The 2013 Chocolate Affair

For those of you heading to The 2013 Chocolate Affair tomorrow, you’re in for something special. For those of you who have not gotten tickets, I hear that the response to this year’s event has been incredible and tickets are going fast. Why? Just take a look at the following line-up of food and drink-related participants:
Adam’s Apples, Amaretto Bistro, Barker Chocolate Box, Buffalo Cookie Company, Butterwood Sweet & Savory, Canine Cupcakes, Casa Larga Vineyards, Chrusciki Bakery, Cupcake Orchard, D&M Confections, Divine Chocolate Fountains, Dove Chocolates, Duncan Donuts, Irishman Pub, Kelly’s Country Store, Mazurek’s Bakery, Muscoreil’s Fine Desserts, Niagara Wine Trail, Nitro Magic Ice Cream, PamAm Grill / Pearl St., Paula’s Donuts, Park Edge Sweet Shoppe, Perfetto Restaurant, Romano’s Italian Bakery, Salvatores, Spot Coffee, Sprinkle Box Shop, Stuffed Chocolate, Swirls Market Café, Wheatberry Bake Shop, Willow Creek Winery, Winery of Ellicottville, Niagara Landing Wine Cellars, Vizcarra Vineyards at Becker Farms, The Winery at Marjim Manor, Blackbird Cider Works, Victorianbourg Wine Estate, Spring Lake Winery, Long Cliff Vineyards, A Gust of Sun Winery, Leonard Oakes Estates Winery, Freedeom Run Winery, Chateau Niagara Winery, Black Willow Winery…
Between chocolatiers and wineries, there are going to be a lot of people having a good time in the city tomorrow night. I also noticed that there are a number of sensuous boutiques and spas that will be representing at the event. Sounds like the perfect place to begin scoping out Valentine’s ideas while indulging in sumptuous tastings. 
The 2013 Chocolate Affair
Thursday-January 31st  5:00-9:30 PM
Marquis de Lafayette Ballroom
Hotel Lafayette | 391 Washington Street, Downtown Buffalo
Chocolate Dessert Samples, Chocolate Wine Tastings, Chocolate Giveaways, Music… to help support Hospice Buffalo.  It’s a great Girls’ Night Out and Perfect Pre-Valentine Date Night!  Must be 21 or Older to Attend.  Get more info and tix here.
*Get a GOLDEN TICKET for Early Admission at 5PM & first to EnJOY all the Chocolate Dessert Samples, Wine Tastings, Music, Giveaways, Cash Bar & More! ($35)
*Or Get a General Admission Ticket 6:30-9:30PM / 3 Hours of Chocolate Samples, Wine Tastings, Music, Giveaways, Cash Bar

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Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Catalyst behind the Pierce-Arrow Film Arts Center. Throws The Witches Ball at The Hotel @ The Lafayette. Themed New Years mayhem at various locations. Next up: Porchfest... Also offers package tours of the city for groups or individuals. Contact Newell Nussbaumer |


Not sure where these photos’s or information came from but the so called Chocolate affair was the worst event I’ve ever been to! The crowd was more like cattle being prodded along to a slaughter house. The cost was outrageous for what was no more than a “craft fair”. After spending more than 20 minutes being pushed and shoved along a fire hazardous hallway by mobs of “free gifters” (none to be had) my friend and I turned around and left … chocolate and wine less. We also were charged $10.00 for parking. This event was a total waste of time, money and energy. On a happier note we did venture down to the basement, to Butterwood Restaurant and had a fabulous dinner with wine.

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