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For The Love of Chocolate - Escondido Chocolate Festival
Downtown Escondido
Escondido, CA
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Feb 08, 2020 12:00 PM
DAY OF EVENT INSTRUCTIONS:    ESCONDIDO CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL PASSPORT TASTING TICKET HOLDERS:  CHECK-IN:  Check-in as early as 11:30 at Will Call at Maple Street Plaza located on Maple Street between Grand Avenue & W. Valley Pkwy. to check in, pick up your Passport Tasting Map, Glass & Swag Bag.  Regardless of whether you purchased a Physical, Will Call, Print-at-Home or Mobile Ticket, you must start at Will Call to be ID'd, get your Tasting Map, Glass & Swag Bag.    PARKING:  There is free parking all along Grand Ave, as well as a free parking lot on the South-West corner of Valley Parkway and Broadway behind US Bank.  BRING YOUR ID!:  All attendees of the festival must be age 21+.  Please bring your ID as you will be carded at time of check in.    TIME:  The event is from 12pm-5pm but you may check in as early as 11:30.  Please be patient as most everyone will arrive at the same time.  Passport Tasting will not start until 12:00.     WHAT TO WEAR:  We suggest comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking.  The forecast currently shows a slight chance of rain on Saturday, so we suggest layers.  Rain amounts are small and the majority of it will be over before the event starts.  Will Call is located outside but the actual tasting locations are located inside of 24 business locations.    RAFFLE AT 5:15:  Get 1 free raffle ticket if you return to Will Call.  Get a 2nd free raffle ticket if you show us your receipt of $20 or more purchase from any participating tasting location!    *********************** CHOCOLATE MAKING CLASS: There are 2 Chocolate Making Classes.  The 1st at 10:30am and the 2nd at 12:30pm sharp.  You must attend the class time you purchased.  Due to limited seating, there can be no changes or additions.  Both class times are completely SOLD OUT.  This is a 60-90 minute class.    CHECK-IN FOR CLASS directly at: CUTE CAKES BAKERY & CAFÉ 345 W Grand Ave,  Escondido, CA 92025   BRING YOUR ID!:  Attendees of this class and the festival must be age 21+.  Please bring your ID, as you will be carded at time of check in.    TIME:  Please arrive a 5-10 minutes early to get checked in or arrive earlier if you plan to use your voucher.  VOUCHER:  You will receive a $5 Voucher to be used towards breakfast, lunch or a bakery item.  Please note café hours:  Mon-Sat 8am-4pm & Sun 9am-1pm.  Feel free to use your voucher on event day or save it for another day!    WINE:  You will receive one wine pairing in the classroom/workshop.  This is not available to be used in the café with your voucher.  



Admission Level Price Quantity
CHOCOLATE MAKING CLASS 10:30 $30.00 ($32.49 w/service fee)
Learn to make chocolate w/ Le Cordon Bleu trained chocolatier, Dayleen Coleman of D'liteful Chocolat. Held 10:30AM on 2/8/20 @ Cute Cakes Bakery & Café. Includes wine pairing & $5 food voucher  
CHOCOLATE MAKING CLASS 12:30 $30.00 ($32.49 w/service fee)
Learn to make chocolate w/ Le Cordon Bleu trained chocolatier, Dayleen Coleman of D'liteful Chocolat. Held at 12:30PM on 2/8/20 @ Cute Cakes Bakery & Café. Includes wine pairing +$5 bakery voucher  
DD PASSPORT 12-5PM-Early Bird $30.00 ($32.49 w/service fee)
$30 (NO ALCOHOL) Designated Driver Tasting Passport 12-5PM Event - Early Bird Discount -purchased prior to 12AM on 1/31/20  
DD PASSPORT 12-5PM - 2/1-2/7 $40.00 ($42.99 w/service fee)
$40 (NO ALCOHOL) Designated Driver Tasting Passport 12-5PM Event - Purchased 2/1-2/7/20  
PASSPORT 12-5PM - Early Bird $40.00 ($42.99 w/service fee)
$40 Tasting Passport 12-5PM Event - Early Bird Discount purchased prior to 12AM on 1/31/20  
PASSPORT 12-5PM 2/1-2/7 $50.00 ($53.49 w/service fee) Sales begin on
Jan 31, 2020 5:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
$50 Tasting Passport 12-5PM Event - purchased 2/1 - 2/7/20
 
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For The Love of Chocolate - Escondido Chocolate Festival

FOR THE LOVE OF CHOCOLATE
Escondido Chocolate Festival

 
Located in Historic Downtown Escondido


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2020
12PM - 5PM



Bring your sweetheart or just your sweet tooth to beautiful Downtown Escondido to enjoy the "For The Love of Chocolate" Escondido Chocolate Festival.  Stroll through Downtown Escondido various designated restaurants, shops and spas while sampling chocolates paired with local fine wines and craft beers.  Take a romantic pedi-cab ride down Historic Grand Avenue.  Plus, don't miss the 2nd Saturday, Escondido Art Walk!

    HOW IT WORKS:
      Each attendee purchases a Passport Ticket which includes:
      1.) Tasting Glass
      2.) Swag Bag filled with goodies, coupons and information from participating Grand Avenue Businesses
      3.) Passport Map indicating each Tasting Location

      Attendees obtain their Passport from Will Call located on Maple Street Plaza and then stroll, at their leisure, to each of the 20+ tasting locations to sample chocolate or a chocolate dish paired with either wine, beer, champagne or spirit.  Attendees must drink any alcoholic beverages prior to leaving each location which allows them to meander through and get familiar with each business while enjoying their chocolate adventure!


    FREE TO PASSPORT HOLDERS:
    • Long Stemmed Roses compliments of Simply Adina Floral (while supplies last)
    • Pedicab Rides
    • Barber Shop Quartet
    • Glass Blowing Demonstrations from Stone & Glass
    • Sweet Raffle Drawings!


    WHAT'S HAPPENING?

    • Gourmet Chocolates Paired with Local Wine, Champagne, Craft Beers & Spirits
    • Restaurant Inspired Chocolate Tastings
    • Romantic Pedi-Cabs Rides
    • Music Men Chorus, Barber Shop Quartet
    • Valentine Treats, Specials & Treatments at Downtown Spas & Restaurants
    • 2nd Saturday Art Walk:  Free Entry.  Many galleries and museums, all within a 10-block walking area in downtown, open their doors and feature art works from both world-renown and emerging artists, along with artist's workshops and exhibit openings, live music and refreshments.


    BONUS RAFFLE:
      Every attendee who returns their passport to Will Call, will automatically receive a raffle ticket to be entered in the Sweet Raffle Drawing!


      PASSPORT TASTING TICKETS:
        $40  Early Bird Discount - Purchased prior to 12am on 1/31/20
        $50  If purchased 2/1-2/7/20 or at Will Call on 2/8/20

      DESIGNATED DRIVER (No Alcohol) TASTING TICKETS:
        $30  Early Bird Discount - Purchased prior to 12am on 1/31/20
        $40  If purchased 2/1-2/7/20 or at Will Call on 2/8/20

      CHOCOLATE MAKING CLASS TICKETS:

        $30(Each Class limited to 24 attendees.)
        This 60-90 minute class is an optional add on to the Passport Tasting Ticket.


        Learn to make chocolate with Le Cordon Bleu, London trained pastry chef and chocolatier, Dayleen Coleman of D'liteful Chocolat.  
        This unique experience includes a wine pairing and a fun 60-90 min hands-on chocolate workshop where you will use professional equipment, along with natural quality ingredients to make gorgeous filled chocolates. You will finish off by packaging your creations into beautiful, professional gift boxes to give to a loved one or keep for yourself.
        Also includes a Voucher of $5 off any breakfast or lunch at Cute Cakes Bakery & Cafe will be given to all attendees of this Chocolate Making Workshop and may be used before or after class.  
        Class held 2/8/20 Class located at Cute Cakes Bakery & Cafe located at 345 W. Grand Ave, Escondido.

        1st Class Time:  10:30 at Cute Cakes Bakery
        2nd Class Time:  12:30 at Cute Cakes Bakery

        For ages 21 years old + only.
        Note: At check out, please include any allergies or special requirements we should be aware of.
        Limited Space!  Class sizes limited to 24 people.
       

      "Will Call" (Located on Maple St. Plaza between Grand Avenue and Valley Parkway)

      Must be age 21+



      PRESENTED BY:  
      Escondido Downtown Business Association

      Portions of the proceeds from this event will be used to promote Historic Downtown Escondido as a shopping, dining and entertainment destination.

      Thank you for supporting Historic Downtown Escondido.

Location

Downtown Escondido (View)
Maple Street Plaza
Escondido, CA 92025
United States


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Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!

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