It seems with the holidays over and Valentines Day approaching, event planners have got chocolate on their minds. And as a very serious chocoholic (thanks Mom!), I am certainly not complaining. Of course, I don't want you to be deprived either, so here is a list of some chocolate-related events in the Boston area I've come across. Enjoy, just don't go into a sugar coma!
Harvard Square Chocolate Festival -- January 27th - 29th
This is a three-day extravaganza, complete with a treasure hunt, tasting events, and a Harvard Square chocolate tour. Over a dozen restaurants and bars in the area will be celebrating with special drinks, desserts, and discounts for festival-goers. Check out the full schedule of events, which includes information on making reservations, buying tickets and where you can get your hands on all of that chocolate!
Death by Chocolate -- January 29th
If you can get out to the 'burbs, you'll probably want to stop by the Newton Crowne Plaza, where vendors, chefs, caterers, and restaurants will be competing for the best chocolate cake, best cookie, best unique dessert, best brownie, and best candy. Attendees get to taste each entry and place their vote in each category. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children, with proceeds going toward the Boys & Girls Club, YMCA, and Salvation Army of Massachusetts.
New L.A. Burdick opening -- January 30th
If you've visited this decadent chocolatier in Harvard Square, you'll be excited to hear the New Hampshire-based company is opening a second location in Back Bay on Monday, January 30th. The pastry shop won't be open yet, but they'll have a full assortment of desserts to purchase. Lunch break trip anyone?
A Beer & Chocolate Love Story -- February 11th
For just a $3 donation to the Greater Boston Food Bank, you can head to the Taza factory in Somerville to try out four incredible craft beer and Taza chocolate pairings:
My mouth is already watering. Get all the details and your EventBrite ticket here.
Willy Wonka inspired cocktails
If going out for drinks is more your thing, Copley Square's City Table has concocted a martini for those with a sweet tooth. Their 'Willy Wonka' is made with chocolate vodka, Godiva white & dark, and dark creme de cacao. Of course they aren't the only ones with cocoa on their cocktail menu -- 28 Degrees serves a chocolate raspberry truffle drink made with godiva white chocolate, vanilla vodka and Chambord liqueur, as well as a chocolate espresso martini. And don't forget the delicious hot toddies at Finale!
If you're still in the mood for chocolate... check out the Langham Hotel's Chocolate Bar on Saturdays or sign up for a Boston Chocolate Tour, which leads you straight to all the finest chocolatiers in downtown Boston.
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About the authorRachel Kossman is a California girl and New England transplant who graduated from Northeastern University in 2011. She has a penchant for discovering new restaurants and bars, devouring Mexican food, More »
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