Date Night: Beer, Chocolate and Yoga

[ 6 ] March 31, 2009 |

night-of-refreshment1My husband and I recently had a date night that was not our traditional night out away from the kids. Typically, we opt for dinner out and the occasional movie, but this time we opted for a workshop, crafted by contributing writer Erin Goodman–a lovely evening of refreshment for more than a dozen couples at the The Hampton Inn in South County.

We tasted nine beers from Berkshire Brewing Company, all of which are unfiltered, un-pasteurized, and contain no chemical additives or preservatives. Although I usually favor light beers, I was surprised how much I enjoyed sampling all the brews with the exception of the Coffeehouse Porter–I like to keep my beer and coffee separate–although my husband enjoyed the combo. All of the beer is crafted at a regional brewery located in South Deerfield, Massachusetts.

We sampled the unbelievably delicious raw chocolates created by a Rhode Island husband and wife team, Stephen Lloyd Law and Gina Law, of The Mystical Chocolatiers. Stephen also shared his passion for food and making chocolates, including the origins of his ingredients and his use of raw foods–foods that are uncooked, unprocessed, and organic.

The tastings were followed by partner yoga led by Erin and her husband, John. The evening ended with Dan Cummings, Erin’s cousin, playing his hand-crafted Native American flutes. Erin is already planning the next event – possibly wine, cheese, and yoga.

– Evening of Refreshment Workshop was February 28, 2009 from 7-9:30 p.m.
at the Hampton Inn, South County Crossings
$25 / couple

Contact Erin Goodman to find out about future workshops.
– Find a list of where to buy Berkshire Brewing Company beers locally in Rhode Island.
– Buy chocolates direct from the The Mystical Chocolatiers.

Photos provided courtesy of Erin Goodman

Category: food + recipes, local ri area, made by hand, parenting

Anisa Raoof

about the author ()

Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

Comments (6)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. calendar KLK says:

    Sounds great–February 28th can’t come soon enough.

  2. Anisa Raoof Anisa says:

    This event has already happened. Contact Erin to find out about future events.

  3. erin goodman says:

    glad you guys had fun, anisa.

    it was quite an experiment pulling these three things together but is sure seemed to work!

    we’re planning the next event, which will be sometime this summer — i’ll keep you posted!!

  4. sarah says:

    please do…. sounds like a great night out.

  5. Katy Killilea Katy says:

    dude! when i read february 28th…i thought, “that’s the end of next month.” i was very confused.

  6. Sara says:

    Congrats I am so thrilled to hear of your success. I love your ability to turn everything you touch into gold.
    You are amazing.

Leave a Reply

Kidoinfo Kidoinfo