The holiday gifts packs are ready and I am very excited. For just $50, you get a bottle of Je Suis Petite Sirah with a box of varietal chocolates from one of my very favorite San Francisco chocolatiers, Recchiuti Confections. It’s edible perfection. The chocolate alone retails for $11, so this is a great deal on an elegant and exceptionally delicious set. Perfect for wine-lovers, chocolate-lovers, corporate clients, anyone you think deserves a spectacular gift this year (including yourself).
FYI, I served Recchiuti truffles at my wedding in place of a cake, if that’s any indication of how awesome they are. The box in the gift set includes chocolates made with beans from Madagascar, Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador all blended into Michael Recchiuti’s famously swoon-inducing ganache. Cacao is just like grapes and coffee in that the place of origin endows the chocolate with unique flavor characteristics. Take the time to taste them thoughtfully and note the differences. I usually like myself a good Madagscar for it’s caramely, burnt-raisiny smoothness.
So go buy yourself a few gift sets. Here’s my teaser in case you don’t feel like clicking through just yet: What’s better than a bottle of world-class wine? A bottle of world-class wine with a box of world-class chocolates! Presenting the holiday gift set to end all holiday gift sets: Je Suis Petite Sirah and a box of exceptional varietal chocolates from Recchiuti Confections, all wrapped up in one elegant package. It’s edible perfection. Send a set to everyone on your gift list, and don’t forget to order one for yourself, too. You deserve it. Now you should click through anyway.
photo courtesy recchiuti.com