Highlights of the Chocolate Decadence Event at Pechanga - Temecula, CA

It's been a few months since our last foodie event, which happened to be a wonderful weekend of chocolate, food, wine and spirits at Pechanga Resort & Casino. We thought it would be nice to reminisce by sharing our photo highlights! Below is the Chocolate Decadence event. Make sure to check out the Wine Festival event as well!

Chocolate Decadence

This event featured more than 30 wine varietals that pair with chocolate and other sweet desserts. Included in admission was a souvenir wine glass, unlimited two ounce samples of wine and spirits, gourmet dessert samples from Pechanga’s acclaimed pastry chefs, live music and silent auction. This year's event was the 12th annual event and was held on Friday, March 6, 2020 from 7-10pm (general admission). Previous writeups of the festival are in 2018 and 2016.

dessert plate at Chocolate Decadence in Pechanga Resort and Casino

We purchased this food and wine plate from the event a couple years ago and loaded it up with plenty of goodies. They sell similar plastic plates at the door, with the proceeds benefitting their charity partner.

Charity Partner: Habitat For Humanity

This event serves to help the local Habitat for Humanity (Inland Empire). 

silent auction at Chocolate Decadence in Pechanga Resort and Casino

There's a silent auction that includes tons of celebrity, movie and pop culture memorabilia. There's also some humble items out in the hallway including homemade jewelry, home goods, etc that were donated for the fundraising.

Stan Lee framed art at Chocolate Decadence in Pechanga Resort and Casinopop art at Chocolate Decadence in Pechanga Resort and Casino

I especially like these two items!

wine bar and adventure raffle at Chocolate Decadence in Pechanga Resort and Casino

There was also a ticket raffle to win some wine swag and a staycation in wine country! $5 per ticket or 5 tickets for $20! 

Visuals

entertainment at Chocolate Decadence in Pechanga Resort and Casino

Here's the snazzy stage for the entertainment. Can you guess what resort we are at?

chocolate bar at Chocolate Decadence in Pechanga Resort and Casino

There was a huge chocolate bar statue at one of the dessert stations.

chocolate dress at Chocolate Decadence in Pechanga Resort and Casino

This chocolate dress is so fancy! Wish I looked that good!

giant lollipop at Chocolate Decadence in Pechanga Resort and Casino

Giant lollipop, anyone? It's so neat how they have these chocolate creations for this event!

food vendors at Chocolate Decadence in Pechanga Resort and Casino

food vendors at Chocolate Decadence in Pechanga Resort and Casino

Asian inspired station included these cool fish ice sculptures!

ice sculpture at Chocolate Decadence in Pechanga Resort and Casino

ice sculpture at Chocolate Decadence in Pechanga Resort and Casino

The lighting for these large candy ice sculptures really pops!

Desserts

dessert station at Chocolate Decadence in Pechanga Resort and Casino

Stop by one of several dessert stations to get your sweet on!

cotton candy at Chocolate Decadence in Pechanga Resort and Casino

Can you find anything sweeter than cotton candy?

dessert station at Chocolate Decadence in Pechanga Resort and Casino

So many treats to pick from! Our eyes were wide open the whole evening!

cake at Chocolate Decadence in Pechanga Resort and Casino

So pretty with the gold accents!

dessert plate at Chocolate Decadence in Pechanga Resort and Casino

We filled our plates of course!

ice cream at Chocolate Decadence in Pechanga Resort and Casino

Build your own sunday with your choice of mix-ins at the ice cream station!

chocolate fountain at Chocolate Decadence in Pechanga Resort and Casino

Who doesn't love a chocolate fountain? Strawberries and rice crispies were available to get dipped!

ChocoMe craft chocolate at Chocolate Decadence in Pechanga Resort and Casino

Hello craft chocolate! Some reps from ChocoMe selling their product.

Color Cacao at Chocolate Decadence in Pechanga Resort and Casino

Here is Color Cacao showing off their cocoa creations.

Alcohol

There were tons of booths and we were able to visit most of them, but will share a sampling of booze available below.

Kendall-Jackson wine at Chocolate Decadence in Pechanga Resort and Casino

It's wine country so there were plenty of wine vendors. Pick your favorites or try something new! This is wine from Kendall-Jackson.

Wilson Creek wine at Chocolate Decadence in Pechanga Resort and Casino

One of our favorite local wineries is Wilson Creek! Their Almond Champagne is so good! I like the lighting at this booth.

Powell and Mahoney bloody mary mix at Chocolate Decadence in Pechanga Resort and Casino

We found Powell and Mahoney bloody mary mix for at-home fun!

Califino Tequila at Chocolate Decadence in Pechanga Resort and Casino

Our household likes tequila so we were happy to try some new ones such as Califino Tequila.

Blue Chair Bay rum at Chocolate Decadence in Pechanga Resort and Casino

Rum is always fun, especially when it's colors of the rainbow! Fruity flavors from Blue Chair Rum were here for sampling!

Cafe Agave Cold Brew at Chocolate Decadence in Pechanga Resort and Casino

Sometimes you want coffee with dessert. Here's some specialty coffee from Cafe Agave Cold Brew

Coffee bar at Chocolate Decadence in Pechanga Resort and Casino

There's also a serve-yourself coffee and tea bar available. Another station had water for standard hydration.

you can't buy happiness but you can buy wine and that's kind of the same thing

If this is your motto, then you definitely need to check out the Annual Wine Festival at Pechanga, which is held the day after Chocolate Decadence!

We enjoyed Chocolate Decadence and hope you feasted vicariously through our photo album. Of course, make sure to pick up tickets if you want to experience that fun for yourself! =)

Disclaimer: We were provided tickets and accommodations at the hotel. We were not otherwise compensated and all opinions stated are our own

Pechanga Resort and Casino
45000 Pechanga Pkwy
Temecula CA 92592
(877) 711-2946

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Submitted by Faye (not verified) on Tue, 07/21/2020 - 11:44am

I so know a friend who would love this event. He has the craziest sweet tooth! How do you pace yourself trying all these items? And not get the sugar-jitters after the fifth or sixth dessert :)

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Submitted by Soo (not verified) on Sun, 08/02/2020 - 8:28pm

You went to some great events back in the day!

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