3 Musketeers Event at the W

“All for one, and one for all…”

Can you read that sentence without singing along? Aha! I knew it. I’m not the only one. Or am I? Hello?

Before I further embarrass myself by admitting my teenage crush on Bryan Adams (oops), let me recap the 3 Musketeers Like-Up Happy Hour event at the W Hotel in Boston. I was contacted by 3 Musketeers (the candy bar, not the movie franchise) to co-host the event last Tuesday, and fellow chocoholics came out in full force.

I loved that the event was held at the beautiful W hotel

3 Musketeers booked "The Great Room," which was located on the second floor

the econd floor is as swanky as the first floor

with little decked out corners for lounging

upon checking in, guests of the event were greeted with shiny bars of 3 Musketeers

We were encouraged to take some so even if I already tried a mini bar when I got there, I took another one or two (or six) for my candy stash at home.

we were treated to an open bar that night, but I was not tempted by beer...

... nor by the other bottles of alcohol

… because all night I sipped the best beverage that pairs with chocolate: wine. (Sadly, there was no milk available.)

it's always nice to hang out with Boston bloggers

That’s Will from The Boston Foodie, Meghan from Travel, Wine, and Dine, Daisy from Indulge Inspire Imbibe, Lin and Jon from Beantown Eats, me, and Erica from Boston Rookie

some of my co-workers and their significant others also showed up

I've enjoyed many happy hours with these guys

my special guest for the night was my mom!

My mom is now back in the Philippines but while she was here in Boston, she was able to attend some food events with me, like our brunch cruise at the Odyssey, Taste of Perkins, and the Bivalves and Bubbles event at Legal Seafoods. We had a lot of fun together and I’m glad my mom was able to meet some of my blogger friends-turned-real life friends!

at the event, some appetizers were being passed around, like these caprese tortellinis

and beef skewers with a spicy satay sauce

but the highlight was a table filled with 3 Musketeers cakes

The cakes were created by the chefs at the W Hotel, and they were intensely chocolate-y. I loved the different textures, from the creamy mousse, to the crunchy base, and the bits of 3 Musketeers candy, and the chocolate slivers on top.

these ladies seem to like the cake too, no? (Mike couldn't even be bothered to look at the camera)

There were some raffle prizes (spa gift certificates, American Airlines gift card, etc) and my friend Sara won the chocolate loot!

It was a fun event overall, and I’m proud to have been part of it. Thank you to everyone who was able to come, and thanks to 3 Musketeers and the W for a chocolate-filled happy hour!

To read more about the newly reformulated 3 Musketeers bar, check out my earlier blog post about it.

Have you ever tried a cake inspired by a candy bar?

   

35 Responses to “3 Musketeers Event at the W”

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    Michelle posted October 30, 2011 at 8:35 am

    I’m sorry I couldn’t make this fantastic event!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet posted October 30, 2011 at 9:55 am

    What a fun event! That 3 muskateers cake looks amazing… any chance you have the recipe?!

    • Bianca Garcia replied October 30th, 2011 at 6:06 pm

      Lauren, I am trying to get it! If I do, I’ll post it here :)

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    Megan posted October 30, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Oh my goodness, that cake looks amazing! I may need to make something like that. I had a Milky Way-inspired tart last night. And I’ve made Snickers dessert bars before. So sorry I wasn’t able to make it to the event. And we missed you last night!

    • Bianca Garcia replied October 30th, 2011 at 6:07 pm

      Milky Way-inspired tart sounds pretty amazing too! Sorry again I didn’t make it last night. We should get together again and make more candy-inspired desserts! :)

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    Emily @ A Cambridge Story posted October 30, 2011 at 10:10 am

    I’m sorry to have missed this! Looks like a total success. I had the same Milky Way inspired tart that Megan had and it was really good. I bet the 3M cake was perfection!

    • Bianca Garcia replied October 30th, 2011 at 6:04 pm

      No worries Emily! Hopefully there’ll be other ones soon.

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    Elizabeth posted October 30, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    I am SO bummed I couldn’t make it. Of course it was the same day as the last market. Those cakes look fabulous.

    • Bianca Garcia replied October 30th, 2011 at 6:05 pm

      It’s okay Elizabeth! And yes, I am still thinking about that cake ;)

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    melissanibbles posted October 30, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Congratulations on a successful event! It looks like a lot of fun and that cake looks delicious!

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    Lindsay @ biking before bed posted October 30, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    That cake looks utterly decadent! My favorite dessert in college was the dining hall’s Reeses pie. That’s awesome you got to bring your mom to so many fun events.

    • Bianca Garcia replied October 30th, 2011 at 6:08 pm

      Reese’s pie would probably be my favorite too if I had it in college!

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    Alaina posted October 30, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    You are definitely not alone as I was/am a huge Bryan Adams fan. :-)

    I don’t know if I’ve ever had a cake inspired by a candy bar. I would love to have an Almond Joy cake.

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    courtney (pancakes and postcards) posted October 31, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Dude this looks like such a fun event! and the picture of you and your mom is gorgeous. :) and i’ve never tried a cake like that… looks delicious though.

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    Meghan@travelwinedine posted October 31, 2011 at 8:27 am

    This was such a fun event! I am glad it went so well and was so delicious! :)

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    Lizzy posted October 31, 2011 at 10:45 am

    OOO what an event! I should have signed up- 3 musketeers are my favorite. I’m going to celebrate by eating them tonight… I mean giving them out to the kids… hehe

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    Kim K posted October 31, 2011 at 11:34 am

    mmmmm delicious nougat!!! everything looks amazing – um including your tunic/dress – where is it from?!

    • Bianca Garcia replied October 31st, 2011 at 4:03 pm

      Thanks Kim! The dress is Parker, I bought it from Saks about a year ago though so it’s old :)

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    thehealthyapron posted October 31, 2011 at 11:46 am

    THis event looks like so much fun! Especially the dessert!

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    Erin @ A Nesting Experience posted October 31, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Beautiful event. That cake looked insane. Hope you and your mom had lots of fun!

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    Jenna posted October 31, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    The candy-bar inspired cake sounds (and looks) DELECTABLE! What a fun event, and how cool that your mom could be there!

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    A Boston Food Diary posted October 31, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Wow- this is gorgeous!!! I haven’t ever tried to make a cake to mimic a candy bar- but I think I am inspired to do so now….

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    Juliana posted October 31, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    What a fun event…the cake looks awesome, would love to have a bite of it.
    Hope you have a wonderful week and thanks for sharing the pictures of such a fun time Bianca :-)

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    lindsay posted October 31, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    LOL! I love that mike is the one so focused on the cake. I would be too!

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    Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel posted October 31, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

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    Lindsay posted October 31, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Holy moly….that looks unreal…..I LOVE 3 Musketeers!! You’re so lucky :) Happy Halloween!

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    shannon posted November 1, 2011 at 11:34 am

    totally meant to go… oops! glad it was a fun event :)

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    Daisy posted November 1, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Thanks for hosting such a fun event! the photos are gorgeous!

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    Joan posted November 3, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    The event was wonderful, Bianca! Thanks again to you (and your other co-hosts) and 3 Musketeers for engaging us in such a fun and tasty evening…a first-class experience. Yes, we REALLY enjoyed the cake, too!! Have you been able to secure the recipe yet? It was a pleasure to meet you, connect with so many great people and to learn about the different blogs you are all writing! Keep in touch…

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    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga posted November 4, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    This looks like SUCH a fun event..wow! hanging out with great people, great food, great venue…lovely!

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    Shannon (Healthiful Balance) posted November 5, 2011 at 5:01 am

    That hotel looks really nice! And oh my gosh..that cake looks delish! :)

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    Molly Galler posted November 8, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    What a fun event, that cake looks incredible! Would have loved to attend this. Hopefully I’ll score an invite to one of your future events.

    • Bianca Garcia replied November 8th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

      Hi Molly, I will definitely keep you in mind and let you know of any future events!

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    Lin @ BeantownEats posted November 17, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    You did such a great job with this event!!! The W was definitely a nice venue for it too!

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