Chocolate, Wine & Food Lovers Evening 2015 Sweet Deets + Ticket Giveaway

19 Jan

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and, you know what that means: yup, time for the annual Chocolate, Wine, & Food Lovers Evening! This year it’s going down on 2/5 from 6-9 at The Marriott Hotel & Spa in Stamford. This event has been held as a way to not only help people find the best drinks, food, and desserts in Fairfield County, but to also give attendees a chance to pick up some great gifts at the Valentine Boutique or via silent auctions. But, the real heart of the event is the cause: 100% of the proceeds go directly to Shelter for the Homeless, a Stamford-based organizaton that serves Lower Fairfield County by “[P]roviding temporary housing to homeless men, striving to obtain permanent supportive housing and services for men and women tailored  to meet their relevant needs, and empowering people to help themselves achieve their greatest level of self-sufficiency.”

Last year was so much fun, we talked with so many great people, ate so much great food and tried out so many new restaurants, drinks, chocolates, and cupcakes that it was well worth it. Tickets are just $60 and can be bought here, by calling (203) 406-0017, or online/at the door for $70 after 2/4.  

If you’re feeling particulary lucky, you can win a pair of tickets from us by commenting on this post. Just tell us about one thing you do to help give back to the community or a cause that you care about. If you’d like, you can comment, instead, on our FB post that announces this event and the contest. This contest closes on Friday, 1/23, at 3 pm when we’ll announce the one random winner on our FB page.

As of 1/15, here are the restaurants, bakeries, and shops involved with more to be added:

  1. Aux Delices
  2. Bad Louies Fudge
  3. Baldanza Natural Market & Café
  4. BevMax
  5. Burgers, Shakes & Fries
  6. Cabot Creamery
  7. Casa Villa
  8. Cathy’s Biscotti
  9. Candy Scoop
  10. Casa Villa
  11. CESCO’S
  12. Chocolate Rain
  13. Chocopologie
  14. Connecticut Cookie company
  15. Darien Cheese Shop
  16. DiMare Pastry
  17. Drinx unlimited
  18. Eventi Coffee
  19. Forever Sweet Bakery
  20. Helen Ainson
  21. Kona Grill
  22. Le Rouge – Handmade Chocolates by Aarti
  23. Longford’s Own Made Ice Cream
  24. Nestle Waters
  25. Olio Restaurant
  26. Onyx Moonshine
  27. Paloma
  28. Pink Cupcake Shack
  29. Robeks
  30. Shearwater
  31. Some Things Fishy Catering, Ltd.
  32. Stamford Marriott
  33. Ten Twenty Post
  34. Tschudin Chocolates & Confections
  35. Unbakeables
  36. Westford Hill Distillery
  37. ZYR Vodka

20 Responses to “Chocolate, Wine & Food Lovers Evening 2015 Sweet Deets + Ticket Giveaway”

  1. Eric Strom November 19, 2015 at 6:48 am #

    We help raise seeing eye dogs for Guiding Eyes For The Blind. So rewarding!


  2. Yvette November 18, 2015 at 9:17 pm #

    I work for a non-profit agency that provides services to foster children with special needs. I love the kids I work with. I would really like to attend this event in 2016.


  3. Mike T January 21, 2015 at 6:13 pm #

    I`ve donated time and money to The United Way. Their “Day of Caring” event is a rewarding experience to participate in. So many local causes benefit from it.

    BTW, saw you guys talking about Paloma in Connecticut Magazine, very cool.


    • Dan and Kristien Del Ferraro January 21, 2015 at 6:20 pm #

      That’s great, Mike! What’s the Day of Caring about, do tell! :) Always nice to learn new things.

      Which issue of Connecticut Magazine are you talking about? :)


  4. Meghan January 21, 2015 at 1:09 pm #

    My mom and I volunteer at Waveny Care Center with our certified therapy dog. It is so wonderful to see how much joy he brings to the senior citizens!


  5. Camila Bortolleto January 20, 2015 at 11:42 pm #

    I educate the immigrant community on their rights!


    • Dan and Kristien Del Ferraro January 21, 2015 at 7:39 am #

      You definitely do, Camila! We saw that you were named to the 40 under 40 list this year by Connecticut Magazine. Really amazing work. Thanks for all you do! :)


  6. Steve January 20, 2015 at 7:10 pm #

    I give blood at least twice a year! I’m a rare type in demand – happy to help. Hope I can go this cool event!


  7. Pam January 20, 2015 at 12:31 pm #

    Organ donation is a cause near to my heart!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Barbara Hallen January 20, 2015 at 11:03 am #

    As an Ovarian and Breast Cancer survivor, I primarily support Ovarian Cancer Awareness. Most importantly, I volunteer for a program supported by the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance called STS- Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Womens Lives. We go in to medical schools and speak with medical and health professional students to help them recognize symptoms and risks of Ovarian Cancer when with their patients, so the disease can be caught earlier. Ovarian Cancer has no reliable screening test.


    • Dan and Kristien Del Ferraro January 20, 2015 at 12:22 pm #

      Barbara, congratulations on beating cancer, but also on being such a great supporter of awareness and helping survivors out. That’s amazing work that you’re doing and you’re definitely making a difference.

      Thanks so much for sharing your story.


  9. Eric Strom January 19, 2015 at 7:12 pm #

    We raise puppies for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, and would do just about anything for any animal cause!


  10. Diana Soli January 19, 2015 at 3:58 pm #

    I give back by donating blood and have given over 10 gallons
    Would love to attend!


  11. Tara Teetman January 19, 2015 at 11:47 am #

    Please enter me into the drawing! Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Dan and Kristien Del Ferraro January 19, 2015 at 11:49 am #

      Tara, just let us know one thing you do to help out your community or a cause that you care greatly about then we’ll enter you in! Thanks :)



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