Time: 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Ready to indulge in the cuisine of multiple award winning chefs in one grand evening? The most delicious extravaganza drenched in chocolate has returned to the halls of the Merchandise Mart at the 7th Annual For the Love of Chocolate Gala.
This year, The French Pastry School and the Merchandise Mart invite you to a spellbinding evening of a Venetian Cocoa Carnival! Partake in the incredible delights of COCOA CUISINE, a complete dinner menu, featuring top Celebrity Chefs of Chicago, Las Vegas, and California. Enter the magical world of COCOA CARNIVAL with masks, full costumes and Venetian gondoliers, while enjoying desserts and confections from the best pastry chefs and chocolatiers of Chicago and beyond. Watch models in the FASHION SHOW CARNIVAL as they strut down the runway wearing edible Venetian costumes of chocolate, sugar and other sweet decorations. Enjoy lively COCOA CANDY LAND where human candy canes, lollipops and chocolate bars dance among the guests, and Marie Antoinette serves chocolate cake! Dance into the evening at SWEET AS SIN as you experience Hades like you’ve never seen before with a chocolate river and concoctions of a full Chocolate Bar.
This year’s gala will be a true feast for the senses, with exquisite cuisine, live music, dancing and celebrity chef tastings. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the chocolate celebration of the century. Event proceeds provide scholarships for qualified students in the pastry arts.
Location:The Merchandise Mart
222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL 60611
Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com
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