From dark to white chocolate (and everything in between), there’s plenty of ways to celebrate National Chocolate Day. Here are five places that are offering special desserts and deals on Oct. 28. By Carly Petrone.
Celebrate National Chocolate day at Voila Chocolat on the Upper West Side. Not only can you create your very own truffle at their chocolate bar, but you’ll be supporting sustainably-sourced and fair trade chocolate. Sip on a glass of prosecco while making your own pumpkin-spice truffle, get in the holiday spirit by creating 3-D jack-o-lanterns, or sign up to attend chocolate immersion classes. Master Chocolatier Chirstophe Toury also has plenty of goodies available for sale (like speculoos filled truffles) that can be gift wrapped in minutes. Plus, you can warm up with a cup of their signature hot chocolates that range from Matcha Green Tea White Chocolate to the spicy Daredevil flavor. Kids can even get in on the action by entering the Kids’ Chocolate Plaque Contest. Adults can gear up for National Chocolate Day by signing up for It’s A Great Pumpkin: Chocolate Brown, the event where customers can make and decorate a 3-D chocolate pumpkin or skull while sipping on beer, wine or prosecco. How sweet is that?
Tavern on the Green
As if Tavern on the Green wasn’t iconic enough, Pastry Chef Ryan Witcher has heightened their already stellar dessert menu by adding his Milk Chocolate Guinness Cheesecake Mille Feuille ($12). Yep, it’s as good as it sounds. Bite into layers of milk chocolate and Guinness-infused New York style cheesecake that’s between sheets of hazelnut mille feuille. This boozy dessert is the perfect way to celebrate National Chocolate Day!
Relive your childhood days with Tasca Chino’s dessert version of Ants on a Log. Executive Chef Alex Urena is whipping up one seriously decadent treat that’s great for both kids and the kid in you. His version of Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake is taken to another level by adding refreshing celery ice cream in between the layers of sliced cake. This deserves an A+ in our book!
When you think of National Chocolate Day, you probably don’t think of tempura. However, KOA’s is offering a Brownie Tempura ($12) that you’ll be dreaming about the rest of the week. This dish includes layers of deep-fried brownies that are topped with vanilla ice cream for the ultimate chocolate experience. One bite of this delicious dessert and your chocolate cravings will certainly be satisfied. Warning: you may want to buy a deep fryer after eating this amazing brownie a la mode.
Celebrate National Chocolate Day with Belgium’s most trusted chocolatier, Naeuhaus. This luxury chocolate brand welcomes you on Oct. 28 for a day filled with deals. Customers will receive a special gift with purchase: a mini ballotin with two pralines included. Pick up a box of luxury or traditional gift boxes for the upcoming holidays or try the Haute Patisserie collection, which features nine different types of unique pralines that have all been created by internationally renowned pastry chefs (including NYC’s own Dominique Ansel). Can’t make it to the store? Online orders of $40 or more will receive free shipping within the U.S. (that day only). Learn more and find other store locations at Neuhauschocolate.com.