I am normally not a proponent of chain restaurants because inevitably the quality of offerings and service and the overall appeal goes down. However if Golosa was to become a chain and the quality was cut in half, it would STILL be my favorite dessert bar ever. That is how amazing this place is. I want one in every city I visit. :)
I held a bridal shower here at this lovely intimate chocolate dessert cafe and I am so happy I did!
The chocolate truffles are incredible. I am not normally a daring truffle eater. I tend to stick with chocolate or caramel. Everything else gets bitten into then put back into the box. However at Golosa my palette didn't know what to make of the eclectic array of options. Balsamic vinegar? Olive Oil? Rosemary? What had I gotten myself into?
Heaven. That's what. I'd found heaven in a truffle... okay I'd found heaven in seven truffles.
And a piece of red velvet cake. What can I say?! I have sweet teeth! The red velvet cake was honestly the best I've ever had.
Go for the truffles, stay for the red velvet cake and perhaps more truffles. Wash everything down with a glass of Cardamomo & Pepe Bianco.
The owner Fabio is the absolute best! He was wonderful to work with. I highly recommend Golosa for your next special event!
The menu is seasonal so go back and go often. I cannot wait for my next trip to Philly so I can pay a visit to my new favorite dessert bar.
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New Rochelle, NY
I just held my sister's baby shower at this place. To say it was a fantastic venue is an understatement. All of my guests raved about the place--delicious, elegant, and intimate. Their chocolates drinks are decadent (try the chocolate drink with cardamom and white pepper). And their desserts and chocolates are phenomenal (I highly recommend the red velvet cake!!!). I had many out-of-town guests at this event and everyone complimented me on how cool and completely "different" this place was. It is a true gem of a place.
But the main reason I chose to have my event here is because of Fabio, the owner. I had initially thought of holding the event at Naked Chocolate but after one conversation with Fabio, I knew that I had to do it here. He was so accommodating, passionate, and personalable, that I felt I was planning my event with a friend. Fabio closed the restaurant for our event so it really felt intimate--almost like we were having it in Fabio's living room.
If you are looking for a completely "different" and cool venue to have an event, I strongly encourage you to think about Golosa. Fabio is FABULOUS. I promise you won't regret it. His prices are completely reasonable and on top of that it is a BYOB. What could be better!
This venue would be perfect for engagement, birthday, and valentines parties as well as baby and bridal showers.
New York, NY
What can I say about Golosa, this place is amazing! I had a surprise bridal shower for my best friend in May. I did not know anything about Golosa prior to the shower. After finding on http://yelp.com, I set an appointment to meet with the one an only Fabio (owner)! He was very helpful and knowledgeable about the chocolate that were imported and what chocolate will be best for the occasion. Since my best friend (bride to be) lives in Philly, and I live in NY one could only trust and have faith that all would work together for the bride to be and guests.
After planning with Fabio, and two of the bride to be closest family and friend, the day arrived. Fabio open the lounge early just for us and added an extended hour to the event. Since this was a private party and cutting into regular business hours, which is 5pm-11pm, Fabio allotted us additional time, versus opening the doors for regular business once the bridal shower ended. The Bridal Shower started 2:30pm and finished at 6pm with an additional hour to clean.
Golosa Chocolate Bar & Dessert Lounge definitely worked well within the budget. (Includes - Space Rental, Chocolate dessert, & Chocolate drink 20-25ppl)
BYOB- Bring Your Own Bag
The best part!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(QUAINT & COZY)
All in all, we had a blast! The Bride to be was surprise! The guests were pleased. The games were fun.
Great Space for great events!
Parking (Tough, but you will find a space)
This should not stop you from having your next event at GCB&D.
I would recommend this to anyone!!!!!!