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Nov 21, 2014

12 Nights of Chocolate


This holiday season, we are proud to announce our upcoming 2nd Annual 12 Nights of Chocolate, a late night dessert series benefiting the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank.  Last year, we raised over 10,000 meals for the hungry and we’re hopeful we can raise even more this year. This season, an inspiring lineup of chefs and connoisseurs will host a series of events celebrating chocolate through desserts, tastings, demonstrations, book signings, and more. The proceeds from each event go to support those in need.

 Tuesday, December 2nd 7-9PM

3-Course Dessert Tasting

Hosted by Ramon Perez of Puur Chocolat, Matt Sicilliano of Michael Mina, and Rob Easter of Workhorse Rye

Ramon Perez of Puur Chocolat and Matt Sicilliano of Michael Mina join forces to create three courses of chocolate desserts alongside bitters crafted by the newly launched whiskey and bitters operation, Workhorse Rye.

Price: $50

Tickets Here.
Wednesday, December 3rd 7-9pm

Marla Bakery & Sean Ehland Present

Buffet at the Hotel du Chocolat

Marla Bakery and Sean Ehland present a sweet and savory evening with sparkling wine pairings by Chris Deegan of Sacred Thirst. Come try inventive treats like ‘Molé in a Bowlé’ as well as a chocolate fountain.


Tickets Here.
Thursday, December 4th 7:30-9pm

An Evening with Alice Medrich

Dessert Flight and Flavor Flours Book Signing

Alice Medrich shares her latest culinary breakthrough in her new book, Flavor Flours, through a chocolate dessert flight using Dandelion Chocolate. Flavor Flours breaks tradition with classic baking and contemporary gluten-free baking as we know it. Alice’s insights present a new world of flavor for every curious baker and passionate eater, not just for those living gluten-free. Books will be available for purchase and signing at this event.


 Tickets Here.

Alice Medrich. Credit Deborah Jones.

Friday, December 5th 7:30-9pm

Chocolate Wonderland!

Hosted by Stephen Durfee, Chef-Instructor at CIA with CIA alums Lisa Vega of Dandelion Chocolate and Sharon Wang of Sugarbloom Bakery.

Join us for a fun, informal dessert party hosted by CIA instructor and alums.

Price: $40

Tickets Here.
Saturday, December 6th 7-9pm

Chocolate and Cheese Pairing

Hosted by Alex Ourieuf, Vagabond Cheese and Jenna Nicolas of Dandelion Chocolate 

In this private event, Alex Ourieff of Vagabond Cheese and our very own Jenna Nicolas will present the ultimate combination of sweet and savory by pairing our various single origin chocolates with cheeses hailing from the US and Europe.

Price: $45

Tickets Here.


Sunday, December 7th8-10pm

Tosca & Tartine: A Match Made in Heaven

Hosted by Tosca Cafe and Tartine Bakery 

Tosca Café will be offering four to five playful ‘Choc’tails to be enjoyed with sweet and savory treats from Tartine Bakery & Cafe.


Tickets Here.
Monday, December 8th 7-9PM

Happy Hour with Stones Throw and Almanac Beer

Hosted by Jason Halverson and Tara Lewis of Stones Throw and Almanac

Join us for an informal happy hour featuring sweet and savory bites by Stones Throw alongside a selection of inspired and seasonal aged beers from Almanac Beer Company.

Price: $45

Tickets Here.
Tuesday, December 9th

Food Drive

Bring your cans and nonperishable food by for donation to the SF-Marin Food Bank. Receive a free hot chocolate in exchange for donated items.

Monetary Donations May Be Given Here.
Wednesday, December 10th 7:30-9pm

Willy Wonka Wednesday!

Cozy up in the cafe for a live showing of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, complete with caramel corn, and hot chocolate.

Price: $15

Golden Tickets Here.
Thursday, December 11th 7-9pm

An evening of holiday treats with Bi-Rite Creamery

Hosted by Anne Walker and Kris Hoogerhyde of Bi-Rite Creamery

Anne Walker and Kris Hoogerhyde will give a Buche de Noel demonstration made with a special limited-edition batch of Dandelion Milk Chocolate. After learning how to make one of the most traditional chocolatey baked goods, attendees will finish the evening with sparkling wine and treats.

Price: $40

Tickets Here.
Friday, December 12th 7-9pm

An Homage to the Classics

with William Werner, Bill Corbett, and Matt Tinder

Chef William Werner, San Francisco magazine’s 2014 Best Pastry Chef, has made waves with his ever changing sweet and savory menu at Craftsman and Wolves. For this special evening, Bill Corbett, Executive Pastry Chef for The Absinthe Group, and Matt Tinder, Pastry Chef for The Restaurant at Meadowood, will join him in creating a 3-course tasting menu inspired by their favorite French classics and featuring Dandelion Chocolate, all paired with wines selected by David Lynch, Sommelier/Owner of St. Vincent.

Price: $50

Tickets Here.
Saturday, December, 13th 10-11AM

Cookies for Santa

Christmas Cookie Decorating
Hosted by Lisa Vega of Dandelion Chocolate

 Our very own Lisa Vega will close our 12 Nights of Chocolate with a morning of Christmas Cookie Decorating. Wee ones and their chaperone are invited to our Mezzanine for a hands-on, frosting-filled morning, complete with hot chocolate and marshmallows.

Recommended for kids aged 5-12.

Price: $25

Tickets Here.



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