More than once in his memoirs, Casanova writes about enjoying a nice cup of hot chocolate, which he mentions more often than coffee.
Capitalizing on that idea, Caffe Florian in Venice’s Piazza San Marco is offering a special Valentine’s Day chocolate inspired by Casanova:
The website describes the chocolate as “a 100% dark chocolate medallion flavoured with cinnamon, pepper and cloves, made according to the original secret recipe of Giacomo Casanova’s chocolate, especially prepared to seduce women.” In my reading about Casanova and in his memoirs, I’ve not yet come across any special recipe he used. Can any of you, dear readers, tell me where to find this? I’m guessing that Caffe Florian isn’t giving out the recipe!