By Gary Carr
Seneca Klassen is a chocolate nut. His shop, Bittersweet, the chocolate cafe at 2123 Fillmore Street, is the culmination of a lifelong passion for chocolate.
“I’m a home chocolate-maker from way back,” Klassen says. For years, he’s collected recipes for chocolate drinks and confections, concocting goodies in his kitchen capable of driving a chocoholic to ecstasy. “I have friends in the cacao-growing world who would ship me the raw materials,” he says. “I’d turn them into chocolate and send them back, just to show them what could be done with their beans.”