Post # 1
So I’m hosting a Velata party in a month…http://velata.net/
It’s essentially a chocolate fondue party. So I’ve got my wines picked out, Moscato, Roscato and Reisling. I want to serve some non-chocolate finger food so people have something else to nibble on besides chocolate. I know for me that I can definitely get chocolate overload.
Does anyone have any idea of appetizers/snacks to serve that would compliment chocolate?
Post # 3
Pound cake with fresh fruit, a cheese tray and a charcuterie tray would be my pick, with maybe one more appetizer. You want to keep the choices limited so the chocolate stays as the focus point.
Post # 4
@fishbone: Sounds great. Thanks so much
Post # 5
Fruits for one; they’ll help keep people from getting that chocolate overload that can happen. I suggest strawberries, melon, kiwi. Also, have some salty snacks handy like fancy pretzals, cheesy sticks, and salted nuts. The idea is to (a) contrast as much as possible with the chocolate, and (b) make people drink something so they don’t get too dehydrated. Be sure to have beverages other than wine available — I find that a punch bowl with a few citrus wedges floated in it makes a nice “break” for my palate.
I agree with @fishbone: about the cheese, but I do think that having more than one “munchie” will help rather than hinder your guests. Think of the tidbits as palate cleansers.
Post # 6
def cheese, fruits, crackers and pretzels.
Post # 7
Mmmm Moscato & chocolate – can I come?
I agree with the fruit & cheese suggestions