Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Autumn Harvest Dinner

We finished up this last weekend with one of our biggest Three Course Prix Fixe dinners yet! If you missed it... well shame on you, as I don't repeat menu items. You'll just have to live with the chocolately shame.

This last one sold out pretty fast so we added a 2.5pm seating, but that's not typical for us. We're back to 4.5, 6.5, and 8.5 seatings this time around so don't hold off to make reservations. Here's what we're cookin':
Join us Saturday, November 14th to indulge in the three courses of a chocolate-Thanksgiving feast at our Autumn Harvest Prix Fixe Dinner: Menu includes:

Fried Mac & Cheese with Smoked Bacon (0ptional appetiser)
Salade Frisee with Roasted Root Veggies and White Chocolate-Balsamic Drizzle
Rosemary and Lavender Sea-salted Roasted Cornish Game Hen
or Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter Sage Sauce
both served with
Cocoa-Brown Sugar Gravy, Cocoa Butter Smashed Potatoes, & Savory Bread Pudding
Ginger-Pumpkin Cheesecake with Dark Chocolate Brownie Crumb Crust

To make an RSVP, call the cafe at 619.578.2984. Space is limited! Until then, get your mouth watery with the pics from this past weekend. Check it:

Appetizer- German Meatballs with Creamy Dill-Shallot Creme Fraiche.

First Course- Beer Cheese Soup with White Chocolate-Dill Mustard and Black Sea-salted Soft Pretzel

Entree- Smoked Gouda Bratwurst with Cocoa-nib Infused Sauerkraut & Toasted Pumpernickle

Dessert Course- Black Forrest Torte with Beer-Soaked Cherry Ganache Filling and Burnt Caramel Beer Reduction.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Second Anniversary Party!

It's officially fall in San Diego and while that doesn't mean a degree of cooler weather like the rest of the country enjoys, it does mean we're coming into the season of holiday treats and eats. Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Xmas are very busy times around here, but before any of that can happen, we need to celebrate our Anniversary!

That's right, cocoa-babies! On October 28th we will be parting it up. Join us from 7pm-9pm on that Wednesday evening to indulge in all things Eclipse. If you've been into the cafe recently you will have noticed our new line of 8 exotic rocky roads we've coined Chocolat Rococo and we're ready to feature the lot. All evening we will be sampling all 8 flavors for you all to try.

But what's this Rococo I'm speaking of? If you were around this time two years ago, I created my first rocky road confection that was named Marshmallow Almond Rococo, which featured marcona almonds, cocoa nibs, and sea salt. It's been so popular that we've renamed it after our signature chocolate bar (Sea Salt Nib) and added 7 other flavors. Check 'em out:

Salty Dulce De Leche (31%)
Peppermint Almond (31%)
Toasted Coconut Toffee (38%)
Chile Burnt Caramel (38%)
Sea Salt Nib (55%)
Gingerbread Spice (55%)
Espresso Toffee (61%)
Citrus Honeycomb (72%)

Each is nearly a half pound of vanilla bean marshmallows, rich couveture chocolate, and a healthy slathering of exotic fixins'. For only $10 or 2 for $18.

Can it get any better? Yes! During our Anniversary Party, any guest will receive a free Rococo with any purchase of $50.

We're also extending our happy hour until 9pm, so all wine and beer purchases will come with a free truffle, as well! Cya then.