Washington DC chefs will turn chocolate into wearable art as well as serve delicious edible creations. Throughout the event, 50 award winning chefs will offer both sweet and savory tasting of chocolate inspired dishes.
The highlight of the event will be a Chocolate Fashion Show. The show will feature chef's artistic creations of cocoa and couture. The created ensembles will be edible attire.
The exclusive sponsor of the event is Baci Perugina. The legendary Italian chocolatier and America’s leading authentic Italian chocolate brand, is best known for its iconic Baci confections. Baci means “kisses” in Italian and each chocolate contains a special message of love that hugs the individual confection. Baci feature a silky, dark chocolate exterior that envelopes gianduia, a sensuous whipped chocolate filling blended with finely chopped hazelnuts, then topped with a whole hazelnut. The history of Perugina is ripe with legend, tradition and romance.
Since this event raises funds for charity, the grand raffle is a prize of any chocolate lovers dream, a trip for 2 to Italy. Baci Perugina will contribute the following: car service from Pienza, Italy to Perugina headquarters in Perugia, tour of the Perugina Chocolate Factory, visit to the Perugina Chocolate Museum, chocolate class at the world famous Perugina Scuola del Cioccolato (Chocolate School), and return car service to Pienza.
This event benefits Heart of America Foundation® (HOA), a DC-based nonprofit that combines volunteer service and literacy to support the needs of at-risk children in the D.C. area and nationwide. Proceeds from Charity in Chocolate will go to help HOA's Books From The Heart™ program which provides books to children living in poverty.
The Charity in Chocolate event on September 6 will be held at the Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. The event begins at 6 pm. To purchase tickets please visit http://www.chocolatefashionshow.org/tickets/.