If you love Nutella, you're going to want to book yourself on a flight to Chicago, pronto! A café is being opened in the city entirely dedicated to the chocolate and hazelnut spread, with a menu of both sweet and savoury creations featuring the ingredient.
Opening on 31 May, the appropriately-named Nutella Café will be the first restaurant owned by Nutella's makers, Ferrero. And as well as serving up an array of dishes dedicated to the spread, the entire restaurant has been themed to allow customers to "truly capture the essence of the brand", with hanging lights in the shape of the hazelnut plant and dripping Nutella-coloured embellishments on the ceiling.
The menu at the Nutella Cafe, which is opening in Chicago
"We wanted to create a world of Nutella for our fans that could truly capture the essence of the brand – not just in the dishes that will be served, but in the full experience from the moment you step into the space," Nutella spokesman Noah Szporn said. "The Nutella Cafe offers something for everybody, and we encourage everyone to come in and try a dish or snack. We hope Nutella enthusiasts, Chicagoans and visitors enjoy the cafe as much as we enjoyed creating it."
Dishes on the menu include Nutella crêpes, gelato, waffles or pancakes drizzled with the chocolate spread, along with Nutella family-style fruit fondue dishes. However it's not all sugary-sweet dishes; savoury options on offer include paninis and seasonal salads as well as a Buckwheat Crêpe filled with bacon and gruyere cheese, served with a poached egg, salad and a sprinkle of hazelnuts – a nod to one of the key ingredients in Nutella.
The restaurant features an array of Nutella-themed dishes
The launch of the restaurant follows the first-ever Nutella pop-up at Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge which served sweet treats in an alpine winter lodge-themed setting between November and January 2017. We're keeping our fingers crossed a permanent restaurant opens here in the UK very soon!
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