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Best sweet tidbits for wedding favors?

Hi all,

Thanks very much for all the suggestions! Just wanted to follow up with the outcome and 2 more cents: we ended up going with Poco Dolce's caramels and ganache hearts, despite only sampling tiles beforehand -- we had that much faith based on the chocolates that they would be good. They were terrific.

My now-husband and I tried our various flavors of Poco Dolce tiles and Tcho squares out on some foodie friends and co-workers, and the verdict was unanimous. You can try the Tchos first, OK, not bad; then you have the Poco Dolces and there is no question. Try it yourself, it's fun :) FYI, for future seekers, we also got a recommendation for Hooker's caramels, which we weren't able to sample before we had to order, but received some afterwards -- good, especially for those who like their caramel more salted than not.

Cheers!
JL

Feb 12, 2013
jlesar in San Francisco Bay Area

Best sweet tidbits for wedding favors?

Thanks, all! We are having a relative who happens to be coming back East next week bring us samples. Looking forward to yumminess. :)

Oct 09, 2012
jlesar in San Francisco Bay Area

Best sweet tidbits for wedding favors?

Hi 'hounds,

I didn't find anything like this in the archives, so I'm hoping some of you can help me out! My fiance and I are getting married in SF (East Bay, technically) next month, and our top idea for wedding favors (fudge from Wilbur's factory in PA - we're East Coast 'hounders) fell through -- the fudge maker nixed it on the grounds that the fudge would dry out to quickly between when we would have to package it and when it would be opened. <sigh... it's really good fudge!>

So now we are looking for other ideas, preferably local to SF/Bay area, but we're not nearly as familiar with the baking/sweet scene out there. Does anyone have suggestions for small treats that would work well (can be packaged individually/in small portions without being ruined, etc.)? Bonus points if they are particular to the Bay Area, but not vital. (But not interested in ghirardelli, or any chain/mediocre corporate-basket-type stuff.)

Thanks!
JL

Oct 07, 2012
jlesar in San Francisco Bay Area

restaurant cooking classes?

Thanks, everyone; these look like great leads! I think it'll probably end up depending on who has enough offerings that he can choose from a couple of dates (and the restaurant/school can accommodate that in a "gift certificate" format).

Oct 04, 2007
jlesar in Los Angeles Area

restaurant cooking classes?

Hi there,

I'm on the East Coast and largely ignorant of the LA restaurant scene. Are there any big-name (or rather, known-chef restaurants) there that offer cooking classes (here it's usually just one afternoon/night, includes the meal, i think ~$100-150)? I'd like to buy a class as a present for a friend who's moved out there, but don't know what's good or would be exciting for a foodie to attend. Slight preference for Italian or French (or 'nouveau american') cuisine, but would also consider some other genres, like Thai, sushi, or vegetarian. My friend will be living near Santa Monica, so all else equal, closer to there than, say, Pasadena would be better.

Thanks!
j

Oct 02, 2007
jlesar in Los Angeles Area