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Sugar Factory elevates the experience with its Chocolate Lounge

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The upstairs level adds to the wow factor with upscale ambience.
Photo: Mikayla Whitmore

The Sugar Factory has always been a playground for those with a sweet tooth. But if you’re looking for a more adult experience with those treats, the new Fashion Show Mall location is the place. Don’t worry, classicists—the downstairs level features the familiar restaurant and candy store. And the upstairs level adds to the wow factor with upscale ambience and a new dimension for the experience.

The Chocolate Lounge encompasses the entire second level, made specifically for that sexy, grown-up vibe. It looks like the type of place James Bond might visit for a shaken-not-stirred martini with a chocolate rim around it. Outside, a lighted gazebo and a carousel add touches of whimsy, perfect for chilling on summer nights.

That different flavor extends to food and drinks, too. A chocolate-pairing flight features a bevy of the Sugar Factory’s finest truffles matched with wine or signature chocolate-dipped cocktails. For instance, a three-piece pairing matches the Chocolate Black and White Espresso Martini with the Brussels Praline Collection of intense dark chocolate. And the White Chocolate White Russian is presented with tartuffi, a truffle that stands out with its wafer biscuit base and bits of hazelnut.

On the savory menu, lamb shank sliders feature tender braised meat and roasted peppers, giving freshness to a well-worn dish. Bacon-wrapped dates are plump and tasty. There’s something for everyone in the Chocolate Lounge, as long as everyone is 21 and older.

Sugar Factory Chocolate Lounge at the Fashion Show, 702-685-0483; Monday-Thursday 9:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday & Saturday 9 a.m.-midnight, Sunday 9 a.m.-11 p.m.

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