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Nov 3, 2015

12 Nights of Chocolate 2015


This December, we’re excited to bring you the third annual 12 Nights of Chocolate—our yearly sweet and savory celebration of all things chocolate. Each year, we team up with or lend our space to chefs and pastry luminaries who take our chocolate and run with it to create a series of small plates, pairings, or tastings. We provide no guidelines or restrictions (other than using our chocolate), and each group of chefs is given free reign to do as they please. All proceeds go to benefit the SF-Marin Food Bank, which distributes three meals for every dollar raised. Last year, we were able to raise enough for 45,000 meals, and we’re hoping to raise even more this year.

A donation bin will be located just inside our cafe for the duration of the series.  Stop by to drop off cans and non-perishable food anytime during this holiday series. More details on the food bank’s most needed items here.

 Wednesday, December 2nd at 7pm

A Partridge and a Pear…

Dominique Crenn (Atelier Crenn, Petit Crenn), Traci Des Jardins (Jardinière), Belinda Leong (b. patisserie) with Alan Murray (Jardinière)

To kick off our series, three stellar chefs bring their own unique approaches to a multi-course sweet and savory evening inspired by the Twelve Days of Christmas.

Wines paired by Master Sommelier Alan Murray.


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Thursday, December 3rd at 7pm


Francis Ang  (Dirty Habit), Ramon Perez (Puur Chocolat), Matt Siciliano (Michael Mina) with Almanac Beer Co.

A team of three draw on their diverse expertise to explore the possibilities of chocolate across the spectrum from savory to sweet.

Beer pairing provided by Almanac Beer Co.


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Friday, December 4th at 7pm

Movie Night: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

For one night only, the Dandelion Chocolate café will be set up as a small movie theater to screen Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. There will be homemade caramel popcorn and hot chocolate, of course. Treats begin at 7pm, movie starts at 7:15pm.

Price: $20

Tickets Here
Saturday, December 5th All Day

Food Drive

For the duration of this event series, we’ll have donation bins set up inside of our café. We welcome nonperishables of all kinds to benefit families in need this holiday season, and if you donate today, receive a hot chocolate gift card.

 Sunday, December 6th at 7pm

Black Swans a-Swimming

Maya Erickson (Lazy Bear) and Richie Nakano, with Nicolas Torres (Lazy Bear) & Brandon Presbury (Sous Beurre Kitchen).

Maya and Richie team up to create a night of inventive, unexpected chocolate dishes, augmented by drink pairings by Brandon and Nicolas.


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 Monday, December 7th  at 7pm

Old School is New School

Stephanie Prida (Manresa), Shawn Gawle (Quince), Nick Muney (Coi)

What happens when three Michelin-starred chefs get together to create a three-course dessert menu? What’s old becomes new again, and it’s nothing like you remember.

Pairing TBD


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Tuesday, December 8th at 7pm

Holiday Ice Cream Bar

Anne Walker and Kris Hoogerhyde (Bi-Rite Creamery) with Bi-Rite wine

Our friends and neighbors at Bi-Rite Creamery create an evening of holiday sundaes, hot fudge, and cookies. Cava will be served courtesy of Bi-Rite.


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Wednesday, December 9 th at 7pm

Nine Neighbors Dancing

Thomas McNaughton (Ne Timeas Restaurant Group), Lisa Vega (Dandelion Chocolate), and  The Bon Vivants (Trick Dog, Cafe du Nord, Aatxe)

For one night, three restaurants take over our café to bring you a selection of sweet and savory chocolate dishes designed by Lisa and Thomas, alongside three cocktails by the clever and notorious Bon Vivants.


Tickets Here
Thursday, December 10th at 7pm

A Chocolate Feast

Sean Ehland (Aster), Amy Brown (Marla Bakery), Omri Aflalo (Wayfare Tavern). Wines by Bartholomew Park Winery.

Three diverse approaches to dessert braided into a single night. Sean, Amy, and Omri make six courses for a single evening of sweet, surprising, desserts.

Wine courtesy of Bartholomew Park Winery


Tickets Here
Friday, December 11th at 7pm

Pipers Piping: Chocolate & Cocktails

Bill Corbett and Borys Saciuk (The Bon Vivants)

An inventive chef and an infamous mixologist team up to create a three-course dessert and cocktail menu, built around the specific flavor profiles of Dandelion’s single origin chocolate.


Tickets Here
 Saturday, December 12th at 7pm

An Evening with Art in the Age Craft Spirits & Dandelion Chocolate

Chris Cardillo  (Art in The Age)

Please join us on December 12th as Art in the Age takes over our mezzanine for an evening of spirits and sweets. Art in the Age will share their line of California-distilled USDA organic spirits, and Dandelion Chocolate will be sampling their handcrafted, single origin chocolate. There may even be a spiked hot chocolate or two, just in time for winter.


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Sunday, December, 13th at 7pm

Chocolate Cheer: Sweet & Savory Snacks

Nicole Krasinski (State Bird Provisions),  Mikiko Yui  (State Bird Provisions) and Leah Rosenberg

Nicole, Mikiko, and artist/chef Leah Rosenberg are bringing the style of State Bird Provisions to our cafe for an unforgettable night of savory and sweet bites, matcha, a spirited shake, bubbles and more. And you won’t even have to stand in line.

Price: $95

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