Free antioxidants

17 Feb

 Since things were so crazy with my allergies last week, I completely forgot to post about the wine and chocolate pairing at Petit Philippe courtesy of Yelp that I attended. Petit Philippe is a “small, locally owned and operated wine and chocolate retail store with tasting room”

I’ve driven by this place a few times but wasn’t sure what it was about. When I heard they had both chocolate and wine, I got excited super quick because I love both items and the two together would be my idea of heaven.

On the wine menu:

*Trevisiol Prosecco Extra Dry

*Kermit Lynch Sunflower Cuvee Cotes de Rhone

*Esca Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

*Venge Silenciuex  Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

We gathered around and started off with the white wines. They told us about the company that makes it and what sets it apart from other vineyards. I was listening and sipping, well more sipping but I was waiting for the chocolate to come out and play.

Hold on, is that what I think it is?

CHOCOLATE!! It finally made an appearance!

There were four different kinds of chocolates offered-I wish I would remember what chocolates these were but give me some wine and no way to notate what it is and yeah, I don’t remember much. I remember a mojito one (sounds disgusting, surprisingly good though) and a salted caramel chocolate (my favorite). All the chocolates were fantastic, rich and made by a chocolatier in house….I think, I didn’t get that part but I did see someone’s card with the title of chocolatier. How did I miss out on choosing that career path? Once again, my advisor in college did me wrong.  My favorite wine of the night:

You can tell I like it by how I’m throwing it back like it’s a beer!

Sophisticated I am not. I can’t tell you if a wine is full-bodied, has certain aromatic characters, etc. I can tell you if I like it or not and that’s alright with me. Now if I could only put my damn pinky down when I drink….

Second runner-up

Definitely more of a red girl.

  All in all, it was a fun evening but I am not sure I would stop by Petit Philippe on my own.  They didn’t have a menu of different pairings for chocolate and wines, didn’t have sheets of paper and pens to write down what you liked and didn’t offer a lot of seating. They did offer a huge stock of wines to buy so it would be a great place to stop by to pick up something for a special occasion but that’s about it. I just don’t know when I would go there and what for if I don’t know what type of pairings they have.

Also, when I went to their Facebook page on the info section, the owners say “btw, we’re married”  Really? You’re business owners, act professional and stop talking about your marital status. If it were a personal page it would be different but on a business page?  That kinda turned me off.

I am definitely appreciative that I got to stop by there for a fun, free evening courtesy of Yelp and Petit Philippe but don’t see it as my new go to place for wine.

PS-Love Chick Fil A? I do! But definitely not as much as Christina from Hungry Meets Healthy. Homegirl slice should be the Chick Fil A ambassador wearing a cow print tiara and sash at all times since she is always pimping Chick Fil A out. You all should show her your love of Chick Fil A!

33 Responses to “Free antioxidants”

  1. vixter2010 February 17, 2011 at 8:02 am #

    You seem to have some great places near you for food and drink. The choccies look good!

  2. Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons February 17, 2011 at 8:53 am #

    you really did throw what back like a beer didn’t ya? haha! LOVE that scarf! The color looks fab on you =)

    • simplyshaka February 22, 2011 at 10:08 pm #

      Thanks girl and when I like I drink, I throw back–holla!

  3. Monique February 17, 2011 at 9:07 am #

    wine gooood. chocolate good. night very good.
    Now that im elite im just waiting for my invite to these awesome places! you look adorable in that blue scarf! dibs. (on the scarf, not you- although…. )

  4. dianacheung February 17, 2011 at 9:15 am #

    am I bitchy to say that that place looks like dbag city? I hate pretentious places like that..okay I’m judging..maybe cuz i’m sick.

  5. christina February 17, 2011 at 9:37 am #

    hahahah thanks for the shout out! hilarious. i do pimp it out. and i need a damn crown, gosh!

    so your wine place looks pretty fun. i would have been super excited about the chocolate too. in that pic with the jocelyn lonen bottle, i swear i thought the lady in the background was angelina jolie.

  6. Carly February 17, 2011 at 10:03 am #

    The wine pairings looks like so much fun! I would love to try that.

  7. According to Gus February 17, 2011 at 10:38 am #

    I love Yelp events…free food and drinks? Yes, please. 🙂

    • simplyshaka February 22, 2011 at 10:10 pm #

      You know it–whats NOT to love?? 🙂

  8. Ashleigh February 17, 2011 at 11:19 am #

    I love wine tastings, so much fun! I have never been to wine pairing though..I have been to a beer one!

  9. suki @ [Super Duper Fantastic] February 17, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

    🙂 Haven’t been to a Yelp event in a little while. Yours look small and intimate. Wish they were not as big sometimes.

    Yeah the btw we’re married line is a little off putting.

    • simplyshaka February 22, 2011 at 10:07 pm #

      This was definitely a smaller one than the normal ones which was kinda nice but at the same time weird since there wasn’t a lot of room to roam.

  10. OliePants February 17, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    Jealous that you get to have free wine and chocolate! Love your scarf!!

  11. Elin @andserenitytoo February 17, 2011 at 5:22 pm #

    Oh wow, wine and chocolate, looks like a dream night…
    Funny with the pinky in the air, my sister does that exact same thing and I think it’s so cute. I think it’s something she started doing when she was little because she thought that’s what ladies did – which they totally do! 😉

    • simplyshaka February 22, 2011 at 10:12 pm #

      Awesome, I don’t get called a lady too often so thanks 🙂

  12. This Italian Family February 17, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

    Love your scarf and earrings! 🙂

    I am so excited to see all of Christina’s Chick-fil-a submissions… I think it’ll be hilarious!

    • simplyshaka February 22, 2011 at 10:12 pm #

      Me too, I’m expecting some crazy pics!

  13. 40daykedge February 17, 2011 at 6:06 pm #

    I don’t drink alcohol at all, but I appreciate the honesty of your review. I don’t know much about Yelp, but I can get why they would want to send you places and get your reviews. Pure, honest, candid and funny!

    • simplyshaka February 22, 2011 at 10:13 pm #

      Thanks, I appreciate it. It’s nice to try new places….especially when it’s free but I refuse to write a fake review just for that fact alone.

  14. Amanda February 17, 2011 at 6:19 pm #

    I love wine. I am not classy about it at all but I am definitely a fan.

    • simplyshaka February 22, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

      Same here, I refuse to spend more than $10 on a bottle b/c I’m cheap like that.

  15. lookingupwhileslimmingdown February 17, 2011 at 7:42 pm #

    Do you drink beer, sake and do shots with your pinky up? i know you drink margaritas with one whole hand free so you can slap people. 🙂

    Funny you should mention pimping out Chick Fil-A. The DJ on my morning radio show was saying the other day how is his wife always loads up on their ketchup b/c they have these neat packets that you can open at the bottom and dip in or open at the top and squeeze out…anyway, their PR firm heard him talking about it on the radio and sent him a box of like a 1000 things of ketchup today. So maybe Christina pimping them out will pay off!

    • simplyshaka February 22, 2011 at 10:15 pm #

      Thats awesome—I grabbed a bunch of those ketchups when I went last week, I love them!!

      Low blow on the margarita remark. And I spit margaritas at you and slap when I have a beer or have consumed beers.

  16. Natalie @ Will jog for food February 17, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

    I have never been to a wine & chocolate tasting! Must.. Do … Now

    • simplyshaka February 22, 2011 at 10:15 pm #

      You have too–it’s too fabulous to pass up!

  17. TheSceneFromMe February 17, 2011 at 9:33 pm #

    I love Chick Fil A and only wish there were one closer to my house (25 min. away)! But then again, they’d know me by name if there was one nearby 🙂

    • simplyshaka February 22, 2011 at 10:16 pm #

      It’s so dangerous down here, I feel like there is one every other mile!

  18. thefitacademic February 17, 2011 at 10:33 pm #

    You had me at WINE!

  19. Valerie Furnas February 18, 2011 at 12:00 am #

    Wine and chocolate sounds like a fun girls night. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

    You have a new reader as well.

    • Valerie Furnas February 18, 2011 at 12:02 am #

      I’m an idiot…had up multiple windows and comments trying to be all fast and sassy. I know you have know idea who I am…my blog is cute though…fyi.

      Cute posting and amazing scarf..and you do have a new reader even though I happen upon here some how.


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