The 7th annual Chocolate Ball – Cocoa Cabaret was held at the Roy Thomson Hall on Friday, Oct 19. After six years at their waterfront location, the Ball has grown and partnered up with more sponsors to bring us a greater “first- class chocolate experience”.
The gala featured 10 of the country’s finest chocolate & dessert stations and a selection of chocolate – infused savoury food created by some of the countries best chefs.
Guests also enjoyed entertainment by The Toronto All-Star Big Band and The Dance Company while indulging their chocolate cravings.
Watch performances by The Dance Company:
Participating chocolatiers & bakeries include: Purdy’s Chocolates, Two Friends Chocolates, Laura Slack Chocolates, ChocoSol Traders, The Golden Apple Chocolate Boutique, Saxon Chocolates, La Rocca, Crêpes à GoGo Café, Spin Dessert Cafe, AF Cakes
Participating chefs include: Chef Joe Grado (King Edward Hotel), Chef Scott Savoie (Culinary Adventure Company), Chef Christian Fontolan (Vertical Restaurant), Chef Jason Landry (Wingit!), Chef Michelle Jameison-Martin (Auntee Donna’s Catering), Chef Jesse Chingcuangco (Sazerac Gastro Lounge)
On the menu:
Culinary Adventure Company: Chocolate Hazelnut soup with goat cheese relish and orange oil; white chocolate and avocado cheesecake, lump crab salad, roasted tomatoes and micro cilantro salad; braised beef in walnut, chili and chocolate.
Vertical Restaurant: Chocolate Sfoja Lorda (traditional pasta from central Italy, stamp size) stuffed with Halibut, with Cherry tomatoes, shrimp and herbs.
Sazerac Gastro Lounge: Turnip Mousseline, Spiced Duck Breast, White Chocolate, Foie Gras, Double Smoked Bacon, Chocolate Soil, Sour Cream Pearls and Onion Petals
Wingit! Chocolate Infused chicken wings
Auntee Donna’s Catering: Pork Tenderloin with Coconut Mashed Potatoes in Mole Sauce with Chutney and Guava and sauteed vegetables.
King Edward Hotel: King Edward Tea and Chocolate rubbed Bavette with Chipotle Pepper Slaw
More about the Chocolate Ball:
The Chocolate Ball is one of the most elegant and lavish events held in Toronto set to benefit Prostate and Breast Cancer Initiatives.
For more information please visit: http://www.thechocolateball.com/