Mmmm…chocolate and beer. But, Pike’s Chocofest is much more than just chocolate and beer, as if that wasn’t enough. More than sixty vendors will be on hand for this year’s Chocofest on February 10 at the Pike Pub. In addition to some great breweries, like Chuckanut, Silver City, and Ommegang, there will be treats from chocolatiers, various local restaurants, distillers, bakeries, vintners and more. This is a great pairing event benefiting a good cause: Puget Soundkeeper Alliance.
Here is more info from Pike:
FOREPLAY BEFORE THE BIG DAY: The Pike Brewing Company will celebrate Pike Chocofest on February 10, 2013.A SWEET HISTORY: Pike Chocofest began in 2009 as a romantic experience, designed to expose the sensual relationship between chocolate and beer, as Seattle is a love-nest for both. Wine, spirits, cider and mead also cohabit-ate deliciously with chocolate, though perhaps they are not as orgasmic a combination as with beer–vintners, distillers, and mead makers might disagree. For years wineries have promoted red wine and chocolate; drinking eau de vie with chocolate truffles at the end of the meal is expected in Switzerland and France.Guests can pleasurably decide for themselves at Pike Chocofest 2013, where a wide variety of potables will be paired with chocolate and savory comestibles; a tasting, as the saying goes, from “soup to nuts” and “sweet to savory.” It’s a virtual orgy for food and drink lovers! Owners and representatives from more than sixty vendors: local wineries, distilleries, cider makers, brewers, and importers, along with restaurants, brewers, bakers, cheese makers, a coffee roaster, too; all sampling their wares and sharing their stories.SPECIAL PUB HOURS ON FEBRUARY 10: On February 10, the Pike Pub will close at 4:00 pm for regular service and will reopen at 5:00 p.m. for Chocofest guests who will be able to enjoy food and drink in Pike’s Microbrewery Museum, in each of the rooms in the pub, and in the brewery cellar.BENEFIT FOR PUGET SOUNDKEEPER ALLIANCE: Pike Chocofest is a Valentine’s gift for everyone involved, including Puget Soundkeeper Alliance for helping to keep local waters pristine. Speaking oflocal waters, another love potion on which most everyone agrees will be featured at Pike Chocofest2013: Taylor United oysters on the half shell.