This past weekend Westchester Magazine hosted a Wine and Food Weekend at the Ritz Carlton in White Plains, NY . This is our third year participating in the event and each year it gets better and better. If you notice, it is billed as a Wine and Food, not a Food and Wine weekend…for good reason. The wine and spirits are flowing! This is not the wekend to start a diet. There are 25 restaurants on Saturday and a different 25 on Sunday. These are not just any old restaurants, these are the top restaurants in the county. They are the ones you have always wanted to try, but for one reason or another, you just haven’t gotten there. Well, here they are. They are offering you plates of their signature dishes, all presented beautifully, prepared right in front of you.
We have it easy. We have all our chocolate pre-made back at the shop and just need to plate it and wait for patrons to come sample. And sample they did! We estimated that we brought well over 3000 pieces of chocolate and brought not much back with us!
The most popular item on our table was the chocolate covered potato chips. Many were reluctant to try them, but most said, “These are my 2 favorite things in the whole world combined in one.” Some hesitated sampling chocolate before eating “real” food. I reminded them that potatoes are a vegetable and this was really an appetizer. That got most of them to at least try one.
Oh the deception!