Tonight and Tomorrow, Free Chocolate and Beverage Pairings at Schoggi
For the next two evenings, Swiss chocolatier Schoggi is offering complimentary chocolate and local beverage pairings at its shop near the Westfield Centre (87 Yerba Buena Lane at Mission). Later today, it's spicy chocolate-covered ginger slices with blood orange tea from Berkeley-based Far Leaves Tea. Tomorrow, apricot truffles with Wattle Creek's 2007 Alexander Valley Viognier. The pairings go down between 5 and 7 p.m. Think of it as necessary fortification either before or after you face the teeming hordes at Bloomies.