For the most part, my world revolves around three things- what I cook/eat, what I wear, and the man I love (aka Mr. Runway Chef). As many of you know, my thing has always been finding the fashionable side of every aspect of life, which is why you will often find me combining food and fashion here on the blog (hello Dress & Dine posts). But when I get the opportunity to combine food, fashion AND my love? Well, that is what I call a perfect pair!
One of the ways I enjoy this perfect pairing is with a picnic. This past weekend, it finally warmed up enough to have our first picnic of the season. I threw on my new daisy dress and my husband and I head down to our favorite neighborhood spot- the water's edge of Red Hook, where the view is of the Statue of Liberty and the scene is one a little less quiet than the usual hustle and bustle of the city. We packed up some of our favorite treats to nosh on (prosciutto, smoked mozzarella, olives, chocolate, and prosciutto bread from the local Italian bakery made the cut). Of course, the most important part, to me, was the chocolate. Chocolate is my escape from life and I always make it a point to have at least one small piece a day. After all, a day without chocolate is day I never want to experience! So, of course you can imagine, when it comes to our picnics, there is always chocolate involved (and sometimes only chocolate). Ghirardelli Intense Dark Chocolate pairs perfectly with our mix of usual picnic foods and I for one can't get enough of the indulgent, smooth flavor, so I made sure to grab some for our Sunday picnic. I couldn't have asked for a more relaxing, wonderful gathering of all my favorite things!
If you'd like some more ideas on how to enjoy your Ghirardelli chocolate, head on over to their website for recipes, party ideas, and even a list of the perfect pairings (FYI, this is very handy for picnic planning). But before you head to their site, I'd love to know how you enjoy pairing your chocolate. Is it a midday escape from work, or a treat before bed? Do you enjoy it with wine or coffee, or is their a special person or event that you love to have chocolate with? Since I'm sure you are just as obsessed with chocolate as I am, Ghirardelli and I would love it, if you would upload a picture of your perfect chocolate pairing to Instagram using the hashtag #IntenseDark. And don't worry if you don't have Instagram, you can simply uploaded a picture to the Ghirardelli Intense Dark Chocolate Photo Landing Page.