12 NIGHTS OF CHOCOLATE – 2019

We’re excited to announce our seventh annual 12 Nights of Chocolate. Each year, we invites up and coming and well known chefs from the Bay Area and beyond to take over the chocolate factory and share their culinary creations for charity. Since the first year we’ve laid down only one rule: use Dandelion chocolate in any application on the plate. That’s it.

This year, we’ll be hosting all of the nights in a beautiful loft with city views on the second floor above our chocolate factory on 16th and Alabama Street. Our Movie Night, Stella Parks demo and Bakery, BBQ & Booze events will take place in our factory.

All proceeds go to benefit the SF-Marin Food Bank. Donation bins will be located at both our café on Valencia Street as well as the Alabama location for the duration of the series. Please stop by to drop off cans and non-perishable food anytime during this holiday series, and if you purchase tickets, bring a can or two!

Wed,
December 4
Matt Kammerer (Harbor House Inn), Scott Clark (Dad’s Luncheonette), Rodney Wages (Avery)
Kicking off the series, three Saison alumni (and good friends) reunite to share their deep appreciation for the coastal Californian terroir. The chefs’ complimentary cooking styles will be reflected on the evening’s menu celebrating Dandelion Chocolate and the region’s natural bounty.
Drink pairing included
Wed, 12/4 – 7pm
$125
Seated event
SOLD OUT
Thurs,
December 5
An evening with Stella Parks
Stella Parks is a master of modern American pastry, and was dubbed one of America’s Best New Pastry Chefs by Food & Wine, as well as winning the James Beard Award for her New York Times bestseller, BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts. Stella will be creating a remarkable holiday Yule log demo, and will be on hand to answer all of your baking related questions. Her book will be for sale with Stella on hand to sign, as well as treats including cookies and milk. Cocktails provided by Bertoux Brandy.
Thurs, 12/5 – 7pm
$75
Seated event
SOLD OUT
Fri,
December 6
An Evening with La Cocina: Alma Rodriguez (Mixiote), Kitiya Ditpare (Taco Thai), Jow Kay (Bake Love), Lamees Dahbour (Mama Lamees), Ofelia Barajas (La Guerrera’s Kitchen)
La Cocina is one of the most important food organizations in the Bay Area, and this night is special for these five emerging entrepreneurs as they join the spotlight with many big name chefs, and get to showcase their talents. Alma, Kitiya, Jow, Lamees and Ofella are on the cusp of opening or have just opened their own restaurants and/or bakeries.
Drink pairing included
Fri, 12/6 – 7pm
$125
Seated event
SOLD OUT
Sat,
December 7
Pop Up Night with Michelle Hernandez (Le Dix Sept), Rachel Sillcocks & Kristina Compton (Hilda & Jesse), Chris Yang

The Bay Area is home to numerous amazing pop-up restaurants, many of which become successful brick-and-mortars. Dandelion is excited to host three of these impassioned pop-ups at once for a collaborative dinner that will showcase each of their individual cuisines and styles, from Taiwanese dishes to breakfast for dinner and of course, dessert.
Sat, 12/7 – 7pm
$125
Seated event
SOLD OUT
Sun,
December 8
Laurent Gras (Saison), Nick Muncy (Michael Mina/Toothache Magazine) plus special guest
Chef Laurent Gras (Saison) and Nick Muncy (Michael Mina, Toothache Magazine) collaborate with a surprise guest chef for a five-course culinary experience that reflects the late fall harvest in the Bay Area. Dishes will showcase the influences that have colored their respective trajectories in San Francisco and beyond.
Drink pairing by Saison Cellar Wines
Sun, 12/8 – 7pm
$125
Seated event
SOLD OUT
Mon,
December 9
Juan Contreras (Atelier Crenn), Ramon Perez (Puur Chocolat)
Two great friends, who also happen to be a three star Michelin chef and a mega talented chocolatier join forces again. Every year they outdo themselves and this year is going to be no exception. Expect the spectacular.
Mon, 12/9 – 7pm
$125
Seated event
SOLD OUT
Tues,
December 10
Traci Des Jardins (Commissary), April Bloomfield (The Breslin), Loretta Keller (Seaglass), Emily Luchetti (Big Night Group)

Four of the most well-regarded chefs and leaders in the culinary landscape combine their friendship and talents for this evening’s multi-course menu that will be a night to remember. Join us as we celebrate the holidays with these chefs and our chocolate, along with stellar beverage pairings.
Drink pairing included
Tues, 12/10 – 7pm
$125
Seated event
SOLD OUT
Wed,
December 11
Angela Pinkerton (Che Fico), Kim Alter (Nightbird), Sarah Rich (Rich Table), Michelle Minori
This evening will be a quintessential San Francisco experience with these four powerhouse chefs cooking together in the kitchen. This menu will be one for the books, and we look forward to celebrating their unique perspective and combined talents.
Drink pairing included
Wed, 12/11 – 7pm
$125
Seated event
SOLD OUT
Thurs,
December 12
Bakery, BBQ, & Booze – it’s a party in the Chocolate factory!
4505 Burgers & BBQ, Jane the Bakery, Manresa Bread, Marla Bakery, Kantine, Daily Driver, Breadbelly, Cowgirl Creamery, Stonemill Matcha, Fort Point Beer, Neighbor Bakehouse, Three Babes Bakeshop, Tartine Bakery & True Laurel

An evening with the Bay Area’s top pastry talent, partnered up with some of our favorite friends who are coming in with a savory bite. Join us along with Jane the Bakery, Manresa Bread, Marla Bakery, Breadbelly, Stonemill Matcha, Neighbor Bakehouse, Three Babes Bakeshop, and Tartine Bakery for the sweet bites and 4505 Burgers & BBQ, Cowgirl Creamery, Kantine, True Laurel and Daily Driver for a little savory to keep you going. True Laurel will also be pouring cocktails and we’ve got an exclusive Dandelion Chocolate beer from our friends (and neighbors!) Fort Point Beer. There’s a good chance that this night could end in a dance party.
Thurs, 12/12 – 7pm
$75
Standing event
SOLD OUT
Fri,
December 13
Gonzalo Guzman (Nopalito), Esteban Lluis (CALA), Jose Alvarez (Arguello)
Three of San Francisco’s best chefs collaborate to create a modern and elegant Mexican menu. Join us with Chef Gonzalo Guzman (Author, Co-Owner of Nopalito), Esteban Lluis of CALA, and Jose Alvarez of Arguello and celebrate the season with a Latin menu that will feature chocolate at its best.
Fri, 12/13 – 7pm
$125
Seated event
SOLD OUT
Sat,
December 14
Movie Night
For one night only, per tradition, we’ll be turning our 16th Street chocolate factory into a movie theater for a special screening of our favorite movie, Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory. As always, we’ll have lots of hot chocolate and special treats for everyone, both kids and adults to enjoy while watching the film.
Sat, 12/14 – 7pm
$30
Seated event
SOLD OUT
Sun,
December 15
Anthony Strong (PRAIRIE), Alison Sullivan (PRAIRIE), Mark Sullivan (Spruce), Greg Dunmore (The Japanese Pantry)
Longtime friends Anthony Strong and Greg Dunmore team up with husband and wife, Mark and Alison Sullivan to close out 12 Nights of Chocolate in delicious style.
Drink pairing included
Sun, 12/15 – 7pm
$125
Seated event
SOLD OUT