At times it seems we are on a hunt for the secret idol. Wandering the city, not seeking anything in particular, but hopeful that we will discover a hidden idol.
Saturday, we went to see The Alice In Wonderland Follies, choreographed by Keith Michaels, who we have had the pleasure to meet on a couple of occasions. It seemed fitting that this would be a good day.
The ballet was fun, and light hearted, then we returned home with the intent of exploring 6 1/2 Avenue, which is a hidden treasure in and of itself. More on that another day.
As we crossed 55th a small shop caught our eye, and we immediately knew we were about to become friends. It had that genuine feel that clings to the family businesses that have grown up in this city.
Inside we met Kamila Myzel, the chocolatier. Kamila fled Poland seeking asylum when her country began to collapse under communism. She and her mother Alina brought with them Old World skills for creating the finest chocolates, truffles and cookies. Kamila has been providing chocolate delights to New Yorkers since the early Sixties.
She specializes in truffles (both dark and light chocolate), the Ultimate Chocolate Cookie (they only make one), and over 100 different kinds of licorice. With so many choices we could hardly decide.
After prolonged indecisiveness, we gathered our small bags of delights, bid Miss Kamila farewell and headed home with sugar plums dancing in our heads. We knew today we had found another hidden treasure.
If you love great chocolate (and who doesn’t), try Myzel’s Chocolate, at 55th and 6 1/2 avenue.