Bring someone you love to the Chicago Artisan Chocolate Festival April 16-17, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!
The Chicago Artisan Chocolate Festival is all about, uh, chocolate. “When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.” Tell me about it. Oh yeah, and artisanal foods and wines are along for the ride. There will be more than fifty exhibits, lectures and displays. Try the chocolate soap!
Featured guests and exhibits: The Raw Chocolatier (raw versus cooked cacao beans, vegan food), Patricia’s Chocolate, Chocolate Sculpture with Pedro Gomez (a real chocolate sculpture made at the event will be auctioned off), Chocolate for the Spirit (the world’s rarest chocolate), How to Make Ganache-dipped Strawberries with Pam Vieau, Your Personal Wine Style, Wine and Food Pairing, Decadence Chocolate Soap, and a whole lot more!
And you can go guilt free to the Chicago Artisan Chocolate Festival, as a portion of the proceeds go to the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation!
The Chicago Artisan Chocolate Festival will be held at the Stephen M. Bailey Auditorium at Plumber’s Hall, 1320 West Washington Blvd. Parking is free. For tickets and a full schedule of events, go online to www.fineartisanevents.com and follow the prompts.
Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside, just a short drive to the Chicago Artisan Chocolate Festival, provides 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.