spring fling

Overhead shot of flower bouquets

Oh. My. Goodness. We paired up with our friend Melissa of Tanglebloom, local flower farmer and floral stylist, to bring a breath of fresh air to a festive crowd after a long winter.

Flower bouquets in boxes and milk buckets

Melissa’s flowers are breathtaking, and her arrangements stunning. With her eye for form and color, it was everything I could do to not want to take every last bloom home to breathe in and enjoy.

Young woman with a table filled with flower bouquets
Flower bouquets in boxes and milk buckets
flower bouquets with a woman laughing in the background
Overhead shot of fresh Vermont flower bouquets
Man smiling next to coffee dispensers

We set up tables in the hallway and threw our Factory Shop doors open wide, letting music and the aromas of chocolates, chai spiced tea and flower blossoms waft through the air. Platters of chocolates started circulating for guests to explore and savor. Dar, John, Marty and Joe were on it, preparing beautiful trays of hors d’oeuvres to enjoy with a glass of bubbly rosé or Neil of Chai Wallah’s heavenly chai.

Woman holding a slate platter of Tavernier chocolate bonbons
Platters of cheese and chocolate charcuterie

Local cheddars from Grafton Village Cheese were paired with a selection of our chocolate bars.

Wooden platters of chocolate and cheese canapes
Wooden platters featuring Tavernier's chocolate and cheese canapes.

We topped wafer-thin dark chocolate mendiants with Bailey Hazen Bleu Cheese, toasted pecans and a dried plum macerated in Vermont maple bourbon, and Vermont chèvre, pistachios, rose petals and pink peppercorns drizzled with cardamom-infused maple syrup from Runamok Maple for lovely sweet and savory bites.

Older woman holding bouquets of purple and yellow flowers

The evening was so much fun and so well-received, we will do it again!

Tavernier chocolate open and ready for business

Keep an eye out for future event dates, and many thanks to all who came!