Where to celebrate your birthday if . . .
... You have a sweet tooth
Try Hotel Chocolat
Reserve the tasting room at this sweet shop, where you and seven guests can eat and get educated about different types of chocolate. The tastings can be customized depending on the whim of the group, manager Brandi Ellis says. Pair the chocolate with wines from LEspalier, or forego the wine in favor of goodie bags.
141 Newbury St., Boston. 617-391-0513, hotelchocolat.com