A Sweet Valentine Michigan Getaway Awaits You Today | Wickwood Inn

Posted on: February 8, 2018   |   Posted in: Getaways

“You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.”
~ Jessica, age 8

“Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.”
~ Elaine, age 5

It’s true. We express our love for one another in so many beautiful ways. Join us at Wickwood Inn … be our guest during our 10 days of love!

Valentine’s begins as we welcome you with Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Sweets, and Pink Champagne. You’ll find balloons, hearts, fuchsia peonies, French tulips, and roses galore. Surprises fill every day from Raspberry Razzle Dazzle Cake, Berry Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce, along with Chocolates, Chocolate Jumbles, Bark, and Brownie Bites. Love is simply contagious with chocolate.

If you want to add even more surprises, visit our Special Offerings page. Perhaps a special bouquet in the room full of her favorites? Or, a fully customized in-room massage?

All around town, love is celebrated with live music for sipping or dancing. Restaurants feature special magical menus, there’s Vino-tines Tastings at Fenn Valley Winery, Virtue Cider’s Wassail Party with live music, bonfires, and horse-drawn sleigh rides, the Cider Maker’s Dinner at Crane’s, A Pairing Party by Borrowed Time, Dinner Theater at Root, and the Winter Break Gallery Stroll at all of our galleries. Our villages have a glow of love all around them.

Take time to reconnect with the one you love the most. Let us take care of the details. Reserve a romantic Valentine’s getaway to Wickwood Inn.

Special Valentine’s Rates beginning at $239, so don’t delay.

Preparing food for the people you love always warms the heart. This year, why not keep it simple, and decadent, and loaded with dark chocolate? Here’s a gift, full of love, from our kitchen to yours.

Decadent Chocolate Torte

This incredible torte has been a staple in my repertoire for over thirty years. From the New York (and now Beverly Hills) chocolatier, Kron, it is simple, rich, and always wins raves – everything you want for a little slice of chocolate heaven! Serves 12.

Ingredients:

8 ounces sweet butter, softened
1 cup sugar
8 ounces Kron Chocolate Chips (Ghirardelli Bittersweet Chocolate Chips), melted and cooled
8 large eggs, separated

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease and flour a 9-inch springform pan.
2. Using a hand mixer and a large bowl, beat the butter with the sugar until light and lemony. Mix in the chocolate. Beat in the egg yolks, 2 at a time, until combined.
3. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff. Stir ¼ of the whites into the chocolate mixture to lighten it, fold in the remaining egg whites.
4. Scrape ¾ of the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 40-45 minutes. Let stand at room temperature until cool. It will continue to cook as it cools. Spread the remaining batter on top. Refrigerate or freeze until serving time. Serve cold, frozen, or at room temperature with a dollop of slightly sweetened whipped cream.

“Life without chocolate is too terrible to contemplate.”
~ Sonia Rykiel

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