Oh Sheila! Chocolates: Bacon Bark and Bacon Truffles
Dark and delectable; velvety, rich, smooth and creamy. Its powerful, yet tender sweetness lingers long after it slowly melts away.
Chocolate. The word itself conjures dizzying thoughts of delight and decadence. It's easy to lose yourself in its luxury, and paired with some lush and robust wines, the result can be euphoric, a playground for the senses.
When my trusted friend and brilliant colleague, Jennifer Johnson, Marketing Director at Chaumette Winery, approached me with the idea of gathering the finest local chocolate producers for a chocolate and wine event, I was eager to help. Jennifer's wealth of wine knowledge, as well as, strong marketing and PR experience has made planning for this event seamless, and every bit more worthy.
Stanley and I are proud to live and own a business in St. Louis. We are equally passionate about supporting local businesses and our community. Some of the finest chocolate producers and wines are right here in our region and we believe we should foster, support and celebrate what we are all about.
We are also passionate about the people of our community, and felt it was important that we include a philanthropic component to our efforts. For us, education is the key to economic freedom, so in this inaugural year of The Art of Chocolate and Wine, we chose to honor College Bound. With a portion of the proceeds going to support, low-income College Bound students, we can celebrate all that our community has to offer.
On Sunday, January 22, we hope you will join us for The Art of Chocolate and Wine: Inspire Your Desires! Celebrate and taste the finest local, artisan, hand-crafted chocolates we have to offer and sip on wines that will ignite your senses.
After all, isn't everyone looking for a little inspiration these days?
Special thanks to our fabulous chocolatiers and wine sponsors:
Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier
Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company
Little Dipper Chocolate
Oh Sheila! Chocolates
The Chocolate Affair
A. Bommarito Wines
Arlene Maminta Browne