Tea Time makes a serious effort to attend every event we're invited to, but Socola's Grand Opening party for their brick and mortar shop (–– was definitely a don't-miss event. Except Angela unfortunately had to miss it, because she was scheduled to work at the Day Job, so I had to go alone. It was a gray, rainy day, but that didn't keep the chocolate industry crowd away. I wasn't really alone, as there were many familiar faces from other chocolate events (Chocolate Salon, Fog City News Chocolate Meetup, Parties, the Fancy Food Show, to name a few).
|Serious Food In Close-Up|
Fruit, Several Cheeses and Jalapeno Salame, with an assortment of bread and crackers
|Burnt Caramel with Sea Salt Truffles|
|Fresh Mint Chocolate Truffles|
And a selection of specialty pastries from the private label Patisserie Philippe was not to be missed/
|Cookies and Macarons|
There were wine pairings for all the truffles, but there were too many guests crowded around the display to photograph them all.
If you're downtown and want to take a chocolate break, head over to the new Socola store on Folsom street. You might get to meet a flying Alpaca and you'll for sure get some great chocolate confections and treats.