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GIVEAWAY: Chocolate, Dessert & Wine Lover's "Tasting" Fundraiser 

CTbites is giving away a pair of tickets to The Chocolate, Dessert & Wine Lovers Event. Post your favorite local dessert below by Feb 5th to be entered to WIN!

The Chocolate, Dessert & Wine Lover's 'Tasting' Evening to benefit The Shelter for the Homeless is back! On Thursday, February 7th, over 50 vendors will be serving up an evening of glorious culinary indulgence in the form of decadent chocolates, confections, and mouthwatering baked good, all washed down with fine wines, beer and specialty beverages. Here's the real bonus…You can enjoy your nibbles from favorite shops like Aux Delices, DiMare Pastry Shop & Cafe, and  Izzi B’s Allergen-Free Cupcakes, knowing that 100% of every ticket sold supports the Shelter for the Homeless programs. Check out the complete list of vendors below and we'll see you there!

Location: The Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, 243 Tresser Boulevard, Stamford

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Tickets: $45 in advance, $50 at the door. Tickets can be purchased on-line at: (Once on the website, click on Donate Now)

Chocolate, Dessert & Delicious Food From:    

5th Avenue Chocolatiere, 350 Classic Bakery, Aux Delices, Bad Louies Fudge, Bella’s Berries, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Cathy’s Biscotti, Chocolations, Chunky Pam’s Sweet Shoppe, Connecticut Cookie Company, Cupcakes for a Cause, DiMare Pastry Shop & Cafe , Dove Chocolate Discoveries, Fairway Market, Forever Sweet Bakery, Gingerbitz, Gotta Eat Sweets, Izzi B’s Allergen-Free Cupcakes, Jacky’s Jams & Jellies, Kona Grill, Le Rouge - Handmade Chocolates by Aarti, Lola’s Cookie Cottage, Longford’s Own Made Ice Cream, Moo Chocolates, Pink’s Babycakes, Pink Cupcake Shack, Platte Clove Naturals, Rescue Chocolate, Scotty’s Jamaican Restaurant, Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, Suckerborne, Suzi’s Home Made, Tastefully Simple, Tschudin Chocolates & Confections, The Melting Pot Darien, Unbakeables, Xocai Healthy Chocolate

Wine & Beverage From:

Anheuser-B us ch, BevMax, Drinx Unlimited, Greenwich Staffing LLC & Horseneck Wines


* 100% of every attendee ticket sold will go directly to the Shelter for the Homeless

* Includes a Valentine Gift Boutique for that special gift for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day

* The day been proclaimed 'Fight Homelessness Day' by Mayor Pavia

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Reader Comments (29)

Hands down the best dessert place in Stamford is DiMare Pastry Shop & Cafe! They have the best mini pastries.

January 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRoxy

I love the ice cream at Timothy's in Bridgeport. Absolutely the best!

January 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I LOOOVE Savor cookies

January 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGail G.

The Crepas Salguero (crepes with dulce de leche and ice cream) at Barcelona are my fav, though I always need a partner to share them with!

January 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRyan K

Cannoli nachos from DiMare's!!!!

January 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEmily B.

Chocolate hazelnut indulgence at barcelona

January 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJill

Doughnut muffin at Match in SONO

January 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHeather R.

Bread Pudding at Siena in Stamford.

January 28, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermitchells

The cannoli stuffed cupcakes at Sugar bakery! They are amazing - a cupcake and a cannoli in one! Doesn't get better than that!

January 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAshmi

Taste and See cupcakes in Milford, yum

January 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoanne Johnson

Coconut Cream Pie at Capital Grille. Fluffy clouds of Coconut with a hint of vanilla. This is decadence.

January 28, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterleslie

I'm a big fan of the Chocolate Truffle Beignets at Chocopologie. I'd also have to second Ashmi's vote for the cupcakes at Sugar -- amazing!!

January 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrad

The Good Guy from Crumbs!!

January 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSMK

Tres Leches at Basso Cafe in Norwalk, Yummmm :)

January 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDominica

The Chocolate Stout Cake from Darien Social is totally awesome!!!

January 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKevin

The coppa valentina from Capriccio - yum :)

February 2, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpaige

Tiramisu at Valbella.

February 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGeorgie

White cake with strawberry chantilly cream from DiMare's is my favorite cake.

February 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterYach

Luigi's (Trumbull) Sfogilatelle and Cannoli

February 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSal A.

Stockbridge's cheesecake (Shelton)

February 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoanne

I love the Chocolate Velvet cake at DiMare's - absolutely the most sinful chocolate cake around!

February 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaryn Ward

The Kahlua cake from DiMare's!!

February 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmy V

Butterscotch pudding @ Fat Cat Pizza in Norwalk

February 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCurlygrrrl

Elvis cupcake from Crumbs!

February 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

The Salted Caramel Ice Cream at Strada 18 in Sono - hands down the best ice cream on earth!

February 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

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