Dandelion Chocolates getting creative with it for the holidays!

From their website, an amazing line-up for the inaugural year of what is sure to become a Mission holiday favorite!

The 12 Nights of Chocolate

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We’re very excited to announce a new holiday tradition that we are starting at our chocolate factory on Valencia Street: the 12 Nights of Chocolate!

Starting next Tuesday the 10th for 12 whole nights, we will be hosting a series of festive events celebrating our love of chocolate. The highlight of this series are the pastry chef nights where local pastry luminaries Emily Lucchetti, Janet Dalton, Jessica Sullivan, Lincoln Carson, Angela Gong, and Terri Wu will host intimate dessert evenings made with our chocolate. The profits from these pastry chef nights will go to benefit the SF / Marin Food Bank, which seeks to end hunger in San Francisco.

We’ll be posting more details as the month progresses, but here’s a quick overview of what we have planned:

#1 – Guatemala Sourcing Talk – Tuesday December, 10th
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Greg, our resident Bean Sourcer-er, will give a talk about his recent sourcing trip to Guatemala at 7:00PM in the cafe. FREE
#2 – Book signing and demo – Wednesday December, 11th
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Local Mission author Andrea Lawson Grey will be doing a book signing and demo for her new cookbook: CELEBRACIONES MEXICANAS – History, Traditions, and Recipes. Andrea will show us how to make Mexican Hot Chocolate and Chocolate Dipping Sauce for Churros starting at 7:00PM in the cafe. FREE
#3 – Food drive – Thursday December, 12th
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We’re kicking off our food-drive, by giving a free, special treat to anyone who brings in a food item for the SF / Marin Food Bank this day. The most needed items are: tuna, canned meat, peanut butter, soup, chili, beans, cereal, canned fruit and vegetables, and granola bars. Food collection bins will be available through the 21st. PLEASE NOTE: Cafe will be closing at 7 for our staff holiday party.
#4 – Tuscan Desserts with Jessica Sullivan – Friday December, 13th
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Previously the pastry chef at Boulevard and Prospect, Jessica now heads up the pastry program at the Delfina Group. She will be presenting a three course dessert tasting menu focused on Tuscan / Northern Italian Desserts with wine and spirit pairings from Locanda. 8:30PM $50 – PLEASE NOTE: the cafe will be closing at 8PM this night. More info and tickets here.
#5 – Wine and Chocolate – Saturday December, 14th
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An intimate evening with a wine and chocolate pairing in our upstairs mezzanine. Wines by Sonoma / San Francisco based Wattle Creek Winery. Limited to 14 people. More details and tickets here. 7PM. $75
#6 – Holiday Cookie Popup – Sunday December, 15th
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All day Sunday our pastry chef, Lisa Vega, will be exclusively making holiday cookies in the cafe. Come try her creations or bring some home. ALL DAY
#7 – Movie Night – Monday December, 16th
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We’re setting up the cafe as a small movie theater and screening Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory. There will be (chocolate-covered) popcorn and golden tickets of course. Popcorn and treats at 7:45, movie starts at 8:15 sharp. $15 Tickets herePLEASE NOTE: the cafe will be closing at 7:30PM this night.
#8 – Crunchy Creamy All Chocolate Pop Up Party with Emily Luchetti and Janet Dalton – Tuesday December, 17th
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Executive Chef, Author, and James Beard Board Member Emily Luchetti is teaming up with Janet Dalton, former pastry chef of Postrio to a host a night of desserts! Buy tickets in advance (some available at the door) and drop in between 7-9PM to try hot chocolate milk shakes, desserts, and other treats made by these amazing chefs. Lots and lots of treats.

The chefs wanted us to warn you to eat something savory before you come. Not responsible for overdosing on chocolate.

Drop in any time between 7-9PM. $35 – PLEASE NOTE: the cafe will be closing at 7PM this night. More info and tickets here (or at the door).
#9 – Wine and Chocolate II – Wednesday December, 18th
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An intimate evening with a wine and chocolate pairing in our upstairs mezzanine. Wines by Sonoma / San Francisco based Wattle Creek Winery. Limited to 14 people. More details and tickets here. 7PM. $75
#10 – Lincoln Carson – Thursday December, 19th
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Lincoln Carson, who heads up the pastry program at the Michael Mina restaurants will be hosting a chocolate and whisky ceremony with three Suntory whiskies; Hakushu, Hibiki and Yamazaki. 8:30PM $50 – PLEASE NOTE: the cafe will be closing at 8PM this night.More info and tickets here.
#11 – Angela Gong and Terri Wu – Friday December, 20th
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Angela Gong of Waterbar and Terri Wu of Farralon will be hosting a sweet and savory prix fixe chocolate menu with spirit pairings by Craig Lane of Bar Agricole. 8:30PM $50 – PLEASE NOTE: the cafe will be closing at 8PM this night. More info and tickets here.
#12 – Fondue Night – Saturday December, 21th
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We’re ending the 12 nights with Fondue! Starting at 6pm we will be offering fondue with a series of toppings in the cafe until close. 6PM until close (or until sold out).

Posted on December 4th, 2013 by  | 0 Comments

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