Piece, Love & Chocolate was featured in several articles after our fabulous tasting event featuring our amazing pastries and chocolates and local Colorado wines and beers! Sarah has been working on these new chocolate pairings with beer expert Jeff Mendel, a co-founder of Tabernash Brewing Company and the Colorado Brewer’s Guild, and Doug Caskey, executive director of the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board.
Dessert for Dinner: Piece, Love & Chocolate – 303 Magazine by Callie Sumlin
The experience of pairing chocolate with beer should definitely be on your bucket list. While many restaurants pair port wine or Moscato with chocolate desserts, dessert and beer pairings are just beginning to gain a foothold. Both myself and my guest, who isn’t much of a beer drinker, were both skeptical of the idea. I often think of beers as being too filling to enjoy alongside a rich dessert, though the pairings Mendel devised with Amorese’s seasonal desserts were enough to change my mind.
At the event my favorite wine pairing was the Balistreri Vineyards late harvest Colorado Chardonnay 2010 with the chocolate salted caramel pumpkin pie. And for the beers it was the Left Hand Brewing Company Milk Stout with the EspressOhMy Truffle. I also had the pleasure to make some truffles, decorate a small chocolate torte, and prepare my own chocolate croissants. It was so much fun and the bakers that helped us were unbelievably patient and helpful.
Stay tuned for more special events and classes at PL&C! We hope to see you here sometime!