Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival

Come join us at Northstar Village on Sunday September 7, 2016, to try our entry in the Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival’s food and wine pairing competition. We’re bringing a surprise this year, one most will not expect. Last year, for the pairing competition, we made a custom chocolate to pair with Powell Mountain’s Pinnacle wine. The pairing was amazing, but we missed out on any awards. Most of the attendees came to try our pairing for a dessert, after the voting had officially closed. This year, we’re bringing a new strategy to overcome this miscalculation.

Since we are in the early planning stages of opening a second food based business, this one featuring smoked meats. We decided to create a smoked meat slider as our entry for the competition. After trying several slider variations with Albatross Ridge’s 2012 Pinot Noir ‘CuvĂ©e Vivienne’, including:

Beef Chuck Short Rib Sliders – Thinly sliced, smoked beef chuck ribs, onion peach jam and a gorgonzola sauce, served on a sour baguette.

Pulled Pork Sliders – Smoked pulled pork, a vinegar/spice finishing sauce and a fresh pear/apple slaw, served n a sweet roll.

Maple Bourbon Pork Belly Banh Mi – Smoked pork belly, sliced cucumber, sliced jalapeno, pickled daikon, a sprig of cilantro and a housemade garlic aioli, served on a sweet baguette.

We decided on our Maple Bourbon Pork Belly Banh Mi as our food pairing entry. This pairing, brings a unique experience of flavors and sensations to the palate.

If you’re in the North Lake Tahoe neighborhood, swing by for your chance to give our pairing a try.

Wish us luck!!!

About Chris

We are a small start up company created in 2010. All of our chocolates begin with the finest, 100% organic, fair-trade and sustainable ingredients available. We source the majority of our fruits and nuts from local farms, insuring the freshest product possible. We seek to provide the ultimate chocolate experience for our customers.
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