If you believe the old saw, “When it comes to chocolate resistance is futile,” then come to the Chicago Artisan Chocolate Show at the Stephen M. Baily Auditorium April 22-23, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!
The Chicago Artisan Chocolate Show features over forty vendors offering samples of chocolate specialties from cupcakes to gourmet spreads, guest speakers, and even wine and olive oil tasting!
Partial roster of vendors: David Bacco Chocolatier, San Diego; Patricia’s Chocolate, Michigan; Let Them Eat Candles; Mayana Chocolate; Polli Wogs, Wisconsin; Grownup Kid Stuff; The Paleo Cookie Company; The Mighty Truffle, Washington; Kakao Chocolate, Missouri; Sotiros Foods Inc.; Melt Chocolates, Wisconsin; and many more!
Artisanal foods: OMG Olive Oils, Seattle; Gigi’s Cupcakes; Smitty Bee Honey, Iowa; Twisted Eggroll; Glazed and Infused; Cone Gourmet Ice Cream; Lemaster Family Kitchen; Sparkling Ice; Alliance Patisserie and Alliance Bakery; Art of Teal, Los Angeles; and many more!
The Stephen M. Baily Auditorium is located in Plumber’s Hall, 1340 West Washington Boulevard, in Chicago. For tickets and a list of presenters (TBA), go online to http://www.fineartisanevents.com/choc/tickets.html and follow the prompts. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Free parking. Wine tasting, a charity event, requires separate admission.
Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside, just minutes away from the Chicago Artisan Chocolate Show, offers free shuttle service to and from O’Hare Airport in Chicago. The hotel offers affordable, comfortable rooms, a breakfast bar and restaurant and much more. The hotel is pet friendly and offers AAA rates.