Oyster Bay, New York – The Chocolate Lady Chocolaterie and their tasty chocolate confections is the latest addition to downtown Oyster Bay at 49 Audrey Ave.
The store is the culmination of Lee Perrotta’s decades-long passion for chocolate. Trained as a chef in Europe and with experience as a fine artist, she combines these talents to create unique works of the white, milk, and dark varieties.
The chocolate lady developed a loyal following over many years teaching cooking classes at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library. Earlier this year she and her edible works were featured in a solo chocolate fine art show at the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site.
Opening of the Chocolate Lady store was a classic case of good timing. “Fortunately for Lee this was the right time and the right place,” said Michael Goldstein a close friend of Lee’s who was actively involved in preparing for the store opening on Saturday, October 4.
When asked what her store is all about, Lee said, “custom, hand-made, hand-dipped truffles, fudges, chocolate games, chocolate cards, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate.”
Stepping inside the door, one is struck by how accurate this description is. Every square inch is filled with sweet treats, beautiful artistic and hand-crafted objects, and various other chocolate ephemera.
“We are thrilled to have the Chocolate Lady joining us in downtown Oyster Bay,” said Isaac D. Kremer, executive director of the Oyster Bay Main Street Association. “The unique hand-made one-of-a-kind products they make are a perfect fit for our one-of-a-kind historic downtown.”
Perrotta plans to be open during the Oyster Festival on October 18 and 19, and welcome visitors to the downtown during the Theodore Roosevelt Sesquicentennial Parade the following week on Saturday, October 25 at 1pm.
An official Grand Opening is being planned for Saturday, November 8. Hours of operation for the Chocolate Lady are Mon. to Thur., 10am to 8pm, Fri. and Sat. 10a to 6pm, and Sunday 12 to 5pm. Those with questions may contact The Chocolate Lady at 516-922-2002 or visit http://www.chocolateladyboutique.com/.