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For The Love of Chocolate - Escondido Chocolate Festival
Downtown Escondido
Escondido, CA
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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 Limo Bus 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, spirit or a non-alcoholic drink.  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)
    • Limo Bus 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 or non-alcoholic beverage.
    • Restaurant Inspired Chocolate Tastings
    • Fun Limo Bus 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

        *Of the 21 total Tasting Locations at this event, the 8 participating Restaurant Locations will offer non-alcoholic pairings.  Per ABC requirements, alcohol may be purchased but will not be given/sampled as part of the event at these locations.



      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 is 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

Categories

None

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

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