Jake and I were there for the wine & chocolate tasting. The wine was provided by Whole Foods (from Thornton Winery) and the organic chocolate came from Chuao Chocolatier (with stores in North County including UTC. Also available at Whole Foods) The pairings were delicious...4 chocolates and 4 wines, but it was plenty to get a good feel for both. I'm not even a chocolate person...I'll take meat and cheese over sweets anyday, but this chocolate was incredible.
(BTW, I just found out that Chuao is having a toy drive this weekend. Bring an unwrapped toy to any location Friday through Sunday and get a free Chocopod.)
More pics if you 'keep on reading'
After a brief introduction about the wine and food, we had at it. All these events at the W are free and open to the public, though they prefer and RSVP just to get a sense of how many people will attend. I've mentioned in the past that I've done wine, sake, and tequila tastings and they were barely attended. One time I was the only person there.
This event had a good amount of people and we chatted with a couple friends that Jake ran into and I wandered to take pics.
Anyway, that was our quick little 2 hour stint at the W. My belly is happy and I'll probably be back tomorrow to meet Aaron before walking over to TNT. Surf enthusiasts, drink enthusiasts, and San Diego enthusiasts should definitely check it out. I'll be sure to keep posting the W events because I've never been disappointed.
It was my first time there as well after hearing about the W for years. Glad I finally made it there. very cool mid-level pool bar and then the beach bar was pretty cool (but surprisingly empty). Plus I didn't even know there was a Karl Strauss on the other side of the block. Great event, keep posting them rosey! :)
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Chocolate and wine sounds sooooo goooood. I am going to try that Pop-Rocks/Chile infused chocolate, sounds delish.
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