chilly days set in.

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    These Asheville posts from you and other Type A bloggers are totally inspiring me to make plans to visit. I’ve driven through a few times on our way to other destinations. Such a shame we haven’t stopped!

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