Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Too Much Chocolate?

Is it possible? Can I really have too much chocolate? Oh yes.

Last night I went to a Girls Night Out to the Chocolate Madness fundraiser that NARAL Massachusetts does each year at The Cyclorama in the South End. Some of the best restaurants and bakeries in the Boston area make chocolate confections for an amazing all-you-can-consume extravaganza. There were so many delicious goodies that I can't even begin to think about what was a favorite. They do have a program and I was thinking "Maybe I should make little notes so I remember what I thought about each thing." Ha! And waste a hand that could carrying a plate of chocolate? I don't think so. I have to say some of the highlights was a very charming Gordon Hamersley and his Chocolate Mousse Torte, the Smores from Grill 23 and Bar and the homemade peanut butter cups, oreos and their own version of the Hostess cupcake from Flour Bakery.

For my sister, I had to get the obligatory cupcake photo although I have to admit that a cupcake was harmed during the taking of this picture. As I snapped a photo of the wonderful cupcakes from Lulu's Bake Shoppe, my plate flipped over and it was "Pastries down!". A very sweet older gentleman (I think a friend of the women at Lulu's) provided me with napkins and as I finished wiping frosting off the floor (sniff) I got up to see that he had gotten me a new plate and started collecting the items that I had dropped. How charming!

I do have a bit of a sugar hangover today and the idea of anything sweet is a bit too much. I even skipped my daily iced coffee! But it was so worth it.

Oh, I had to come back and edit this to add that while walking to the T to go home I managed to fall in the most splendid form. I tripped and just when I thought I was okay a muscle in my calf went "Oh hell no!" and twitched and I was flat on my face. Meg was very nice and blamed the uneven brick sidewalks of the South End but we knew the truth... I was drunk on chocolate. I'm okay, an ouchie here or there,I'll survive....maybe a truffle will help.....

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