Sunday was a beautiful day to head to the Maritime Aquarium, grab some treats and go watch the seals swim. The aroma of chocolate fanned it's way through the aquarium as droves of people gathered to sample from loads of vendors offering baked goods, specialty foods, gelato, cheese, wines and more.
My kids had a great time exploring the aquarium. They checked out all the fish & lizards and they even got to pet some stingrays and small sharks. There was something for everyone at the Maritime Aquarium.
We were invited to check out the event and here are some pictures from the day, and a few of the vendors that were there. If you need a gift for anyone on Valentines, here are a few great gift ideas and ways to support local small businesses.
THE VILLAGE CHOCOLATE SHOPPE - Vermont
They said their best seller is the Death by Peanut Butter....
The Pretzel Princess - Hudson Valley, New York
People were going nuts for these pretzels, the line was long, and people were raving about them...
Crazy Crepe - New York locations
Crepes any way you can imagine. These were calling my name, but I was able to resist...
PIKA'S FARM TABLE - Hudson Valley, New York
Belgian specialties like waffles, quiches, soups...
Chocolate Rain Shop - Norwalk, Connecticut
Artisan handmade chocolates, truffles, toffee, caramel, & chocolate almond bark....
Dutch Dessert - Hudson Valley, New York
We tried a sampler of the Pecan/Chocolate tart...it was soooo goood..two thumbs up...
Individually wrapped tarts.
Other photo's from the day: