Saturday, December 18, 2010

Latin Tamale Dinner

It's been a long time since my last post... in fact, its been a long time since I've posted anything other than upcoming dinners. Once upon a time when I first opened the cafe, I clocked in at 9am six days a week and staffed my own cafe and made all my own chocolate until I was relieved each evening by 6pm by my only barista. Oh... those were the days:) Plenty of time for blogging those days.

Ignorance is bliss, no? Don't get me wrong, I'm still very happy and very proud of my career, but with 11 employees and counting now there is so much chocolate flying around here these days that my life seems more comical than ever (or dramatic if you know me well!). With Xmas only a few days away, things around here are busier than ever!

If you were disappointed about not seeing a dinner in December, well those are the times. Xmas is all consuming! But don't fret, my cocoa-crazed friends... January and a brand new year is just around the corner! Take a look at our first special event of the new year:

Join us on January 15th, with seatings at 2, 4, 6, and 8pm for a full-service chocolate-infused dinner featuring the best of Latin America! For just $30 a person, guests will enjoy three courses of chocolatey-goodness including:

Shrimp Quesadilla with Serano Sea-salt Guacamole (optional appetiser)
Black Been Soup with Caramelized Shallot, White Chocolate Crema, & Poached Egg
Choice of Two Pollo Asado or Green Chile-Cotija Tamales (or one of each!)
served with House-made Dark Chocolate Mole & Herbed Rice
Milk Chocolate Empanada with Vanilla Bean Gelato, Chile Hazelnut, & Smoked Sea Salt

This will be the second time we've featured a house-made mole. If you're not familiar, it is undeniably the most famous application of chocolate in savory food. And mine is not to miss! Traditionally, mole is made from roasting a variety of chiles with various herbs, seeds, spices, and even toasted corn and peanut... all with cacao of course. But we can never leave "good enough" alone here at Eclipse, so other surprises are in the works. This one is not to miss!

Heads up on this one, cocoa-kids, our Latin Dinner sold out faster than any other last year and we expect the same response this time. Make your reservation by calling the cafe at 619.578.2984!