Chocolate

Ever been to a chocolate festival? How much better would it be if wine were involved?

We were invited to Pechanga Resort and Casino to check out the Chocolate Decadence festival on Friday February 26, 2016. The event is held in the Pechanga Grand Ballroom. General admission tickets let us enter at 7pm and those with VIP could get in as early as 5:30! There was also designated driver tickets available though all guests are required to be 21+.

Within 10 minutes of the general admission time, there were already 40 people lined up, eager to enter! No worries though because there was more than enough chocolate to go round! I'd call this a Vegas buffet... dessert style!

Buy a wine & cheese plate for $5 to support the selected charity Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley! This holds everything very well as you can see above! We also saw people who brought their own wine and cheese plates, some of which were pretty fancy.

We stepped into the room and noticed several dessert stations around the room, each with their own centerpieces! This one is the chocolate candy station! The wines were lined up along the walls of the room but we of course headed straight toward the sweet decadence awaiting us!

This station had an ice sculpture and a crepe station!

Date: 
02/08/2014 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Ready to enter a world full of chocolate treats and other delectable goodies? Indulge in the sweetest mix of chocolate and unique art at Escondido’s Chocolate Festival. The event sweetly known as “For the Love of Chocolate” will be held in downtown Historic Escondido on Saturday, February 8th. With Valentine’s Day around the corner and love in the air, Grand Avenue is the perfect destination to satisfy your sweet tooth and your sweetheart.

Greetings all. It's been a while since I've actually posted something on this site. I haven't been exploring much of San Diego's fine restaurants as of late as I have been consumed by tireless efforts in my quest for the perfect BBQ. Ever since last year I've taken up grilling and very recently have been delving into smoking meats. Summer is just around the corner and so it's time to start experimenting again!

Lynn and I acquired some samples of Dove Chocolate products to try out over the weekend. What's different about these is that they aren't the normal chocolate products used for cooking confections or baked goods. They're made for BBQ! (O_o)

I think it was during the summer when I first noticed the sign for Mille Feuille.  I eagerly awaited their grand opening.  I was very interested in their Chocolate Buffet...  But, when they opened last year, I read a lot of negative comments (some about the attitude of their servers and some about the relatively small servings) and decided not to try them out.