12 NIGHTS OF CHOCOLATE – 2017

Our 5th Annual Fundraiser in support of the SF-Marin Food Bank

This December, we’re excited to bring you the fifth annual 12 Nights of Chocolate—our yearly sweet and savory celebration of all things chocolate. Each year, we team up with or lend our space to chefs and pastry luminaries who take our chocolate and run with it to create a series of small plates, pairings, or tastings. We provide no guidelines or restrictions (other than using our chocolate), and each group of chefs is given free reign to do as they please.

This year, we’ll be hosting a number of the nights in a beautiful space on the second floor of our upcoming chocolate factory on 16th and Alabama. The ice-cream social, Bakery Night and our annual Willy Wonka movie night will take place at our Valencia Café.

All proceeds go to benefit the SF-Marin Food Bank, for whom last year’s event raised over 65,000 meals. A donation bin will be located just inside our cafe for the duration of the series. Stop by to drop off cans and non-perishable food anytime during this holiday series.

Monday,
December 4

Movie Night – Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
We’re kicking off our 12 Nights with our annual screening of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The Dandelion Chocolate café will be set up as a small movie theater, and as per years past, there will be treats and hot chocolate. Treats begin at 7pm, movie starts at 7:15pm.
Mon, 12/4 – 7pm
$25
Seated event at Valencia café
Tickets Here

Tuesday,
December 5

Angela Pinkerton & David Nayfeld (Che Fico)
The wildly talented Eleven Madison Park alumni behind Che Fico, the much-anticipated Italian restaurant slated to open early next year, return with an evening that is going to “blow your socks off.”
Wine pairing by Che Fico
Tue, 12/5 – 7pm
$95
Seated event at 298 Alabama Street
Tickets Here

Wednesday,
December 6

The ultimate ice-cream social with Revival, Salt & Straw and Smitten
Three of the finest in the business join forces for an evening of sweet delights: Ron Mendoza (Revival), Tyler Malek (Salt & Straw), and Robyn Sue Fisher (Smitten). No doubt it’s going to be a night of ice cream overload.
Drinks included
Wed, 12/6 – 7pm
$60
Standing event at Valencia café
Tickets Here

Thursday,
December 7

Bakery Night with Avery Ruzicka (Manresa Bread), Greg Mindel (Neighbor Bakehouse), and Alexander Terrazas & Jorgen Carlsen (Jane The Bakery)
Every one of these amazing pastry chefs has their own cult following: Avery Ruzicka (Manresa Bread), Alexander Terrazas and Jorgen Carlsen (Jane The Bakery), plus Greg Mindel (Neighbor Bakehouse). This is an evening for gluten lovers, both sweet and savory.
Drinks included
Thur, 12/7 – 6:30pm
$75
Standing event at Valencia café
Tickets Here

Friday,
December 8

An evening with Toothache Magazine featuring Nick Muncy, Shawn Gawle, Kim Alter (Nightbird), Val Cantu (Californios), Rupert & Carrie Blease (Lord Stanley)
To say this night is going to be epic is an understatement. Fasten your seatbelt and be prepared for a night of savory and sweet dishes from some of the best chefs in the Bay.
Fri, 12/8 – 7pm
$110 (includes a copy of forthcoming issue of Toothache)
Seated event at 298 Alabama Street
Tickets Here

Saturday,
December 9

Food Drive
For the duration of this event series, we’ll have donation bins set up inside our café. We welcome non-perishables of all kinds to benefit families in need this holiday season. Donate on Saturday December 9 and receive a hot chocolate gift card.
Sat, 12/9 – All day

Sunday,
December 10

Juan Contreras (Atelier Crenn)
Chef Contreras has built an Aztec-themed chocolate program at Atelier Crenn, and for us, he’ll create an evening inspired by nature. We can’t wait to see what he does with our chocolate.
Sun, 12/10 – 7pm
$95
Seated event at 298 Alabama Street
Tickets Here

Monday,
December 11

Matt Siciliano (SingleThread Farms), Ramon Perez (Puur Chocolat), Francis Ang (Pinoy Heritage)
Matt Siciliano and Ramon Perez are veterans of our 12 Nights tradition (this is their fourth year and Francis Ang’s second), and this time around they’ve decided to create an evening of multiple canapés both savory and sweet with cocktails provided by Justin Goo of Bourbon & Branch.
Mon, 12/11 – 7pm
$95
Standing event at 298 Alabama Street
Tickets Here

Tuesday,
December 12

Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski (State Bird Provisions)
Lauded as one of the best restaurants in the country, we’re thrilled that Stuart and Nicole will be cooking from their just-released book, State Bird Provisions. This evening will be in the casual style of their restaurant and will include small bites and tastes.
Drink pairing by State Bird Provisions
Tue, 12/12 – 7pm
$120 (includes State Bird Provisions book)
Standing event at 298 Alabama Street
Tickets Here

Wednesday,
December 13

Renata Ameni (Manresa), Josh Gaulin (Michael Mina), Kate Campecino (Mourad), Robert Hac (Sons & Daughters)
These four illustrious pastry chefs will begin with a selection of savory canapés, followed by two dessert courses from each.
Drink pairing included
Wed, 12/13 – 7pm
$95
Seated event at 298 Alabama Street
Tickets Here

Thursday,
December 14

Traci Des Jardins (Jardinière), Emily Luchetti (Big Night Restaurant Group) plus special guests
Two of the most respected chefs in San Francisco join forces, along with special guests to create an elegant five-course meal.
Drink pairing by Jardinière
Thur, 12/14 – 7pm
$95
Seated event at 298 Alabama Street
Tickets Here

Friday,
December 15

Brett Cooper (Aster), Sean Ehland and Amy Brown (Marla Bakery)
Aster is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants, so we’re thrilled that chef Cooper is joining 12 Nights vets Sean Ehland and Amy Brown of Marla Bakery for what will be an amazing evening of sweet and savory.
Drink pairing included
Fri, 12/15 – 7pm
$95
Seated event at 298 Alabama Street
Tickets Here