When it rains, it pours! Today, The Conche, a new chocolate-themed restaurant at Village of Leesburg, is the latest restaurant to announce its grand opening. They will open their doors to the public this coming Tuesday, May 2.

Chef Santosh Tiptur

The Conche is the creation of well-known D.C. pastry chef Santosh Tiptur, who’s famed downtown restaurant Co Co. Sala has wowed guests for years. His new restaurant follows a similar theme — savory dishes followed by handcrafted chocolates and sweets, alongside creative cocktails. Follow this link for the full menu. Also, there will be a chocolate shop in the store selling all kinds of decadent treats to go.

When The Conche opens Tuesday, it will initially just have dinner hours : 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 4 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Lunch, happy hour and brunch hours will be announced in the near future, along with special events like chocolate making classes for adults and kids.

FYI, a conche is a device used in the making of high-end chocolates that further refines the chocolate and increases the smooth, creamy texture. And now you know.

Images: The Conche