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Sunday, September 07, 2003

Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival

This weekend started off with a search for a crepe recipe. Since my computer is in the shop, I didn't have access to my recipe collection including my no-fail crepe recipe. This prompted me to try a great Austrian recipe that used seltzer water! I think I may have to add this recipe to the collection because with a little tweaking it's a keeper. And if the crepe recipe was worth keeping so was the combination of strawberry yogurt and smushed backberries and raspberries that I filled them with.

After our decadent breakfast, Lee and I went to Ghirardelli Square. One trip to a chocolate factory deserves another I suppose and while no longer an operational chocolate factory like Scharffen Berger, it does have some advantages namely the Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival. For $6 you get 5 "samples" of various types of desserts, mainly chocolate ones. For our 5 samples we had a ginger chocolate "moon" cake--which tasted like a brownie, a chocolate cup with lime mousse and fresh fruit, a chocolate dipped krispy kreme donut, a mini chocolate ice cream cone and a blackberry cabernet sorbet that while not chocolate, was out of this world.

While at Ghirardelli Square we discovered that "Frjtz" has opened an outlet of its popular crepe and fries cafe. If we hadn't had crepes for breakfast we might have been tempted! But actually it's the fries or "frjtz" that are the real draw there.

Chocolate, blackberries, crepes; if it tastes good, it's probably worth eating all over again.