Chocolate & Wine Weekend in Salado 2017

Salado invites you to its annual “Chocolate & Wine Weekend.” For those who believe the four basic food groups consist of white chocolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate and truffles… the “Chocolate & Wine Weekend” is the event not to be missed. The event will take place throughout the Village of Salado. It’s seven great events in one fun-filled weekend!

The three-day chocolate weekend promises to satisfy all the senses with chocolate, wine tastings, music, a gourmet chocolate lunch, chocolate trail throughout the village and Saturday night “Chocolate & Music.”

Friday evening, September 22nd “Evening of Chocolate & Wine” from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Salado Winery Company. Premier Salado wines will be paired with decadent chocolates. 21 & over. Reservations must be made in advance, as this event sells out. Seating is limited to 50 people. This is a ticketed event for $44.95 per person and tickets can be purchased through EventBrite.com or at the door if they haven’t sold out online.

Saturday, September 23rd – 3 Course Lunch at Alexander’s Distillery from noon – 3:00PM. Smoked Chicken Stuffed Jalapenos with Oaxaca Mole Sauce. Ancho Cocoa Rubbed Brisket with Dark Chocolate BBQ Sauce served with Refried Beans, Cilantro Rice and Grilled Flour Tortillas. Chambord Chocolate Mousse Martini with Fresh Berries. Tickets are $25.00 and must be purchased online.

The event continues Saturday, when you take part in our “Chocolate & Wine Trail” from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM throughout the Village of Salado. Use your Passport and follow the signs to guide you and ride the trolley to follow around this “trail of sweet chocolate dreams” featuring multiple stops around the Village. Some stops feature wine and other stops featuer a fun chocolate experience. When you arrive in Salado, your first stop will be the Visitor Center to check in and receive your “Chocolate & Wine Trail Passport” and complimentary wine glass. It is very important that you pick up your Passport, wine glass, and wine tickets before the event starts. Your Passport is your entry into each of the locations. 21 & over. Tickets are $29.95 per person and must be purchased in advance at EventBrite.com. Dress Code: Dress comfortable. Our downtown area is a mile long so you will probably want to wear comfortable shoes if you plan on walking to each location. There is plenty of parking along the downtown area for those who are driving instead of walking.

Enjoy “Death By Chocolate Contest” presented by the Friends of the Salado Public Library. This will be held at the Salado Public Library, Saturday from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Enter your favorite chocolate recipe and you might win! Entries available at the library. For more information please call 254-947-9191.

End your day dining at The Range at the Barton House for a special “Chocolate and Music” dinner featuring wine from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Guests should arrive and be seated by 7pm for a prompt start at 7pm. The four-course menu is sure to please every palate beginning with the first course of cauliflower puree, chocolate nibs and white chocolate crema. The second course features frissee, cocoa smoked beef tenderloin, manchego and butter toasted hazelnut vinaigrette. The third course consists of grilled quail mole, roasted garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. The final course of sweet endings includes options of cinnamon chocolate espresso cheesecake and tart cherry sauce. This is a ticketed event, limited to 32 guests at $59.00 per guest. Tickets must be purchased in advance at EventBrite.com.

On Sunday, September 24th, before you make your way home after this unique event, make plans to enjoy a fabulous Brunch at Alexander’s Distillery. 10:30am – 2pm. Charcuterie Platter. Peking Duck Carpaccio with Cocoa Nibs. Ancho Cocoa Rubbed Barbecue Brisket Hash with Eggs. Chambord Chocolate Mousse. $25 per guest. Purchase tickets online.

For information or assistance on where to stay or planning your weekend, contact the Chamber and Tourism Bureau at 254-947-5040 or email chamber@salado.com.  Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/salado-chocolate-wine-weekend-2017-tickets-37242270634

 

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