I don't know about you, but I do not need a holiday to show my husband I love him. In fact, I'd rather focus my energy on planning his birthday, which happens 11 days later. However, if he would like to give me chocolate, I will definitely NOT say no to that! As a young girl I ate a whole container of chocolate, got sick off of it, and still had a chocolate wedding cake at my wedding. And I mean chocolate on the outside. Yes, a brown cake!
Anyway, in celebration of this beautiful chocolate holiday, I would like to make mention of a delicious chocolate shop at the Forum Shops in Caesars Palace Las Vegas (the flagship store being in Chicago) called Vosges Haut-Chocolate. My friend Sara introduced me to this place and I have been hooked ever since. It's the perfect spot for a break from all that shopping. Take one of their exotic lattes in one hand and a piece of chocolate in the other. If you are daring, try the "Red Fire" flavor which is made with Mexican ancho & chipotle chillies, Ceylon cinnamon, dark chocolate, and 55% cacao. It's a hint of spiciness which is absolutely delicious paired with the rich dark chocolate. Check out their truffle boxes which make perfect wedding favors! Or, if you want to get really fancy, your guests would love the "Hip Hop" truffles made with Krug® Champagne, edible gold leaf, and white chocolate truffle (33% cocoa butter) . Champagne in truffles. Now that's what I call a party!
Come to think of it, I am long overdue for a trip back to Vosges!