April 10, 2021 | 5pm to 9pm
Lago Custom Events | 1091 W. 10th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – AUG 28th, 2020
Chocolate Fest Cleveland is postponed till April 10th, 2021. Please understand the situation. We have not made this choice because we want to. The city will not allow for mass gatherings. Vendors have concerns, we have concerns. We hate the fact we can’t do our events. This year has been horrible for Taste CLE and it’s staff.
HOW THINGS WILL WORK
All tickets are still good for April event. The lineup is the same as well. It’s the same event, just pushed back. We only have one person working for Taste CLE right now because of layoffs. She is overwhelmed with customer service between all our event postponements so please be kind to her and patient. There are a few options.
1. Keep your ticket for April and as a BONUS … all guests that keep their ticket active will be entered into a raffle. We will be giving away free tickets to 10 people for the bonus classes, also giving out general admission alcohol tickets so you can give to a friend and we will have a grand prize where someone will win a basket full of chocolate, wine and other goodies valued at over $300. We want to show our appreciation for those that keep their tickets for the April date so that’s why we are doing this raffle and giving back to those that keep their tickets.
2. You can use the price you spent for these tickets as an in house credit with Taste CLE and apply that to any event we throw moving forward. So if you don’t want to wait till April, you can use the money for an event that is coming sooner.
3. Refund. Our only snag with this is that our merchant account informed us that we can not do refunds for transactions over a certain period of time. If you truly need the money back, we will find a way to get a refund to you. We are respectfully asking everyone to keep their tickets because we have no staff and are already behind on customer service. It would just be a huge help.
Please consider option #1. We have been doing this event for years now and it gets better and better each year. We realize $35 to some is no big deal but also respect that $35 is needed by some especially these days. We just hope if you can hold your ticket till new date. And who knows, you may be one of the lucky winners of FREE TICKETS, CLASS UPGRADES of the GRAND PRIZE BASKET.Send all customer service requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
The 4th Annual Chocolate Fest Cleveland. An event for everyone. Come to the biggest Chocolate event of the year. There will be chocolate vendors throughout providing samples of all their goodies, wine & chocolate pairing classes, truffle making classes, chocolate martini bar, craft beer, wine and food.
Ticket Cost Options
GENERAL ADMISSION (No Alcohol)
—Includes entrance, 14 sample tickets, souvenir bag and pizza & snacks
$25 Early Bird Rate (First 100)
$30 Regular Rate (Through March 31)
$35 Late Registration (April 1 to April 9)
$40 Day Of / Door Sales (April 10)
GENERAL ADMISSION (ALCOHOL INCLUDED)
—Includes entrance, 14 sample tickets, 2 ALCOHOL drink tickets, souvenir bag and pizza & snacks
$35 Early Bird Rate (First 100)
$40 Regular Rate (Through March 31)
$45 Late Registration (April 1 to April 9)
$50 Day Of / Door Sales (April 10)
WINE PAIRINGS & EDUCATIONAL CLASSES
This year, we’ve added a bunch of new mini events that you can sign up for. There is a wine/chocolate pairing class, truffle making class, the healthy side of chocolate class and more. You can add any of these classes to your shopping cart after you’ve selected which general admission ticket you’d like. These classes will be posted soon.
BARS & FOOD
There will be a full cash bar that includes our chocolate martini bar, other speciality cocktails, craft beer and wine. Prices range from $6 to $8 a drink. You can also buy a general admission ticket that includes two drink tickets. These drink tickets are discounted to $5 each so you save money buying the drink tickets in advance. Our staff will be walking around with pizza slices and other snacks which is included in your ticket purchase.
|Chocolate Fest - General Admission (Early Bird - First 100 Tickets)||$25||Tickets are sold out.|
|Chocolate Fest - General Admission (Through Aug 30)||$30|
|Chocolate Fest - Late Admission (Sept 1 - Sept 19)||$35|
|Chocolate Fest - General Admission w/ ALCOHOL (Early Bird - First 100 Tickets)||$35||Tickets are sold out.|
|Chocolate Fest - General Admission w/ ALCOHOL (Regular Rate Through August 30)||$40|
|Chocolate Fest - Late Admission w/ ALCOHOL (Sept 1 - Sept 19)||$45|
|Chocolate Fest CLE - Kids 16 and Under||$20|
The following are classes that are available at the event. They are limited seating and are add ons to the event. You do still need to purchase your general admission ticket to the event.
6:00pm – Wine & Chocolate Pairing Class
$25 per person (30 People Max)
This is a 4 course class where each course has a chocolate and wine paired with it. Joel, owner of Fantasy Candies, will be hosting the event and explain the differences between the types of chocolate. Maria from RC Distributing will be there to talk about the wine pairings.
WINE : Red Newt Circle Riesling
72% Dark Chocolate with an Almond
WINE : Harmony Cabernet Sauvignon
Pomegranate Baobab in Dark Chocolate
WINE : Sobon Rocky Top Zinfandel
WINE : Sobon Zin Port
7:00pm – Truffle Making Class
$20 per person (30 People Max)
Ever want to learn how to make truffles? Carolina from The Bom will be teaching a Chocolate Truffle Making class. Have fun experiencing their Adult Make & Take. You’ll flavor your chocolate truffles with tasty alcohol. Of course you can choose to make them without alcohol too. 🍷 Cheers!
When you check in, you’ll receive a souvenir bag so as you shop for goodies, you have a place to keep them. All the chocolate samples from our vendors are included in your ticket price and so is all the food which includes pizza and other finger foods.
OUR CHOCOLATE VENDORS
CLEVELAND CHOCOLATE COMPANY
CHOCOLATE MOONSHINE COMPANY
FANNIE MAY CHOCOLATES
MAMA NICOLE’S BROWNIES
CHOCOLATES BY ERIN
KERNELS BY CHRISSIE
CLEVELAND COOKIE DOUGH COMPANY
BITCHY VEGAN HOMO
CROCKER PARK GRAETERS
GOURMET BODY PASTRIE
If you are interested in being a vendor at our event, please click below for the vendor application.
DISCLAIMER / TERMS & CONDITIONS
When purchasing tickets, you agree that all sales are final. No refunds for any reason. All events are rain or shine.
No refunds due to Covid. If an event can’t be done, it will be postponed to a future date where your tickets can be used.