Cellar Door Chocolate with Owner Erika Chavez- Graciano
Wow what an amazing night at Mesa as guests came in excited to hear owner Erika Chavez with her staff to demo how to make truffles from home. Mesa had a wonderful spread consisting peaches, assorted truffles, and pallet cleansers including a candied mint leaf covered in crystalized sugar. It literally melted in the mouth. The truffles were paired with several wines including: Plungerhead Cabernet 2012 Napa, California with Dark Chocolate truffle, Alamos Malbec 2015 from Argentina with a 90% dark bean truffle, and an Organic Frey Merlot from the Northcoast 2015 with a Cayenne Dark Truffle.
Scott Clark from Southern Glazers came in and explained the history of each wine and how they are made. He had everyone laughing and completely entertained with his knowledge of wines.
Cellar Door Chocolates opened in 2007 as a small batch wholesale chocolate confectionary company in Louisville, Kentucky. Owner and chocolatier Erika Chavez-Graziano has built Cellar Door’s reputation on her handmade truffles, buttercreams, sea salt caramels and wide selection of other chocolate treats.
In 2010, Cellar Door Chocolates opened its first retail shop in the historic Butchertown Market.
2014 brought new adventures to Cellar Door as they proudly traveled to Los Angeles, California and shared over 30,000 pieces of chocolate with celebrities and casts as the official chocolate sponsor of the 66th Creative Arts and Primetime Emmys. We were again honored with this opportunity for the 2015 and 2016 Emmys.