Last weekend I visited Alderbrook Resort and Spa which is situated right on the water near the south end of Hood Canal in Washington State. If you have never been to Western Washington State, we have an abundance of beautiful green trees, waterways that are fun to explore by ferry, sailboat, motor boat, canoe and kayak and don’t forget the mountains that when they appear out of the clouds are simply gorgeous.
In Seattle, gourmet foods and drinks are a way of life. When it comes to drinking chocolate there are no shortage of options in the Seattle area. And one of those options is Theo. Theo is the North America’s first ever third party certified organic, fair trade chocolate maker. Their environmental stewardship and community involvement both in Seattle and abroad make their delicious bean to bar creations even more delicious!
We had the best time last weekend at the Northwest Chocolate Festival in Seattle. You just can’t help but be in a good mood when all you have to do all day is look, taste and smell chocolate! The festival took place at a great location, Bell Harbor Pier. With exhibitors from 15 different countries, we couldn’t believe how many booths there were. The opportunities to try all sorts of different chocolate was endless. Of course, our emphasis was on the drinking chocolate!
I feel like I have been driving north a lot lately, but when there is chocolate adventure to be had, I don’t mind at all!
This time I stayed within the US border, but got pretty darn close to our neighbors up north again with my weekend being spent at Semiahmoo Resort, near Blaine, Washington. My chocolate adventure actually took place in Bellingham, Washington, at Chocolate Necessities.