Thursday, September 3, 2009

Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival



The Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival
September 12 - 13, 12 to 5
Click Here for more information

Event Schedule

SATURDAY
Chef Demonstrations, In West Plaza
1:00 - Chef Mitchell Hughes, Spun Sugar
2:00 - Chef Casey Thompson, Top Chef Season 3 Finalist
3:00 - Kara Lind, Kara’s Cupcakes
4:00 - Steve Genzoli, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

Main Stage, Beach Street
2:00–2:15 - Earthquake Ice Cream Sundae Eating Contest
2:15–2:30 - Children’s Ice Cream Sundae Eating Contest 5–8 year olds
2:30–2:45 - Children’s Ice Cream Sundae Eating Contest 9–12 year olds

SUNDAY
Chef Demonstrations, In West Plaza
1:00 - Chef Jason Etzkin, Fairmont San Francisco
2:00 - Chef Casey Thompson, Top Chef Season 3 Finalist
3:00 - Chef Rebecca Lugtu, Sweet Dreams
4:00 - Steve Genzoli, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

Main Stage, Polk Street
2:00–2:15 - Children’s Ice Cream Sundae Eating Contest 5–8 year olds
2:15–2:30 - Children’s Ice Cream Sundae Eating Contest 9–12 year olds

BOTH DAYS
All Day - Cost Plus Wine & Chocolate Lounge, Beach Street
All Day - Cadillac Ride & Drive, Polk Street
All Day - Peekadoodle Kidsclub Craft Area, Beach Street
12:30, 2:30, 4:30 - Wine & Chocolate Pairing Seminar in Cellar360, $5
3:00, 5:00 (Saturday only) - Chocolate Tea Party at Crown & Crumpet Tea Salon, $12

13 comments:

Icy BC said...

Oh boy, what a heavenly festival! I would love to be there, Jo!

Cher said...

my hubby and lil' girl would love to be in such festival!

betchai said...

oh, the chocolate makes my knees weak now :) would love to be part of the festival as well

Ratty said...

I would love to watch the chef demonstrations. I like seeing how things are made. And maybe I just like to watch other people work. :)

Secondary Roads said...

Oh, that looks so incredibly good!

Tes said...

Ooh, my hubby is a sweet-tooth! He'll love this!

C said...

A chocolate festivaaaaalllll????!!!!! weeeeeeee!!!!!!!! Can I come? Can I come? Can I come? :)

WillOaks Studio said...

I wish, I wish, I wish I were closer to indulge in more of my very favorite chocolate!! I remember my first visit to S.F. in '77 and that's when I first discovered this heavenly treat, sigh. Have a few pieces for me!

Robin said...

I could use some chocolate right about now ;)
I was just wondering about Ya'Sou! I'm getting a 404 error?

Salitype said...

oh! the hubby and my liitle one would love that festival...when can we have those festival here...ahhh!

bessye said...

That's my favorite, it's the only one I buy!
You know Joanne...if your going to tempt us so vividly, you ought to have a scratch and smell mechanism.

bessye

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Icy, it's where I get my chocolate fix :)

Cher, I wish you could all be here.

betchai, :) I know exactly what you mean.

Ratty, the demonstrations are fun but I, as you, love to watch others work :)

Secondary, It is decadently sinful

Tes, I have a sweet tooth as well

C, I'll see ya there.

WillOaks, I promise I will have many pieces for you and will also raise my merlot in toast to you :)

Robin, I always could use some chocolate.

Salitype, I wish you were here to help me taste all those treats.

bessye, You have the perfect idea. With all of this technology you would think Silicon Valley would come up with the scratch and sniff thing. Or even better a taste mechanism. Ghirardelli is my favorite too :)

Erik said...

We need that here...of course it would end up being a "hot" chocolate festival.