Nothing says amour like chocolate on Valentine’s Day, and the Stockton Inn’s “Chocolate Decadence” Tasting Menu has cocoa in all of its variations in every course, from white chocolate to hot and spicy chili cocoa powder.
Chef Alan Heckman hopes his five-course tasting menu will help lovers who love chocolate get primed for a steamy weekend.
“This was really a delight to conceive,” said Heckman. “There’s chocolate in every bite, and that can really set the mood for love.”
Guests may also choose to pair each course with wine. The tasting experience is $75 per person (plus tax and gratuity) or $100 per person with wine pairings.
The decadent menu will be served exclusively on Valentine’s Weekend (Friday, Feb. 12 through Sunday, Feb. 14). It will also be available, along with the Stockton Inn’s seasonal a-la-carte menu, through Sunday, Feb. 28.
5-Course “Chocolate Decadence” Tasting Menu
Roasted Parsnip Soup
White Chocolate, Vanilla, and Chocolate Dusted Crouton
Wine: Domaine Wachau Gruner Veltliner Federspiel Terrassen 2014, Austria
Torchon of Hudson Valley Foie Gras
Chocolate Brioche, Blackberry, Mache
Wine: Vicolo Pinot Grigio delle Venezie 2014, Italy
Vanilla Poached Lobster
Cippolini Onion and Port-Chocolate Sauce
Wine: Columbia Winery Chardonnay 2013, Washington
Cocoa and Chili Rubbed Roasted Loin of Lamb
Chili Glazed Carrot and Cauliflower Puree
Wine: Michael Pozzan “Annabella Special Selection” Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, California
76% Chocolate Panna Cotta
Roasted Strawberry, Pistachio and Orange Meringue
Wine: Michael David “Petite Sirah/Petite Verdot” 2013, California
The Stockton Inn is located at 1 S. Main St. in Stockton, N.J.