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Perk Up Dessert with this Chocolate Espresso Shortbread + Affogato Recipe

30 Dec



Find out how to make this amazing dish inside. Photo courtesy of Robin Selden.

We are fans of infusing things into our dessert, especially when caffeine and liquor is involved. For this month’s recipe from Marcia Selden Catering, we’re excited to share a dessert that will warm you up and get you going: Chocolate Espresso Shortbread with Affogato. What other recipe do you know that uses some Sambuca and 12 shots of espresso? Hell yes! Check out the recipe here: Continue reading

Chocolate, Wine & Food Lovers Evening 2015 Sweet Deets + Ticket Giveaway

19 Jan

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and, you know what that means: yup, time for the annual Chocolate, Wine, & Food Lovers Evening! This year it’s going down on 2/5 from 6-9 at The Marriott Hotel & Spa in Stamford. This event has been held as a way to not only help people find the best drinks, food, and desserts in Fairfield County, but to also give attendees a chance to pick up some great gifts at the Valentine Boutique or via silent auctions. But, the real heart of the event is the cause: 100% of the proceeds go directly to Shelter for the Homeless, a Stamford-based organizaton that serves Lower Fairfield County by “[P]roviding temporary housing to homeless men, striving to obtain permanent supportive housing and services for men and women tailored  to meet their relevant needs, and empowering people to help themselves achieve their greatest level of self-sufficiency.”

Last year was so much fun, we talked with so many great people, ate so much great food and tried out so many new restaurants, drinks, chocolates, and cupcakes that it was well worth it. Tickets are just $60 and can be bought here, by calling (203) 406-0017, or online/at the door for $70 after 2/4.  

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Win Tickets to Chocolate, Dessert, and Wine Lover’s Evening in Stamford, 2/6

24 Jan

Chocolate Dessert and Wine Lovers Evening Stamford 2014

UPDATE:  Thank you all for your stories and entries!  We randomly selected 5 winners using Random.org.  The winners are Roberta Anderson, Chris Warren, Matthew, Marla Kerwin, and Nancy N.    

Yesterday we told you about the massively chocolicious Chocolate, Dessert, & Wine Lover’s Evening that’s going down on February 6 from 6-9 at the Stamford Marriott.  Over 70 vendors, restaurants, vineyards, sweets shops, chocolatiers, coffee shops, cheese mongers, distilleries, and cupcakeries will be there for your sampling pleasure!  Plus, you also might just win one of many door prizes.  Yeah, it’s going to be quite the decadent night…and we want to help to get you there!

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Sweet News: Chocolate, Dessert, + Wine Lover’s Night to Benefit Shelter for the Homeless

23 Jan

Chocolate Dessert and Wine Lovers Evening Stamford 2014

You know it’s just about Valentine’s Day when you start to hear about the annual Chocolate, Dessert, & Wine Lover’s Evening that benefits the Shelter for the Homeless in Stamford.

Woah woah woah…you just said three of my favorite words.  All three of those together in one massively awesome event? Wait, tell me more!  

Okay, sure:

First up, it all goes down on 2/6/14 from 6-9 pm at the Stamford Marriott and tickets are $50 in advance (purchase them here) or $60 after February 3.  Good news, too:  100% of the tickets sold go directly to the Shelter for the Homeless.  This annual event is always a major fundraiser and with the crazy temperatures we’ve been experiencing lately, those without a home need the help even more.

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Ben & Jerry’s Celebrates Birthday with Free Cone Day (CT + NY Listings Included)

25 Mar


Dan has fond memories of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.  When he was a kid, his parents took the family to the factory in Vermont where they tasted Cherry Garcia and Cookie Dough then had some sundaes at the attached shop.  Even though it looked amazing, Dan skipped The Vermonster:  20 scoops of ice cream, hot fudge, banana, cookies, brownies, and lots of toppings.  But, taking down a regular sized sundae wasn’t difficult at all.

That was years ago (won’t mention how many, though) and now Ben & Jerry’s has become a worldwide phenomena.  And, it’s pretty clear why when you can’t help yourself when it comes to flavors like Liz Lemon, Cannoli, Americone Dream, Chubby Hubby, Coffee Heath Bar Crunch and our favorite of all time…Chunky Monkey.  Just as a reminder and to thank everybody on their birthday this year, Ben & Jerry’s is offering up a free cone at their stores all across the country and world.  Last year, alone, they gave away over 1,000,000 cones!

So, you’ll want to keep April 9, 2013 open!  What?  You already have plans?  Cancel them!  Here are some of the flavors you can expect in the scoop shops:

Americone Dream, Bonnaroo Buzz, Butter Pecan, Candy Bar Pie, Cherry Garcia, Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Chocolate Nougat Crunch, Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl, Chocolate Therapy, Chunky Monkey, Coconut Seven Layer Bar, Coffee, Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz Buzz!, Late Night Snack, Milk & Cookies, and Mint Chocolate Chunk.

And here are the nearby scoop shops in the NY/CT area:

Connecticut Ben & Jerry’s Participating

Ben & Jerry’s Branford (Tips and donations will go directly to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Connecticut)
978 Main Street,
Branford, CT 06405

Ben & Jerry’s Canton
110 Albany Turnpike, Suite 703, Shoppes at Farmington Valley
Canton, CT 06019

Ben & Jerry’s West Hartford
5 1/2 South Main,
West Hartford, CT 06107

Ben & Jerry’s Mohegan Sun
Mohegan Sun Casino Complex, Unit C130, Mohegan Sun Blvd.
Uncasville, CT 06382

Ben & Jerry’s Foxwoods Casino
39 Norwich-Westerly Road,
Mashantucket, CT 06338

New York Ben & Jerry’s Participating 

Ben & Jerry’s Westchester Mall
125 Westchester Ave.,
White Plains, NY 10601

Ben & Jerry’s Huntington Village
298 Main Street,
Huntington Village, NY 11743

Ben & Jerry’s Mount Kisco
639 E. Main Street,
Mt. Kisco, NY 10549

Ben & Jerry’s 104th and Broadway

2722 Broadway,
New York, NY 10025

Ben & Jerry’s Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Plaza, Concourse Level
New York, NY 10020

Macys Herald Square
151 West 34th Street, Macys – 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001

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