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Feb 9, 2015

Dandelion Pre-Valentine’s Party is Almost Here!

hot chocThis Thursday, join us for an after hours party in the chocolate factory to celebrate everything we love: the partners we collaborate with, treats, and sharing our chocolate and factory with you! One of our favorite things about making chocolate in San Francisco is all of the amazing people we get to work with and learn from—not to mention the delicious and beautiful things they make. Come welcome in a holiday all about appreciation with Dandelion and the makers and mongers we couldn’t live without. The party will feature raclette from Vagabond Cheese, bitters-focused beverages from Workhorse Rye (non-alcoholic), letterpressed cards from Shotwell Paper Mill, as well as pastries and hot chocolates from the Dandelion kitchen. Look out for nib-infused panna cotta with a passion fruit cream, mini dulce de leche bites, and mini s’mores! Dandelion staff will lead three tours throughout the evening of the chocolate factory and, as always, there will be tastes available of our single origin chocolate bars.

A bit about our friends:

Vagabond Cheese
Alex Ourieff, founder of Vagabond cheese will be here with his new raclette machine! He’ll be serving up warm cheese, complete with a chocolate-y twist for the occasion.

He’ll be around to chat about and sample his current selection of favorite cheeses, and answer any questions you may have. If you want to take some home some for the upcoming holiday, cheese will available for purchase with a selection of recommended chocolate pairings.

Rob Easter (right) doing what he does best.

Rob Easter (right) doing what he does best.

Workhorse Rye
Our own Maverick Watson will be shaking up some bitters-based beverages, with recipes created specifically for the celebration, on behalf of local organic whiskey and bitters maker Workhorse Rye. The drinks will highlight two Workhorse Rye bitters especially dear to us: the Salted Cacao bitters made with our Camino Verde, Ecuador beans, as well as Coffee Rye Bitters, a WHR & Four Barrel collaboration!

Shotwell Paper Mill
This is the 3rd year we’ll be celebrating Valentines Day with our friends from Shotwell Paper Mill! On paper, made locally one sheet at a time, Pam will help you hand letterpress cards and Valentines for your friends and loved ones.

And, the details:
Thursday February 12th
Start time: 9pm
End time: 10:30pm
tickets: $35 (available here)

Dandelion Chocolate
740 Valencia Street SF CA 94110


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