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My husband and I made a resolution to entertain more this year. We’ve started hosting a monthly game night at our house and I look forward to it every month! We invite a few couples over to play games, usually Pit or Cards Against Humanity, and we each bring a new bottle of wine to try. If you haven’t played either of those games, go get them now. Pit is a great ice breaker because it’s so fast paced and requires you to move quickly (think spoons), and CAH is just hilarious (albeit slightly inappropriate at times). I like to keep it simple and provide light appetizers or a cheese plate, but with Valentine’s Day this month my mind is on all things chocolate. Besides, what goes better with wine than chocolate?
I go back and forth between bringing bubbles and pinot noir- my two favorites. Those are the two bottles that I always try to keep on hand in my kitchen at all times. One in case we have impromptu dinner guests and one in case I need a quick hostess gift. Pinot Noir is typically a lighter-medium bodied, fruit-forward red wine. This Pinot Noir from Estancia displays luscious berry flavors, spice and a rich, supple finish. It’s a really versatile wine that pairs well with everything from creamy sauces, spicy seasonings, beef, poultry, cheese, and chocolate. Especially warm, flaky, croissants filled with creamy chocolate ganache. Serve some berries on the side to bring out the fruity tones of the wine.
These chocolate croissants only require three ingredients and are really easy to put together. Great for game night because I can make the ganache ahead of time and just roll them up before everyone arrives. They’re definitely best served warm, but I won’t judge you if you want to eat them for breakfast the next day.
- 4oz semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
- ¼ cup cream
- 1 pkg crescent roll dough (I use big and flaky)
- In a small saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate (slowly) until smooth.
- Remove from heat and stir in cream.
- Chill in refrigerator for two hours.
- Spread chocolate on each crescent roll dough triangle.
- Roll up each croissant and bake as directed on package.