Chocolate, Dessert & Wine Lover's 'Tasting' Fundraiser

Stephanie Webster

"Every now and then, an event comes along that simply needs no sales pitch." We used these words to describe 2011's Chocolate, Dessert & Wine Lover's 'Tasting' Evening to benefit The Shelter for the Homeless. After actually experiencing this sinfully sweet event, I must say forcefully...just go.  Why you may ask? The answer is simple. On Thursday, February 9th, 2012 over 70 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 Sono Baking Company, Aux Delices, Suckerborne, and D'Mare Pastry Shop, 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 Marriot Hotel & Spa, 243 Tresser Boulevard, Stamford CT

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

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

Chocolate, Dessert & Delicious Food From:    

Aurora Gourmet, Aux Délices, Bad Louie’s Fudge, Cabot Creamery Cooperative Cathy’s Biscotti, Chocolations, Chocomania, Chunky Pam’s Sweet Shoppe Crumbs Bake Shop, DiMare Pastry Shop, Dove Chocolate Discoveries Fairway Market, Galaxy Cookies, Gourmetibles, Izzi B’s Allergen – Free Cupcakes, Jacky’s Jams & Jellies, Just Buns, Kona Grill, Lindt Chocolate R.S.V.P, Longford’s Own-Made Ice Cream Mostly Myrtle’s, Pink’s Babycakes, Platte Clove Naturals, Porricelli’s Market, Pure Dark, Rizzuto’s, Sophia’s Sweet Bites, Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa Suckerborne, Sweet Loren’s, Sweet Rexie’s, The Chocolate Box NYC, The Purple Pear By Tina, The SoNo Baking Company & Café, Travel Chocolate, Unbakeables

Wine & Beverage From:

Anheuser – Busch BevMax, Crazy Grapes, Drinx Unlimited Ducky Life Tea, Moon Doggie Coffee, Robeks, The Olde Burnside Brewing Company, WestFair Staffing, ZYR Vodka


* 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