Norman Love creates coffee-table book that celebrates his creations, company; Now available in stores and online
Norman Love confections and pastries have long been likened to works of fine art. Now they have been captured on the pages of an art book, allowing devotees to have their Norman Love confections and eat them, too.
“Artistry in Chocolate, A Story of Love” is an 84-page coffee-table book filled with stunning photos of the glorious chocolates, pastries, gelato and other extravagant treats that have made Norman Love Confections an international favorite. Love tells the story of how he became a successful chocolatier and how his company operates. Longtime employees offer perspectives on what makes working with Love so special.
Keegan Gerhard, a Food Network host and owner of D Bar Desserts in Denver, Colorado, wrote the foreword, and Love dedicated the book to his mother and grandmother, who inspired his interest in the world of dessert.
“Customers have often asked for a book that displayed some of our creations,” said Love. “I wanted to do something more than a picture book. This is not just my story, but also that of my wife and partner, Mary, and the incredibly talented professionals who work with us and have played such a major role in making this company a success.”
Readers can savor calorie-free images of Love’s gleaming truffles awash in vivid color, his geometrically complex pastries and creamy gelato in rainbow hues plus photos of the pastry chefs and chocolatiers at work.
The book is available for $40 at Norman Love Confections salons and via the company website for $50, which includes shipping. The book is being shipped separately from any confections ordered at the same time.
Norman Love Confections creates and distributes handcrafted artisanal chocolates from the Fort Myers corporate headquarters that encompasses both production and retail operations.
The Fort Myers, Estero and Naples chocolate salons are stylish retail shops with an intimate ambience in which customers may purchase chocolates or linger over house-made pastries, gourmet coffees, lattes and smoothies.
The award-winning Fort Myers-based chocolatier has been lauded 13 times by a leading consumer ratings magazine, including recognition six times for producing the best ultra-premium chocolates.
The Fort Myers Chocolate Salon, at 11380 Lindbergh Blvd., is open 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The Miromar Outlets Salon, at Ben Hill Griffin Parkway and Corkscrew Road, which also serves gelato, is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The Naples Chocolate Salon, which also serves gelato at 3747 Tamiami Trail N. in Parkshore Centre, is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Artisan Gelato by Norman Love, at 11300 Lindbergh Blvd., Suite 112, off Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers, east of I-75, is open 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
For more information, visit www.normanloveconfections.com.