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2008 Event Details

Saturday, February 9, 2008  •  The French Pastry School  •  Chicago, IL
Ticket Price: $250 (includes food & drink) - SOLD OUT!

6:30pm - 11:00pm

Participating Chefs : Sculpture Garden : Cocoa Couture : Cocoa Sutra : Cocoa Cabana : Cocoa Lounge : Entertainment : Photography : Event Sponsors : Special Thanks : Volunteers

The foundation is hosting a fundraiser February 9th, 2008 and we would like to have you and your organization be a sponsor for the scholarship fund and participate with us at the event. Sponsorship is an excellent way for you to become directly associated with our school and students and allows you the privilege of playing host for your own customer appreciation party at one of the premier pastry events in the country.

The event will be a buffet of exquisite French fare prepared by some of Chicago's preeminent chefs, followed by an exotic passage through a chocolate wonderland. Your trip will begin at Cocoa Sutra, where you can indulge your senses with chocolate body art, exotic chocolate creations, belly dancers, chocolate healing massage and more. From there, feel free to head to Cocoa Cabana for the sultry beat of our all-night Salsa Dance Club. Then, at 8:30 sharp, you will need to keep your eyes on the runway as the Cocoa Couture Fashion Show gets under way, showcasing the latest chocolate fashions by the country’s top pastry chefs. After all the excitement, you can take a leisurely stroll through the Cocoa Sculpture Garden, where you and your friends can take in a mesmerizing chocolate art exhibit. Finally, be sure to make your way to the entrance of the hip VIP Cocoa Lounge, so you can mingle and hobnob with Chicago's elite…enjoying the latest trends in mixology and chocolate delicacies.

Oh, and don’t forget to look for the treasure in your decadent box of French Pastry School Chocolate Bon Bons! Who knows who might be the lucky winner of a free trip to Paris—it may be you!

In addition to sampling some of the best desserts in Chicago, the event will allow guests to:

Wear chocolate – Watch artists take chocolate to another realm, creating chocolate body art for those who dare to participate.

Admire chocolate – Models roam the catwalk, showing off intricate edible couture attire, created by local chocolatiers and designers. Elaborate and beautiful chocolate sculptures created by some of Chicago's top chocolate artists will tower on tables. And the dazzling chocolate wedding cake competition is sure to be a feast for the eyes...

Indulge in chocolate – Guests will have the opportunity to saunter through our opulent Cocoa Sutra Room — a luxurious and sensuous area designed for that very special Valentine. And throughout The French Pastry School, guests will enjoy a flavorful explosion of chocolate as they sample treats from Chicago restaurants of every kind, whether it be the perfect truffle, chocolate martini, petit four, mousse or cake.

Dance to "choco-latte" – Take your chocolate, toss in a little meringue and MAMBO! Anything is possible! For more information on the Salsa Congress, please visit

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Ticket Price: $250 (includes food & drink) - SOLD OUT!

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