Easy and Decadent Valentine’s Day Dessert

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Charleston Grill has the perfect recipe to sweeten up your Valentine’s Day. After a romantic day with someone special, top off your evening with this rich Chocolate Mousse recipe by Julia Child.

Egg Yolks 6 Instructions: Over a water bath, whisk yolks and 1 cup of sugar until warmed. Put on stand mixer and whip until pale yellow. Set the yolks aside. Melt butter and pour over chocolate. Whisk smooth, and then whisk in brewed coffee. Whip whites to a soft peak while slowly adding the remaining sugar and salt. Whisk the chocolate/butter mixture into the yolks and then fold in the whipped whites. Pour into serving container and let set overnight. Serve with whipped cream, fresh fruit or caramel.
Sugar 1 cup
Chocolate 9 oz
Butter 9 oz
Coffee 1/4 cup
Egg Whites 6
Sugar 11/2 tbsp
Salt pinch

 

Charleston Grill’s sommelier, Rick Rubel, suggests pairing a Marenco Brachetto d’Acqui Pineto 2012 to complement your romantic chocolate dessert. This frothy and lush dessert wine is incredibly versatile, not too heavy, but just the right accompaniment for chocolate and fresh berries.

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Love in the Lowcountry

It’s easy to have a unique, romantic agenda on Valentine’s Day in Charleston, where one can find romance in the unexpected; from the flowers blossoming through cast-iron fences, to the sun setting on the Ashley River. This Valentine’s Day, we encourage you to break away from the typical card and flowers and spend the day with your significant other discovering the beauty in each other and in Charleston.

Picnic at Battery Park
Heading in the direction of Battery Park, make your way down King Street, and stop in Bull Street Gourmet where you can choose from a wide assortment of sandwiches, salads and hot and cold beverages. Take your picnic items to the end of King Street where you will be surrounded by antebellum homes, and find yourself at historic Battery Park under a canopy of age-old Oak trees. Either bring a blanket, or plan on sitting at one of the many benches surrounding the park. For a scenic route we have provided walking directions.

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Carriage Ride Downtown
A carriage ride is a wonderful chance to explore the city and get insight into what Charleston was like years ago. Don’t worry if the weather seems to be a bit brisk, the carriages often have blankets, allowing you to snuggle up next to your loved one.

Sunset or Moonlight Sail on the Schooner Pride
What could be more whimsical than sailing around the Charleston peninsula with the one you love? Feel the sea breeze in your hair while enjoying a kaleidoscope sky on the sunset sail or enjoy the live acoustic music on the moonlight cruise.

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Couples Champagne Massage
Relax at The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place and surprise your sweetheart with our signature Valentine’s Day Couples Champagne Massage. Enjoy a 50-minute or 80-minute couples Swedish massage. No Valentine’s Day massage is complete without a glass of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. To schedule a massage, call (843) 937-8522.

Stroll down Pitt Street Bridge
Located just ten minutes away from downtown Charleston in Mount Pleasant, walk hand in hand down Pitt Street Bridge, where you will take in sights and the beauty of the Lowcountry. After, stop in authentic Pitt Street Pharmacy and share an old-fashioned milkshake with your date.

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