Inspirational Ideas for Special Events


Making Dinner Parties Special Treats

Dinner parties are an opportunity for showing off. People throw dinner parties to feel good – about themselves as hosts giving guests a great time – and also about others. Catching up, remembering past times, meeting new people, and working out if they will join your circle of friends or not – is what dinner parties are all about. 


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Desserts at Dinner Parties

Dazzle your friends at the next dinner party with a decadent chocolate dessert. It is an opportune time to entertain guests with a visual and mouth-watering experience. Indeed, a fondue party is always a big hit especially a chocolate fountain served with fresh fruit for dipping.  But there are others ways to astound your guests with an amazing dessert. Truffles are impressive for dinner parties and you can make them beforehand; place them in the fridge until you’re ready to serve. Chocolate tiramisu infused with liqueurs and creamy mascarpone is another big hit.  And then there are cheesecakes and melt chocolate pudding cakes topped with ganache that always have the wow factor.

No matter what dessert you decide on, dinner parties that include chocolate will always receive salutations for their richness and exotic taste.

Which Means

serving chocolate desserts at dinner parties will generally produce a huge wow factor.  A chocolate dessert can be very decadent plus easy to make. By using Belgian Chocolate Gems, a host can create various toppings, sauces and a combination of flavors for an infusion of flavor and amazing presentations. And with the admiration of their guests, hosts build more confidence for making more elaborate desserts.

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Singles at Dinner Parties

A dinner party for singles is the perfect opportunity to celebrate with friends and to meet new people.  And what better way to celebrate than with a dinner party themed around chocolate. For an impressive display you can go all out and serve a bit of chocolate at every course starting from the snacks then main dish to an enchanting chocolate dessert. Your guests will be delighted with the exotic, rich and sheer pleasure of the various entrée’s. And of course, you can opt for a simple but elegant chocolate singles party that is easy to put together the last minute.

No matter what type of chocolate singles party you have, you will be amazed at the positive results from your guests. In fact, offering chocolate at your singles parties will add a new exciting touch of elegance.   

Which Means

singles parties are a lot more fun when chocolate is served. It stimulates the atmosphere and enhances everyone’s mood.  Whether with chocolate decorations or with baking chocolate treats, your singles party is sure to be a success.

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Wine Accompaniments at Dinner Parties

Some believe that pairing wine with chocolate is impossible. However, if you select the right wine to compliment the right chocolate then you have pairing success! And having both wine and chocolate at a dinner party will be the highlight of the affair. Whether you choose bold tones of dark chocolate with a favorite wine or subtle flavors of a lighter chocolate, there are a few pairing tips to keep in mind.

Selecting the right wine and chocolate can be tricky. They both have distinctive flavors and can easily overshadow each other. For the most part, you should begin with a wine that is somewhat sweeter than the chocolate or chocolate dessert.  Also, if you are serving a variety of chocolates then start with the lightest chocolate first and end with the dark and bittersweet. That way your guest’s palates will not miss out on the subtle sweet sensations of the more delicate lighter chocolates.   

Which Means

it is not impossible to pair wine and chocolate at a dinner party. In fact, successful pairing will impress and captivate all your guests. For a rich and flourishing party, select the right Belgian chocolate single portions to pair with the right wine and watch your guests have an amazing time.  

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    Rum truffles Preparation Use a stand mixer and mix the butter and honey until fluffy using the flat beater Melt the dark chocolate in a double sauce pan (“au bain marie”), avoid water splashing in to the chocolate Add the chocolate to the butter and continue mixing until the mixture is fluffy Add the rum […]

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    Chocolate truffle Preparation Use a stand mixer and mix the butter and honey until fluffy using the flat beater Melt the dark chocolate in a double sauce pan (“au bain marie”), avoid water splashing in to the chocolate Add the chocolate to the butter and continue mixing until the mixture is fluffy Add the Grand […]

    strawberry popsicles

    Strawberry popsicles Preparation Mix the black pepper into the strawberry ice cream Pour the strawberry ice-cream into six ice-cream molds Put a wooden stick in the middle of the mold and freeze them Melt the chocolate in a double sauce pan (“au bain marie”) Dip the frozen lollipops into melted dark chocolate Transfer to the […]

    Mint ice cream

    Preparation Fill six ice-cream molds with mint ice-cream Put a wooden stick in each mold Let it freeze Melt the chocolate gems in a double sauce pan (“au bain marie”) Dip the frozen lollipops into melted dark chocolate Transfer to the freezer again

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