It's been a while since Larry and I had a blog-worthy road trip! On New Years Eve we decided to hit up Richmond, Indiana. We've been to Madison, Friendship and Brookville (and of course - Indy) - so let's add another to our list!
I had researched things to do on their website and made up a little itinerary for our day. Today we were really fortunate that everything went swimmingly!
First up was the Ghyslain Chocolate Store. They make the most beautiful artisan chocolates and also have a bistro. Besides their Richmond location, they can be found in Union City, IN and Louisville, KY.
The Ghyslain store is in this great Depot District - they're turning old factories and a train depot into a business district and it's really cool. I was really happy that it was our first stop.
White Chocolate ganache infused with coconut purée, Malibu rum extract, and toasted almond.
Dark Chocolate gianduja with almond praline. (The Colts fan couldn't resist a Horse Shoe!)
White and dark chocolate ganache infused with Key Largo lime juice and mixed berry purée.
White Chocolate ganache infused with Tahitian vanilla bean.
We decided to head out before I went for the cake - so off we went to our next destination!
The Depot District Market is a big open market with a Maria Mitrione's Italian Market and a General Store inside. For the General Store side, there are lots of fun finds - including lots of local crafts (I didn't even notice the birdhouse had a book for a roof until I made that collage!). The Italian market has loose spices, lots of Italian food ingredients (tomatoes, olive oils, etc), a deli and ice cream shop.
They serve sandwiches, salads and pizza on top of the deli featuring Boar's Head meats (the only place in town that sells them!). We also took home a small container of their olive salad with olives, garlic and feta - that didn't even make it home. Larry killed it in the car! Again - this is someplace we'll DEFINITELY be visiting again!
Richmond is great and there's a lot more to do (Meltdown Ice Festival at the end of the month!) - but we headed out to check out a couple nearby towns with a couple special places we wanted to visit.
Warm Glow Candle Co. Outlet in Centerville - it was just about 10 minutes away and right off I-70. You definitely cannot miss it - there's a HUGE candle out front!
I settled on a big candle (dipped right there in Indiana) in the Fall Festival scent. It's lit right now and I love it! It's not too overpowering but it adds a nice scent to the house. Larry already said he wants to go back - yeah - a dude wants to go to the candle store! (he loves them)
But - Amish Cheese Shop - we're here!
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