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Warm, Dark, Sweet and Luscious: Chocolate Festival in Harvard Square!
 

 
 
The legendary Harvard Square Chocolate Festival returns January 24th – 26th.
 
Chocolate lovers rejoice! It may be cold outside, but it is warm in Harvard Square!  Come celebrate and indulge yourself with chocolate-inspired appetizers, salads, entrees, cocktails and sublime desserts from some of our finest restaurants. 



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Saturday, January 25th
Harvard Square Chocolate Sampling Event
From 1pm – 2pm
 
Brattle Plaza (27 Brattle Street) will play host to an array of chocolaty samples from restaurants and shops from across Harvard Square.  The Second Line Social Aid & Pleasure Society Brass Band, a Harvard Square favorite, will be on hand  playing rousing songs which will surely get the party started.  Harvard Square restaurants and businesses who will be generously giving out chocolate samples include:  
 
Ben & Jerry’s
BoConcept
Evelyn and Angels
Finale
First Printer
Follow the Honey
Hidden Sweets
J.P. Licks
Legal Sea Foods
Lizzy's Ice Cream
Shake Shack
The Sinclair
Sweet
Toscano
Zipcar
UNO
The Just Crust
 
Beat Hotel
Beat Hotel will offer fabulous braised short ribs with chocolate and rosemary and 2 chocolate cocktails during the Chocolate Festival January 24th – 26th.
 
Beat Hotel, 13 Brattle Street, www.beathotel.com, (617) 499-0001
 
BoConcept
BoConcept will be offering 20% off their Dark Brown (Chocolate) Andorra Leather on any sofa line and configuration during Chocolate Festival weekend.
 
BoConcept, 999 Massachusetts Avenue, www.boconcept.com, (617) 588-7777
 
Cardullo’s Gourmet Shoppe
In celebration of the Annual Chocolate Festival weekend, Cardullo’s will be offering 15% off anything chocolate in the store - with the mention of the discount upon check out.   
 
Cardullo’s Gourmet Shoppe, 6 Brattle Street, www.cardullos.com, (617) 491-8888

Evelyn & Angel’s
Evelyn & Angel’s will be sampling hot chocolate during Chocolate Festival weekend.  It is prepared with melted fine chocolate, whole milk and spices.  It is rich and delicious and perfect for a winter day.

Evelyn & Angel’s, 1702 Massachusetts Avenue, www.facebook.com/EvelynAndAngelsCandy, (617) 547-0175

Follow the Honey
Founders and artisanal small batch creators will be sharing samples on site, Saturday, January 25th:

12-2pm Julie and Carrie from Pure 7
3-6pm Russ & Shari from Apotheker'sValentines Day is right around the corner ~ so give honey [chocolate] to your honey!

Follow the Honey, 1132 Massachusetts Avenue, www.followthehoney.com, (617) 945-7356

 
Harvard Museum of Natural History
Visit the famed Glass Flowers gallery at the Harvard Museum of Natural History to see exquisitely realistic hand-crafted glass models of Cacao, as well as cashew nuts, mango, pineapple, and other edible plants.  Newly on display are Blaschka models of apple and apricots showing the diseases afflict these fruiting trees, as well as other models of Salvia and Oxalis illustrating methods of insect pollination.  These models have not been on display at Harvard in over a decade. 
 
Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, www.hmnh.harvard.edu, (617) 495-3045
 
Hidden Sweets
Please visit the folks from Hidden Sweets at the Chocolate Tasting Event on January 25th and get your 20% off chocolate coupon.  Hidden Sweets also provides 15% off to college and university students.

Hidden Sweets, 25 Brattle Street, www.hiddensweets.com, (617) 497-2600

J.P. Licks
J.P. Licks, Harvard Square location, will be offering $1 off hot chocolate during the Chocolate Festival weekend.
 
J.P. Licks, 1312 Massachusetts Avenue, www.jplicks.com, (617) 492-1001
 
the red house
Chocolate Menu – available January 24th -26th
 
A P P E T I Z E R S                                                                     
pulled pork & monterey jack enchilada
with molé sauce & jicama slaw
 
spinach salad
with Swiss bresaola, shaved white chocolate & raspberry vinaigrette
 
chocolate covered bacon skewer
with almonds & cherries
 
E N T R E E S                                                                             
cocoa-rubbed short ribs of beef
braised with mild Oaxacan cocoa & smoked chilies
 
roasted duck breast
with dried cherry molé sauce
 
chocolate-dusted scallops 
with vanilla shallot-butter
 
D E S S E R T S
chocolate pecan bread pudding
with homemade whipped cream
 
fresh fruit chocolate fondue
with strawberries, pineapple & mango
 
nutella crepe 
with fresh berries
 
L I B A T I O N S
café molé   7.
Patron XO Café Dark, crème de cacao, Bailey’s Irish cream, chipotle simple syrup, & nutmeg
 
ChocoVine   8.
Dutch chocolate blended into red wine
 
3-course prix fixe menu, $35 per person 
beverage, tax, & gratuity excluded
sorry! the kitchen is unable to split orders & make substitutions for items on this special menu
all items available a la carte, ask your server for pricing
 
the red house, 98 Winthop Street, www.theredhouse.com, (617) 576-0605

Shake Shack
Winter's in full swing - time to cozy up to a delicious cup of hot chocolate!  From January 24th - 26th, in celebration of the annual Chocolate Festival, stop by Shake Shack's new Harvard Square location at 92 Winthrop Street for a FREE cup of Dark Hot Chocolate.  Shake Shack's house made hot chocolate features a blend of bittersweet dark chocolates, fresh milk and cream.  Cheers!

Shake Shack, 92 Winthrop Street, www.shakeshack.com, (617) 758-8495
 
The Sinclair
The Sinclair will be offering a special cocktail for Harvard Square's Chocolate Festival! The Hot Choco-Flufftail ($9) will be available all weekend and is made of Melletti Italian Ciocollato liqueur, Marshmallow Fluff syrup, Brandy, cinnamon and hot water.

The Sinclair, 52 Church Street, www.sinclaircambridge.com, (617) 547-5200
 
TistiK
Make sure to stop by TistiK for beautiful jewelry and accessories.  While you are there, check out their chocolate themed window display!
 
TistiK, 54 Church Street, www.shoptistik.com, (617) 661-0900
 
 
 

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