If I’ve ever needed one of those herbal cleanses I read about in magazines, today might be the day. I spent the weekend in the Lancaster area on a Wine and Chocolate Tour with Lancaster County Tours, LLC, a culinary tour company. The weekend started with a chocolate buffet at my wonderful home base, The Artist’s Inn & Gallery, in Terre Hill. The literature for this B&B mentioned that the “horse and buggies” would be clip-clopping past the Inn, and they were right. It’s the loveliest sound. Really is. I could have stayed in my cozy bed there all day just waiting for another carriage to pass by, but since chocolate… and wine were on the agenda, I sprung to action at 8AM for Jan’s delicious breakfast, which included yummy white chocolate French toast. The day ended with a special chocolate trio dessert at a trendy restaurant in downtown Lancaster. The chocolate creme brulee was what dreams are made of. ( I know, that sentence ended in a preposition. I don’t care.) Each stop on the tour was delightful. . . talented food and wine artisans, enthusiastic store owners and creative chefs. The B& B folks ( five are involved with the tours) and the guests were friendly and fun. Really fun. I came home with a bunch of new Facebook friends.
I’m not sharing any stops on the tour because then it would ruin the excitement for your own trip. Which you really should do. Oh, and there are other culinary tours coming up in the next few months and they would make great Mother’s or Father’s Day gifts.
Next blog: my first barrel tasting. Definitely not my last barrel tasting.