No, the name isn't changing and neither is the color scheme of the modern lounge at the InterContinental Hotel, 139 E. Kilbourn Ave., in Downtown Milwaukee.
But with the arrival of its unique in Milwaukee "Chocolat Bar," patrons will be seeing a lot of sumptuous, tempting brown at Clear.
Chocolat Bar, located in the Clear lobby, has a two-page menu. And I don't mean one of those giant-font, four-items-to-a-page kind of menus.
No, this Friday- and Saturday-only affair -- and then only from 7 p.m. until midnight, boasts nearly a dozen handcrafted truffles, a half-dozen dipped-in-chocolate pops, praline bon bons, gateaux and tarts, cordials served in chocolate cups, chocolate coffee drinks and chocolate cocktails.
This amazing bar -- especially for a sweet-tooth like myself -- was created by Kil@wat Chef Robert Ash along with Pastry Chef Kurt Fogle of Milwaukee's Cholive gourmet chocolatier.
Did I mention it also features a chocolate foundue fountain?
What's next, a chocolate spa? If so, sign me up!
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.