Friday, September 12, 2008

Northwest Chocolate Festival is Here!

There are few things we love more than chocolate here at TableTalkPortland. Champagne, maybe. Friends and family...weeelll, let's just say it's a close contest. (Just kidding guys! Really!) So we are pretty excited about the Northwest Chocolate Festival, which kicks off tonight with a Wine & Chocolate Tasting that will highlight single origin chocolates and small Pacific Northwest vineyard wines, and continues through the weekend with a delicious schedule of workshops, guided tastings, presentations, panels, classes and demonstrations. Click HERE to see the entire schedule.

Passes for the whole weekend are only $60 and include entry to all daytime events as well as tonight's wine & chocolate tasting and tomorrow's Gala Celebration. If you like to be tucked into bed early (boring!) you can get an All-Day Pass that covers your entry to any events held during the day on Saturday and Sunday for a mere $20. Buy passes or tickets HERE.

If, like us, you spent nearly your whole allowance on Prosecco and marcona almonds last night at Alu, for only $10 you can attend the Chocolate Gala Celebration and NW Regional Chocolate Competition tomorrow night at 7 pm, at the Gerding Theatre in the Armory Building in the Pearl. The Gala will include live music, guest chocolatiers, regional chefs, wine & beer, a chocolate competition, a dance-a-thon (!), and maybe most exciting of all, chocolate fountains. We love chocolate fountains. It reminds of us of how when we were little, all we wanted to be when we grew up was one of the Oompa Loompas that got to tend Willy Wonka's chocolate waterfall. That didn't work out so well, but a kid can dream.

For the full Northwest Chocolate Festival schedule and to buy passes or tickets, click HERE, or go to Be sure to come up and say hi tomorrow night at the Gala. You know where to find us--we'll be hugging the chocolate fountain all evening.


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