Chocoholics Buffet: New charity event a cocoa-lovers dream
Chocolate Zen's glorious chocolate cake is one of many cocoa delights on deck during Chocoholics Buffet, a new fundraiser to be held April 20 in Winnipeg for the United Way.
Photo by Chocolate Zen.
Chocolate connoisseurs, your time has come.
April 20 marks Chocoholics Buffet, a new food party showcasing Winnipeg’s finest chocolatiers and their deliciously divine artistry in cocoa.
It’s also an orgy of chocolate that happens to be for a good cause—the United Way.
The all-you-can-eat spread will feature mousses, truffles, tarts, chocolates, spiked hot cocoa, crepes, bars, cake, cheesecake and chocolate-dipped everything made by some of the city’s top chefs. Name a chocolate bite, nibble or treat, and it will likely make an appearance at Chocoholics Buffet.
Echols modeled the event, in part, after a chocolate buffet inside Sutton Place, a hotel in Vancouver. That extravagant spread was voted the top chocolate buffet in the world by National Geographic magazine. She also took a cue from Baconfest, an annual fall fundraising event spearheaded by Virgin 103.1 host Ace Burpee.
Tickets cost $53.99 (inclusive) per person and are sold here.
Echols hopes to raise between $15,000 and $20,000 for the United Way in Winnipeg.
Unlike other charity events, there will be very little “mike time” at Chocoholics Buffet, Echols says. There won’t be a lot of presentations or speeches, she adds.
“It’s all about the food--the chocolate.”
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