11TH Annual Taste of Chocolate Festival in Harvard Square
Friday, January 25, 2019 - Sunday, January 27, 2019 all-day
The Legendary 11th Taste of Chocolate Festival in
Friday, January 25th – January 27th, 2018
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 26th from 1 pm – 2 pm. 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 and businesses!
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:
…and more to be added!
In addition, chocolate promotions and sweet deals are on full display all weekend throughout the Square. Businesses looking forward to welcoming you to the sweetest weekend of the year include:
Black Sheep Bagel Cafe
Chocolate chip bagel with Nutella and berries for $4, suggested with our hot chocolate or mocha latte, and chocolate pound cake for dessert.
Black Sheet Bagel Cafe, 56 JFK Street, harvardsquare.com/restaurants/black-sheep-bagel-cafe-0, (617) 945-2189
Breathe Cambridge, 30 JFK Street- Suite 2, harvardsquare.com/services/breathe-cambridge, (617) 547-9328
Buy 6 get 1 free moonshine fudge bars.
Cabot’s Candy, 1300 Massachusetts Avenue, harvardsquare.com/cabots-candy, (617) 497-7500
Cambridge Artists Cooperative
Be sure to come into the shop & enjoy our January Sale, 20% off the entire store & treat yourself to a sampling of chocolates!
Cambridge Artists Cooperative, 59A Church Street, harvardsquare.com/cambridge-artists-cooperative-gallery, (617) 868-4434
Charles Square Parking Garage
Park at the Charles Square Garage and receive discounted parking (coupons available at harvardsquareparking.com) and a complimentary York Peppermint Patty upon leaving the facility.
Charles Square Parking Garage, One Bennett Street, harvardsquare.com/charles-square-garage, (617) 491-0298
Eliot Street Café – Dunkin Donuts
Eliot Street Café – Dunkin Donuts is featuring a chocolate lovers donut through the remainder of January. They will also be introducing their new Brownie Batter & Cookie Dough Double Filled Square Donut during Chocolate Weekend.
Eliot Street Café – Dunkin Donuts, 65 JFK Street, harvardsquare.com/eliot-st-cafedunkin-donuts, (617) 354-5096
Flour Bakery & Cafe
Flour in Harvard Square will have slices of their midnight chocolate cake (devil's food chocolate cake with milk chocolate buttercream frosting finished in chocolate ganache.
Flour Bakery & Cafe, 114 Mount Auburn Street, harvardsquare.com/restaurants/flour-bakery-cafe, (617) 714-3205
Grafton Street Pub & Grill
Black Cocoa Brownie
Baked charcoal brownie, buttermilk & cocoa nib semifreddo, freeze-dried raspberries
Sheridan's Iced Mocha
Coffee-infused Irish Whiskey, tempus fugit creme de cacao, Nutella whipped cream
Grafton Street, 1230 Massachusetts Avenue, harvardsquare.com/grafton-street-pub-grill, (617) 497-0400
Henrietta’s Table will be returning to the annual Chocolate Tasting event and serving tempting chocolate pastries! Can’t make it to the event? Stop by the restaurant for an equally delicious chocolate treat all month long!
Henrietta's table, One Bennett Street, harvardsquare.com/henriettas-table, (617) 661-5005
Off the Beaten Path Food Tours & Experiences
Love Chocolate and Harvard Square? Join Off The Beaten Path Food Tours for their famous Harvard Square Chocolate Tour that was recently featured on WCVB-TV Channel 5 Chronicle! Together with a friendly and knowledgeable guide, you'll learn all about chocolate from cacao bean to bar and sample a variety of tasty treats from local Harvard Square businesses. The tour runs weekly on Saturdays at 2 pm and 5 pm year-round and is 90 minutes of fun. Participants must book in advance as there are limited spots. Please book your tour via offthebeatenpathfoodtours.com.
Off the Beaten Path Food Tours & Experiences, harvardsquare.com/services/beaten-path-food-tours-and-experiences
Parsnip will be offering a special chocolates themed menu for Taste of Chocolate Weekend. It will run as a feature in addition to their a la carte offering. They will feature chocolate desserts, a hot chocolate menu and a few savory chocolate items.
Fried Brussels Sprouts with Chocolate Nibs, Crispy Bacon, & Pomegranate Glaze
Charred Cauliflower & Shishito Peppers with Picada Sauce
Chicken Enchiladas with Mole Sauce & Blistered Cherry Tomato & Avocado Salsa
Beef in Red Chili Sauce Served with Blue Corn Johnny Cakes
Churros with Decadent Chocolate Sauce
Chocolate Ice Cream with Fresh Berries
Variety drinking hot chocolates on feature all week, with chocolate-inspired cocktails on feature on Saturday only
Parsnip, 91 Winthrop Street, harvardsquare.com/parsnip, (617) 714-3206
the red house
the red house, 98 Winthrop Street, harvardsquare.com/red-house, (617) 576-0605
Saloniki Greek, 24 Dunster Street, harvardsquare.com/restaurants/saloniki-greek, (617) 945-5877
Chocolate Eclair Mini Pies will be only $1 at our Harvard Square location to celebrate Chocolate Weekend.
Tasty Burger, 40 JFK Street, harvardsquare.com/tasty-burger, (617) 425-4444
Wellbridge Athletic Club
Wellbridge Athletic Club, 5 Bennett St. harvardsquare.com/services/wellbridge-athletic-club, (617) 441-0800
Coming up in February…
The Cambridge Center for Adult Education is offering several chocolate related classes in February.
Chocolate: A Brief History & Tasting
Friday, February 15, 7 - 8:30 pm
Nine out of 10 people love chocolate—and the 10th person lies! What is it about this delicious food that makes mouths water? How did chocolate go from decadent treat to antioxidant-packed superfood? We'll answer your chocolate queries! Instructor: Victoria E. Kichuk
Chocolate Art in Love
Wednesday, February 6, 6-9 pm
Join Linda, a professional chocolate and sugar artist, who will guide you as you make chocolate art of your choices such as chocolate boxes, message plaques, ornaments, hearts, and more. You will leave the class with your own unique chocolate decorative piece. Snacks and refreshments will be served during the class. We only use chocolate made from responsibly sourced cacao. Instructor: Linda Khachaturian.
Delicious & Divine: A Chocolate & Wine Pairing
Sunday, February 10, 2 - 3:30 pm
What do Casanova, Montezuma, and Mozart all have in common? A love of chocolate! And what goes best with chocolate? Wine! Join us for this extravaganza exploring the history of romance and chocolate and why this decadent treat makes your heart flutter and your spirits fly. Instructor: Victoria E. Kichuk
Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 42 Brattle Street, harvardsquare.com/cambridge-center-adult-education, (617) 547-6789
Harvard Square Chocolate Tour with Off the Beaten Path Food Tours and Experiences
Saturday, February 9, 2 - 3:30 pm
Calling all chocoholics! Let us romance your senses on a Harvard Square, Cambridge Chocolate Tour. Join us for a delectable adventure through historic 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. There will be about a mile of walking. We can’t wait to take you on a unique, chocolate adventure. This tour is suitable for all ages. Dairy-free options available. Please inform us about any dietary restrictions or allergies. Exact meeting point in Harvard Square will be on your registration confirmation. Instructor: Off the Beaten Path Food Tours and Experiences.
Off the Beaten Path Food Tours and Experiences, harvardsquare.com/services/beaten-path-food-tours-and-experiences