All you need is love...and chocolate.
Mark and Deb Pellegrino, are the owners of MADE Atlantic City Chocolate Bar. They gave up their successful casino food and beverage careers to open their own bean-to-bar chocolate shop on Tennessee Avenue in Atlantic City.
Mark was an Executive Sous Chef at Carmine's inside Tropicana Casino, Atlantic City. Deb was Harrah's Atlantic City, Executive Pastry Chef, and oversaw 3 casino properties. She has also made several appearances on the Food Network and collaborated with many celebrity chefs.
They're the only bean-to-bar cafe in New Jersey, meaning the entire chocolate making process is done on premise. There are no short cuts. They start with the finest cacao beans carefully selected from around the world and roast them to perfection. Then they add only the highest quality ingredients and handcraft the bars.
The chocolate shop is an intimate space for small parties and has a 20 person bar where guests can enjoy hand crafted chocolate cocktails and desserts. The chocolate making process can be watched in real time through a large glass window.
Their artisan chocolate has quickly become a staple in the Tri- State Area for gifts, favors and all things dessert related.
Bean-to-Bar and then some more
Not only is MADE New Jersey's first bean-to-bar chocolate shop, but it also offers a first class bar with craft cocktails and lounge. Here, award winning pastry chef and chocolatier Deb Pellegrino features her one of a kind chocolate and cocktail creations using MADE chocolate.
Chocolate tastings are offered in group and private sessions. Informal tastings are also offered at the bar: our bartenders can lead you through a MADE chocolate tasting expertly paired with wine or whiskey. After enjoying a chocolate tasting, take a trip to the retail area where bars are available for purchase.
MADE is also available for groups and private events. The rustic feel in the shop created by original terracotta brick and concrete finishes that overlook the glass-enclosed, immaculately white production area is the perfect setting for an intimate evening or daytime activity.