134 N Royal Street ,Alexandria, VA
by American Heritage Chocolate
Jun 18, 2016 – Jun 19, 20169:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Discover Alexandria’s five-star hotel of the 18th century!
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum consists of two buildings, the c. 1785 tavern and the 1792 City Tavern and Hotel. The buildings were constructed by John Wise, but made famous by John Gadsby, who operated them from 1796 to 1808. Mr. Gadsby’s establishment was the center of political, business, and social life in Alexandria and in the new federal city of Washington, D.C. It became Alexandria’s 5-star hotel of the 18th century, hosting the first five presidents. The City Tavern’s Ballroom was the location of George Washington’s Birthnight Ball, which he attended in 1798 and 1799, as well as Thomas Jefferson’s Inaugural Banquet in 1801. Located in the heart of Old Town and operated by the City of Alexandria, the museum offers tours, programs and special events. Guided 30-min. tours begin 15 min. before and after the hour. Admission $4 adults, $2 children (ages 11-17). Free for children 10 and under. Open Apr - Oct Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun & Mon 1-5pm; Nov -M
American Heritage chocolate mixed with the iconic M&Ms come together to form a unique twist on the traditional holiday bark. Perfect all year round, or as an addition to your holiday goodie bags, this recipe will be a crowd pleaser for all.
From: Amanda West, http://www.mommyoftwolittlemonkeys.com/
If you have a double broiler, that will work perfectly. If not, you can place a metal bowl (or in my case my kitchen aid mixing bowl) on top of a boiling pot of water.
Melt the chocolate until almost completely melted, when it starts to thicken up, add a splash of water and a splash of honey to the chocolate and continue to melt. The water will help the chocolate spread well.
Spread your melted chocolate onto a silicone-baking mat and then sprinkle with chopped up M&M’S. Pat the M&M’S into the chocolate to make sure they will stick after hardening. Place it into the freezer and proceed with the next step.
Wash out your metal pan and then melt your white chocolate chips until completely melted. When done, pull your pan out of the freezer and drizzle the white chocolate on top of your bark with a fork.
Place back into freezer for a couple of hours until good and hard. Once hardened, break apart bark pieces with a knife or use a pizza cutter to make more precise pieces. Enjoy!
From 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fort Ontario is a historic fort situated by the City of Oswego, in Oswego County, New York in the United States of America. It is owned by the state of New York and operated as a museum known as Fort Ontario State Historic Site.