Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Eclipse Goes Moroccan

It's been 12 days without a post! How did this happen? Well the combo of our first sales trip to the Bay Area and a Chocolate Tasting Dinner (both of which were a lot of fun and highly successful) will do it. Now that we're back to the cocoa-grindstone, I promise not to be away from the blog so long.

This past Saturday, 80 lucky guests enjoyed our Southern Comfort Chocolate Tasting Dinner, and no one went away hungry. In fact, I think this was the heaviest dinner to date. But what to people in the South do best if not fill their bellies? If you missed the event, we just announced the date for the next event which falls on the Saturday before Halloween and has a Moroccan theme. Join us then on October 25th at 4.5, 6.5, or 8.5pm. Fun, no? The menu goes as such:

Fried Chickpea Fritters with Dark Chocolate Harissa Sauce
Honey-glazed Baby Carrots with Kalamata and Candied Cocoa Nibs
Spiced Red Lentil Soup with White Chocolate-Olive Oil Crostini
Moroccan-Spiced Chicken & Butternut with Apricot & Cocoa Couscous
(Butternut Squash Veggie Option)
White Chocolate-Saffron Cheesecake with Toasted Sesame Crust

RSVP early by emailing (info@eclipsechocolat.com) or calling the cafe direct (619.578.2984). We collect credit card numbers and email addresses to hold tables. Cancellations less than 48 hours before the event are subject to a service fee. These dinners sell out fast, so don't wait!

Until then, check out the yum-yums from our last dinner:

Starter: Coconut-crusted Shrimp with Cocoa-nib Butter Dipping Sauce

One: White Chocolate Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

Two: Butter Beans with Cocoa-Glazed Duroc Bacon

Three: Sauteed Southern Greens with Candied Cocoa Nibs

Four: Cornmeal-Crusted Chicken and Buckwheat & Cocoa Waffle with Chile-Maple Syrup

Five: Sweet Potato Bread Pudding with Milk Chocolate-Cinnamon Gelato

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Will - The Moroccan dinner looks fabulous, but the actual date of the dinner isn't in the blog. I infer that it's on October 25th, but it would be easier if the actual date were given.

Dr. Sparky