September 1, 2009 - Austin Chocolate Festival
We’ve been so
busy working on the new children’s television show and
hosting arts events, that we’ve been neglecting our
duties as your social reporter. And although we could not
wrangle an invite from the Texas Hill Country Food and Wine Festival for the preview party of the 2010 Festival and
"Stars Across Texas" event. we have been graciously
invited to the 4th Annual Austin Chocolate Festival!
The festival runs
September 18th and 19th at the Monarch Event Center, and proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The chocolate lovers’ Heaven will
feature vendors, local chocolatiers and chocolate artisans -
including restaurants, bakeries, chocolatiers, patisseries,
authors, and catering companies - sampling their wares.
Produced by Steven or
Jennifer Flood - owners of Fat Turkey Chocolates - the event has already been raised more than
$5,000 to benefit the Susan G. Komen organization.
Steven and Jennifer hope to double that monetary goal
with the 2009 festival.
The two day event
will feature our friend and Austin's premier mixologist, David
Alan of the Tipsy Texan, mixing cocktails with local spirits and
offering samples to Opening Night guests. And
participants will compete in several categories - including
“Best Truffle” and “Best Chocolate
Sculpture” - as voted by the public and a panel of
Tickets are $37.89 for opening night (Friday the 18th)
and includes live music, appetizers, and other special events.
Admission for Saturday the 20th is $21.65. Check
out the website at www.AustinChocolateFestival.com for all the details.