Christmas Has Come Early: Posh Choc and Champers Tasting at Morton's

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And when we say champers, we mean the good stuff, and to go with it, Vosges Haut-Chocolat, no less. Yes, them of the bacon and chocolate combos, although, sadly, I can't find any of those on the following menu:

Featured Wine and Champagne:
Piper Sonoma Brut
Piper-Heidsieck Brut
Piper-Heidsieck Rose Sauvage

Paired with Vosges chocolate:
Gianduja (almonds + caramelized hazelnut paste + deep milk chocolate)
Ambrosia (macadamia nuts + Cointreau + white chocolate)
Naga (sweet Indian curry + coconut + deep milk chocolate)
Goji Berry (goji berries + pink Himalayan salt + deep milk chocolate)

So is this just an excuse to be decadent in the run-up to the holiday season? Oh noooooooo. This is a learning experience - in theory, anyway.

As the event blurb says, "After enjoying several different signature Morton's hors d'oeuvres, guests will take part in the pairing of champagne and chocolate using sensory vials. The sensory vials contain an essence (lilac, etc.) and those scents will pull the flavor out of the chocolate and champagne!"

So there... No slacking at the back!
 
The event is being held at both OC Morton's locations (October 15 in Anaheim and November 6 in Santa Ana). The cost is $45 per guest, and reservations are essential.

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