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This winter, warm up with free s'mores

Posted by Swati Gauri Sharma  January 22, 2013 11:35 AM

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As temperatures approach below freezing levels this week, here's a delicious and fun way to stay in the winter weeks to come: free s'mores!

Kendall Square's Belly Wine Bar keeps an open top fireplace burning outside the restaurant daily and customers often hover around the flames with their libations on cold winter nights. But on Sunday and Monday evenings, a plate of ingredients to make s'mores make a guest appearance in the mix.

These aren't your standard s'mores: the marshmallows and graham crackers are custom-made by the chef, and the chocolate varies from chocolate shavings to chips to bars.

Nick Zappia, one of the owners of the wine bar, recommended Amaro Montenegro, a digestif, as the ideal liquor to pair with the dessert, stating that the bitterness of the alcohol combined with the sweetness of the treat make for an ideal combination.

But why s'mores? Zappia's answer was simple: It's a "fun thing for us to do and fun for the guests that are here."

What activities do you take part in to keep you warm during the harsh winter months? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

Check out Belly Wine Bar at One Kendall Square in Cambridge.

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