Chocolate, wine featured in museum event

Published 9:14 pm Thursday, February 23, 2012

ST. JOSEPH – Chocolate isn’t just for dessert anymore.

The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center in the Priscilla U. Byrns Center at 601 Main St. in St. Joseph will host the “Wine and Chocolate Experience”  on Saturday.

At this culinary event, guests visit several stations where they can sample savory chocolate delights, such as cocoa powder-rubbed baby back ribs, chicken with mole sauce and chocolate ancho beef tenderloin.

Many options for dessert include truffle mousse table and a chocolate fountain.

Each offering will be paired with a red, white or sparkling wine from around the world.  Also featured will be a fine wine and chocolate auction.

Attendees may view The Heritage’s exhibit, “Ice Age Imperials,” featuring large dioramas of the Great Lakes Ice Age and real fossils thousands of years old, open through Sept. 1.

Tickets are $40 per person and are available in advance by calling (269) 983-1191.

This is the second in a new series of “Heritage Events” designed not only to educate and entertain but also to delight all of the senses.

On April 19, look to celebrate southwest Michigan wineries with a four-course dinner and be the first to try newly released offerings.