Chicago Mart Plaza Invites Guests to Stay For The Love of Chocolate

WHAT:  Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza partners with The French Pastry School and Merchandise Mart to host the For The Love of Chocolate annual black tie gala on February 5, 2011.  Highlights include stations of Cocoa Cuisine and celebrity chef tastings from the Mart Plaza’s very own Executive Chef Leonard Trevino and the famous Rick Bayless among 50 other award-winning chefs.  Cocoa Sutra will feature chocolate indulgences from pastry chefs and chocolatiers along with live music, body painting, and edible sculptures.  The newest addition is this year’s Cocoa Candy Land where human candy canes, lollipops, and chocolate bars will dance among guests as Marie Antoinette serves chocolate cake.

Guests of this feast for the senses can take advantage of an exclusive low rate at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, along with discounted tickets to the gala when they book a room first.  Guests may make reservations by calling the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza or going to the group rate link to reserve a room online. Following hotel confirmation, guests may call The French Pastry School at 312.726.2419 ext. 208 for a 25% discount when buying two tickets. Guests must supply their hotel confirmation number when purchasing tickets to For the Love of Chocolate. When checking in to the hotel, guests should have their proof-of-purchase to For the Love of Chocolate ready to present. All proceeds from event ticket sales will benefit the For the Love of Chocolate Scholarship Foundation.          

The Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza boasts panoramic views of the Chicago River and the famous Chicago skyline.  This contemporary hotel, which is adjacent to global design hub The Merchandise Mart, is located just blocks from the “Magnificent Mile,” Chicago’s most coveted attractions and the business district. The Chicago Mart Plaza truly has something for everyone. 

WHERE:     CHICAGO MART PLAZA
                          350 West Mart Center
                          Chicago IL 60654
                          312-836-5000
                          www.martplaza.com 

COST:        Chicago Mart Plaza Room rates starting at $86.66
                          Event Ticket Price: $300 per two tickets (a 25% discount)
 
WHEN:          Saturday, February 5 from 7 PM – 11 PM

RESERVE:   Call The French Pastry School at 312.726.2419 ext.208 to purchase tickets to For the Love of Chocolate Gala.

About For the Love of Chocolate Foundation
For the Love of Chocolate Foundation provides scholarships for qualified students in the specialized training of the pastry arts. The foundation awards scholarships to students in the full-time programs taught by The French Pastry School at the City Colleges of Chicago. For the Love of Chocolate Foundation promotes commitment in pastry arts education for individuals looking to change careers, as well as individuals who have shown potential in the culinary field but who have no formal pastry education.

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