While entertaining, I like to give my guests as many options as possible. It's always fun to see what people gravitate towards. Everyone enjoys different things! I also like to see how many plates & dishes I can use on one table, but that's an entirely different topic we'll talk about (never).
Ghirardelli sent me a bunch of their new Intense Dark™ Chocolate to taste, and I decided to throw a little Chocolate & Spirit Party with them. I mean...what's a girl to do with a six bars of chocolate?! I thought it would be fun to encourage my guests to create fun flavor profiles with all of the food/spirit options I provided.
Let's talk about CHOCOLATE! Ghirardelli has a line of Intense Dark™ Chocolate. There are so many different flavors to choose from! In order to customize my party, I made labels out of card stock for each of the chocolates. The names are super intriguing and fun to write out.
- Midnight Reverie
- Cabernet Matinee
- Twilight Delight
- Toffee Interlude (my second favorite!)
- Evening Dream
- Sea Salt Soiree (my favorite!)
On the table where I set up the party, I formed little mounds of chocolate next to their corresponding handwritten label. I might have hoarded a few pieces of the Sea Salt Soiree in a kitchen cabinet...Shhh... don't tell.
OPTIONS! OPTIONS! Let's talk about food options to pair with the chocolate.
- DRIED FIGS
- TOASTED WALNUTS
- SPICY/SWEET PECANS
- SALTED MARCONA ALMONDS
Most of these items were picked up from Trader Joe's...which means you can have a tasting party in no time.
- Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey Liqueur
- Bulleit Bourbon
- Johnnie Walker Green Label Malt Whisky (which has been discontinued!)
- Ron Zacapa 23 Rum
- Kahlua (for those who want to mix coffee with their chocolate)
I used some of my espresso cups for this party. I thought it would be fun way to contain the spirits.