The Legendary 10th Taste of Chocolate Festival in Harvard Square
The wait is over! The Harvard Square Business Association is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated annual Taste of Chocolate Festival. The highlight of this beloved weekend extravaganza is the free Chocolate Tasting Event on Saturday, January 27th from 1pm – 2pm. Please join us on Brattle Plaza (in front of Brattle Square Florist at 31 Brattle Street) for heavenly chocolate treats from some of Harvard Square’s most loved restaurants!
Come early! This celebration of all things chocolate attracts hundreds of chocoholics! Bring your dancing shoes (or boots! It’s a great way to burn off those calories you will consume!) – once again, our friends Grooversity will warm the crowd with their infectious and heart stopping percussion combining traditional Brazilian grooves like Samba and Axe with Funk, Rock, Jazz and even Hip Hop.
Businesses generously giving out chocolate samples include:
Grafton Street Pub & Grill
Grafton Street Pub & Grill will be featuring Chocolate Stuffed Figs - golden figs stuffed with a rum-chocolate ganache and dipped in dark chocolate – all weekend.
Grafton Street Pub & Grill, 1230 Massachusetts Avenue, graftonstreetcambridge.com, (617) 497-0400
Harvest Executive Pastry Chef Joshua Livsey will be showcasing his Dark Chocolate Cremeux ($11) January 26th, 27th and 28th! A recent finalist on Food Network's Holiday Baking Championship, Chef Josh will combine local ingredients and Valrhona chocolate along with medjool date ice cream, cherry & chocolate meringue. Visit Harvest, located at 44 Brattle Street, from Friday January 27-Sunday January 29 during brunch, lunch or dinner to enjoy Chef Josh's Dark Chocolate Cremeux!
Harvest, 44 Brattle Street, harvestcambridge.com, (617) 868-2255
Henrietta’s Table will be featuring a chocolate peanut butter mousse cake with a liquid chocolate center.
Henrietta’s Table, 1 Bennett Street, henriettastable.com, (617) 661-5005
Flour Bakery + Café
During Chocolate Weekend, at their Harvard Square location, Flour Bakery + Café will offer gluten-free caramel chocolate oreos, crisp chocolate cookies with a creamy and gooey caramel center.
Flour Bakery + Café, 114 Mount Auburn Street, flourbakery.com, (617) 714-3205
Off the Beaten Path Food Tours
Harvard Square Chocolate Tour: Book Today!
Looking to explore many of Harvard Square's chocolate destinations in the company of a friendly, knowledgeable guide? Take a Harvard Square Chocolate Tour with Off The Beaten Path Food Tours. Calling all chocoholics! Join us for a unique and delectable, 90-minute adventure through historical Harvard Square. You'll hear interesting stories about the Square, learn fun facts about chocolate, and sample the best and most interesting chocolaty treats around while learning about the concepts behind them. Each tour includes 4-6 stops with plenty of varied chocolate treats and less than a mile of walking. Participants must sign up in advance via the website at www.offthebeatenpathfoodtours.com/harvardsquare. This tour is suitable for all ages and runs on Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 7pm, and Sundays at 2pm. Chocolate tour tickets are $35/pp and include all food and fun. Hurry before we sell out!
Off the Beaten Path Food Tours, offthebeatenpathfoodtours.com
the red house
the red house, 98 Winthrop Street, theredhouse.com, (617) 576-0605