While we're still a few weeks away from some turkey and tryptophan, there's a solution if you're looking for some early indulgence.
For those with a sweet tooth, mosey down the 405 for a little chocolate lovin'. Over at the Fountain Valley Recreation Center, 50 tempting vendors will be showcasing their wares. They've even thought of the perfect pairing to go along with dessert: wine tastings!
For $25, attendees will have exposure to candy makers, gift vendors, and all things wine and chocolate. Admission allows for eight chocolate and three wine tastings, but you could always purchase more tastes on-site. This second-annual charity soiree will be indoors, thanks to expected less-than-desirable weather conditions over the weekend.
If your curiosity has been piqued, check out a video from last year's inaugural event. What's that saying? Life's uncertain; eat dessert first!
For more information on the OC Chocolate Festival, click here.
A contributing writer for OC Weekly, Anne Marie freelances for multiple online and print publications, and guest judges for culinary competitions. A Bay Area transplant, she graduated with a degree in Hospitality Management from Cal Poly Pomona. Find her on Instagram as brekkiefan.