I hit the Indy Wine Trail this weekend. The event featured chocolate in numerous forms, all of them great.
Stopping in first at downtown’s Easley Winery, I scooped up a bottle of Posey Red to take home and some of their delicious chocolate mousse, which I sat down and enjoyed there. Never put off the good stuff, I always say, and Easley's has that charming atmosphere and urban architecture which makes sitting awhile tempting.
Mallow Run, Bargersville, won the Gotta Go Best in Show by presenting a dessert buffet fit for royalty, including gigantic strawberries dipped and designed with chocolate and creamy-rich berry tarts.
Buck Creek Winery, Acton, was serving strawberry wine-aritas, a frozen delight, along with a fountain of white chocolate paired with dippable goodies.
Ferrins Winery, Carmel, served decadent brownies, topped with freshly whipped cream and strawberries.
For more details on upcoming 2010 events and a trail map, visit IndyWineTrail.com
Image of Mallow Run Winery: Izzy Evans
Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated columnist, travel writer, performing arts and restaurant critic. Catch her as Indy’s Arts & Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC, and follow her on Twitter @GottaGo and Facebook. Gotta Go is published in M magazine and the following newspapers: South Sider Voice, Indiana Weekender, New Palestine Reporter, Pendleton Times Reporter and Fortville-McCordsville Reporter.
This post was originally published under "Gotta Go" in the West Side Community News and the West Indianapolis Community News.