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Scotch & Chocolate 40th Birthday – Chocolate/Food

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A tray of food on a table, with Chocolate and Birthday

So here’s the second of two posts on my husband’s Scotch and Chocolate themed 40th birthday. The first one was about the single malt scotch so, naturally, this one is all about the chocolate and food (as I mentioned before, we used the Vintage Car Collection that Janelle created for our decor and Catherine of Goodness Bakeshop did the catering).

Since we went all out with the scotch, we wanted to make the chocolates equally as special. I selected handmade truffles and handmade chocolates from a local chocolatier. I also had chocolate covered pretzels, some amazing chocolate peanut butter fudge and Catherine’s chocolate chip cookies. With the handmade truffles and chocolate, I was careful to choose flavors of chocolate that I thought would bring out flavors in the single malt scotch.

Here’s a reminder of what the overall table looked like:

A display in a store

These were the handmade truffles. They were all sorts of awesome.

A close up of a cake

These were called “deco” truffles. Each flavor had its own beautiful pattern.

A tray of food on a table, with Chocolate and Cake

These were the handmade chocolates (by the way, doesn’t Janelle’s placemat look awesome?).

A tray of food on a table, with Chocolate and Birthday

A cake sitting on top of a wooden table

Here’s the birthday cake – Catherine’s famous (at least with our family and friends) orange basil flavor.

Chocolate and Birthday

Since it was Mike’s 40th, we wanted to make things a little special for our family and friends. We had Goodness Bakeshop develop a “bite-size” menu that we could serve throughout the night. With both hot and cold selections, it included:

Hot Wing with Blue Cheese Pizza Bites
Mini Crab Cake with Pea Puree
Mushroom, Carmelized Onion and Brie Bread Pudding Mini Muffins
Cucumber Cups with Dill Cream Cheese
Tomato and Basil, Caprese Style Kebab
Open Face Samosa with Mango Yogurt
Avocado and Mango Salad Rolls (Directly Below)

A close up of sushi

And these were the bite sized open face samosas with mango yogurt. If I had to choose, these were my favorites. Although everything Catherine made truly was delicious.

A person holding a donut in front of a box

Happy Birthday to my awesome husband!

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