This past weekend, my sweetie treated us to a pre-Valentine’s Day present by grabbing tickets to the awesome #DenverSugar Tour at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs!
Sure, just like everyone, I had HEARD of The Broadmoor…but hearing about it and spending time there are two different things altogether. I’m still relatively new to Colorado and had heard all the buzz…but really, this place knocked my socks off! Photos don’t do it justice. It is oozing with history and our wonderful tour guide, Krista Schulz, did a great job of entertaining us with stories as we toured The Broadmoor (monkeys, glass eyeballs, gasoline, cigars…). #DenverSugar Tours are the brainchild of Jenny Ford, the owner/founder of SugarLoco.com
The tour started out in the very hip, uber lime-colored, kinda retro-ish restaurant/bar called the Summit. We were presented with Pistachio Creme Brulee (MY FAVORITE!!!!), Gingerbread Semi Fredo, Roasted Golden Pineapple, Steamed Lime Meringue, Passion Fruit Cream, Coconut Coulis, Coffee Mousse with Whiskey Ganache, Flourless Chocolate Cake, Milk Chocolate Glaze and Chocolate Sorbet…and dessert wine that knocked my socks off!
Next stop was the darkly lit Tavern where we were presented with a Lemon Drop Martini and the BEST Cosmo I’ve every had! The desserts included Belgian Chocolate Mousse, Baked Skillet Apple Pie, Warm Brioche Bread Pudding w/ Vanilla Sauce (I’d like a gallon more please!), and Tavern Cheesecake. To die for.
The next stop was the Penrose Room. If you have a romantic occasion and you want to wine and dine someone…ya know, sweep em off their feet…THIS is the place! The view is absolutely spectacular! The chocolate sculpture created by Chef Ana was simply gorgeous. Sugar coma doesn’t even describe how I was feeling as I sipped on tequila in hot cocoa followed by Gelatos, Mignardises, Fresh Fruit Tarts, Caraibe Dark Chocolate Brownies, Apple Napoleon and Chocolate Star Anise Chibouste.
Last stop of the day was the Carlton Suite where we sprawled out through the various bedrooms, huge dining room, living room, outdoor patio with an amazing view of the sunset! This final stop included coffee (by now I needed some!), mini Paris-Brest, Berries a la Victor, Milk Chocolate Peanut Parfait and Guinness Brownie with Bailey’s Ganache. What a fabulous day meeting new friends, seeing so much beauty and a day of decadence and luxurious desserts. What a day!
Last, but CERTAINLY not least…thank you, thank you, thank you to the wonderful swag/goodie bag sponsors. The chocolates and goodies were great for late night snacking…OMG!! I may or may not have actually added vodka to the Oogave soda (heh heh…it was good!):