I can smell the chocolate already. The truffles, the pastries, the candies, and even the chocolate martinis. It will be my own personal nirvana, just like it was last year.
Tomorrow night, I will be volunteering at the Chocolate Lovers' Soiree, which benefits a local non-profit called the Easton Main Street Initiative. It's an important fundraiser for this small organization in the city's downtown.
I first attended the event two years ago (it's first year) with my boyfriend. After paying our admission we went inside, grabbed dessert plates and began filling up on tasting-sized samples of all things chocolate. Since we arrived towards the end, some of the goodies were gone much to our disappointment. Still, we had a good time and planned to return the next year, albeit at the start of the event!
Flash forward to 2008: I've become a regular volunteer with this organization and got to "work" the event as a waitress. Though I was tired when the night ended, I had a lot of fun, so this year I'll be donning my cute waitress apron once more and clearing plates and cups.
I'm personally looking forward to the return of the chocolate fountains, which were extremely popular last year, and the demonstrations by chocolate chefs from Dolce Patisserie and Tombler's Bakery. And while I didn't have much time for snacking last year, this time I'm hoping to get a couple sips of chocolate tea from Christine's Secret Garden.
Anyone want to bet on how much weight I gain? (Just kidding.)