Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sweet Date Spot! Vegan Chocolate- who knew?

I was recently looking for a cute wine and appetizer spot to take my mom and godmother before our dinner reservation. Anne and I love Cocoa V for their yummy dark chocolates and strange (but amazing) flavour combinations (ie chocolate covered edimame) They also offer all organic, free trade and vegan chocolates.

But we had never sat in their lounge area before. We decided to try it out and absolutely loved the adorable interior, great wine list and delicious chocolate plates. The chocolate plates are def the star of the menu! Served cheeseplate style on a cutting board with knives for sharing, the plates are thoughtfully prepared in categories:
-5 piece of chocolates of either Pure, Nut, Crunchy, Fruity or Exotic Fruit selections, $13.00/plate
( You can also create your own combination of 5 chocolates.)

We had a great time and I totes recommend Cocoa V as an adorable before or after dinner drink spot.

Cocoa V
179 9th Avenue
New York, NY

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Winkin' and Drinkin'

And I thought Ms Diva! was the most sophisticated kitty in town! Hello Kitty/Sanrio just partnered with Torti, an italian wine distributor, to bring us the most adorable line of wine and champagne around!

There are four varieties including:

Hello Kitty Sparkling Brut Rosé - A deep reddish pink sparkling rose made from 100% Pinot Noir that has a frothy mousse as well as a pretty nose of rose petal and red currant scents.

Hello Kitty Sparkling "Sweet Pink" (Half Size) - This semi-sweet sparkler has floral notes with almond reminiscience

2008 Hello Kitty Angel White - a fresh, very "blanc" white wine made entirely from Pinot Noir free run juice.

2006 Hello Kitty Devil Red - Garnet red with brickish highlights, this is a classically rendered Pinot Noir that presents a seductive bouquet of wild flowers and forest aromas.

IN NYC you can purchase The Sparkling Brut Rose and Sweet Pink today at :

Elizabeth & Vine
269 Broadway@Houston

**I havent tasted them yet as the bottles were a gift from Anne and just too pretty to open! bu tI recommend the Sweet Pink-
Miss Kitty is Winkin' and Drinkin' on the label- a pose I intend to work in to my repertoire