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Chocolate Lady

36 Audrey Ave. Oyster Bay, NY 516-922-2002

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Lee Perrotta became Oyster Bay's Chocolate Lady in October 2008, but the former marketing executive had been making chocolate - and teaching chocolate classes - for years before that.

Perrotta, who recently moved across the street from her old location, makes a number of exquisite confections. Assorted boxes come in six pieces ($9), nine pieces ($12), 12 pieces ($16) and 15 pieces ($21). Choose from a wide array of chocolates including passion fruit, classic truffles, monster peanut butter cups and pie-inspired chocolates. Rose creams made with rose water from organic roses are made the week of Valentine's Day; call in advance-- they sell out quickly.

She hand-dips strawberries and raspberries and also makes a terrific hot chocolate. Special Valentine's Day treats including chocolate cards, love lights and lollipops

A new line of products includes an Italian-inspired truffle collection ($24), a box of 12 peanut butter buttons ($24) and a romance collection that includes dark chocolate champagne truffles, rose-topped truffles and chocolate raspberry truffles ($24).

Hours: 12-5 sun-weds 12-6 thurs-sat

Long Island's newest chocolatier is Lee Perrotta, Oyster Bay's Chocolate Lady. Perrotta opened her tiny 425-square-foot store in October 2008, although the former marketing executive had been making chocolate - and teaching chocolate classes - for years. Perrotta makes a number of exquisite confections. She recommends her dramatic chocolate-blood-orange cordials ($30 a pound) and "rose" creams made with rose water from organic roses ($40 a pound). She hand-dips organic strawberries and raspberries and also makes a terrific hot chocolate ($2.50 for a 6-ounce cup), which you can sip in the store or buy a beautifully packaged mix to prepare at home ($14.99 to make more than a quart). Perrotta's goal is "to have something for everyone," and so, in addition to high-end chocolates, her store is filled to the rafters with 10-cent kisses, chocolate crayons and Pop Rocks, Nestlé Crunch-scented lip balm as well as her own elaborate chocolate sculptures. 

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