Friday has arrived! #fridayfeeling
Chocolates Galore & More! has quickly become one of the area’s most eagerly anticipated events. With annual attendance of more than 800, the gala has grown into one of the county’s premier fundraising events for YMCA LOUDOUN COUNTY branch.
Loudoun County is increasingly recognized as the dining destination for food lovers in the region. features the finest hors-d'oeuvre and dessert creations from local restaurants and caterers! On event night, three professional judges and our guests' sample and judge your culinary creations, awarding Best Presentation and Best Taste in both the dessert and hors-d'oeuvre categories. The event also features: Silent Auction An exciting and popular portion of the event, the auctions feature a collection of unique and exceptional treasures generously donated by favorite local businesses, organizations, and individuals. Music, Dancing, Champagne & More! Live music, dancing, bubbly and a special wine tasting!
Mission: The mission of the YMCA is to foster the spiritual, mental and physical development of individuals, families, and communities according to the ideals of inclusiveness, equality, and mutual respect for all. Given the current economic climate, the needs of our community are growing.
Friday has arrived! #fridayfeeling
Celebrate Mother's Day at The Conche
Brunch and Dinner: Saturday, May 9 & Sunday, May 10
Family Style: $110 for 4. $55 for 2.
Pre-Order: www.the-conche.com/online-ordering/ or call 703-779-1800.
Breakfast Pastries: Croissants, Danish Pastry, Lemon Blueberry Muffin, Cheddar Cheese and Broccoli florets scones
Sweet Beginnings: Seasonal Fruits with Coconut Greek Yogurt, Chia Seed and Oatmeal Parfait
Entrée (please choose one)
- Bagel & Lox: Salmon Gravlax, Kale and Spinach Egg with Caper and Dill Cream Cheese, Pickled Red Onions on Toasted Bagel
- Shrimp & Grits: Gulf Shrimp and Cajun Spiced Cheddar Grits, Fried Egg, Spicy Chorizo
- Chef’s Quiche: Fire Roasted Artichoke, Spinach and Gruyere Cheese Quiche, Candied Tomato Marmalade
- Brunch Flat Bread: Aged Cheddar Scrambled Eggs, Hash Brown, Apple Wood Smoked Bacon, Classic Chicken Gravy
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Parfait
Housemade Rolls and Herb Butter
Kale and Grains Salad: Lemon Parmesan Dressing, Salted Butter Baguette.
Entrée (please choose one)
- Harissa Chicken: Harissa and Muhammara Glazed Chicken Breast, Herbs and Pine Nut Couscous
- Shahi Paneer Cheese Lasagna: Curry Spiced Shahi Gravy, Morsels of Paneer Cheese, Creamy Beluga Lentil
- Cheese Ravioli: Five Cheese Blend Ravioli, Creamy Marinara Sauce
- Classic Beef Stroganoff: Red Wine Braised Cremini Mushroom, Sliced Slow Roasted Beef, Buttered Pasta
Bread and Butter Pudding: Milk Chocolate, Banana, Cinnamon Butterscotch Sauce
Artisan Chocolates & Bon Bons: 4/$12 8/$24
Handmade Chocolate Flowers: $25
Mother's Day Chocolate Bars: 4 for $16
DIY "Mommy & Me" Hippo Kit: $50
Just to brighten your day ☺️😁
Pic. D3D Photography and Videography
No Matter how difficult the times are, The YMCA Loudoun can always count on the support of its amazing Board Members!!!
Thank you for all that you do to keep the Y going 😍
Another first year presenter that went home with the prize! Guest were raving and asking others if they had a bite of this groups Samples so it should come as no surprise that they went home with the Best Presentation Hors D'Oeurvre - Clyde's Willow Creek Farm
The The National Conference Center has been a participant for many years. But we can say that 2020 was the best year for them as they took home the Critics Choice for Best tasting Hors D'oeuvre.
🥂 Cheers to the win and we cannot wait to see you again next year
Next up on the shout-out list goes to another first time Chocolates presenter! Yummyworks is a small local business located in Loudoun and they took home the prize for the critics Best Presentation in Dessert!
This group truly puts the art in chocolate!
Enjoy an AWESOME video highlighting great moments from the YMCA Loudoun County - Chocolates Galore & More.
Thank you to Aliyah Dastour and her Alimond Photography team for their generous contribution to the Y and the Loudoun community 😍
It seems like the night was just last week! But after a much needed break from social media we are coming back to highlight all of the nights winners this week!
AhSo Restaurant joined us for the first time this year and took home the Best Taste Dessert Award!
They showcased a sweet chocolate treat that had guest wanting to come back for more! Congrats on the win and we hope to see you again next year!
We were thrilled to have D3D Photography and Videography return to support and capture the moments from the 33rd Annual Chocolates Galore & More and they are continuing to support our fundraising efforts!
You can purchase any image from the gallery for $1.00 and all proceeds will be donated to the YMCA Loudoun County. Here is how it works,
1: Follow the link below
2. Enter your email you wish to use
3. Password: Chocolates2020
4.Add images to your cart you choose to purchase
5. Complete payment information and process
6. Your image will be sent by email
Coffee and reading the morning paper to find this! We are so grateful for all the support from the community and the Loudoun Times-Mirror
Make sure to grab your copy and read about this year's event.
THANK YOU LOUDOUN!
We cannot thank our community enough for their support this year. We are thrilled with our early estimates and are so excited about all the good we can do for our YMCA families.
We couldn't do it without your help!
Thank you Loudoun Times Mirror for being our media sponsor and for this article.
Mark your calendar for next year!!!
The Loudoun County YMCA's 33rd annual Chocolates Galore & More fundraiser garnered a crowd of 900 at Lansdowne Resort and Spa Feb. 28, with ticket sales and silent auctions raising
Thank you Brian J. Silver. Your pictures are AMAZING!!!
33rd Annual Chocolates Galore & More benefitting YMCA Loudoun County - A little over 3 decades ago the YMCA Loudoun County got the bold idea to partner up with local restaurants and chefs to showcase their culinary talents for the community through a night of music, dance, free-flowing champagne, and culinary bliss. The recipe of fun, food, and philanthropy was a huge success. Hosted by our premier partner, Lansdowne Resort and Spa, the evening is one of Loudoun’s Finest and Culinary and Social Events of the Winter Season.
Photos by Brian J Silver
Thank you Andrew Sample!!! AWESOME pictures
What a night! We are thrilled to say another successful year is in the books! The champagne was flowing, people were dancing, and the food was on point!
We are happy to wake up and see so many people who tagged us having a great time last night. What is even better is that we all came together to celebrate what we do at YMCA Loudoun County, which is to build a stronger community
Chocolates was the night that we going to remember!
We would like to thank everyone who were involved to make #2020Chocolates The Best Event Ever.
Thank you to all our sponsors and every single person who pitched in on the 2020 Chocolates Galore & More fundraising event. You all did wonderful things to help us raise fund for the neediest children in Loudoun. Thanks to you and your generosity, this summer we will have many more smiles on kids’ faces.
Thank you to all culinary presenters, you did an amazing job by creating delicious masterpieces. Congratulation to the winners!
Thank you to Erica Peart-Rowe and @Nathaniel Davis, you are the best entertainment duo. Your professionalism and passion for your work were seen in every minute during the event.
Thank you to D3D Photography and Videography, Alimond Photography, Andrew Sample, Brian J. Silver for going above and beyond making sure to capture on the pictures every single minute of the event. We can’t wait to see and share your pictures and the video.
Thank you to our media sponsors Loudoun Times-Mirror for helping us to deliver the message to the world and giving us the publicity and attention we needed to make #2020Chocolates the most recognize the social event in Loudoun County.
Last but not least Thank you to everyone who contributed so generously of their time, effort and resources to make this event a smashing success.
Loudoun is a great community! Everything we do is #BetterTogether.
AND THE 2020 WINNERS ARE...
And the ballroom doors are open
Just a few more hours until the night begins! Do not forget to bring your ballot tickets 🎫
If you did not pick your tickets up early, make sure to give yourself time to pick up at will call!
Just picked up our tickets to YMCA Loudoun County - Chocolates Galore & More and I heard there are only 10 tickets left!!!! You better scoop yours up before you miss out on THE social event in Loudoun County this winter!!!
It's gonna be a night to remember!
We have a great lineup for this evening and we do not want you to miss a minute of it! See you all tonight at Lansdowne Resort and Spa 7:00pm
And just like that....we tried to warn you! This event ALWAYS sells out!
As we have reached our capacity, no tickets will be available for purchase at the door.
What will you be wearing at this years Chocolate event???
Thank you Leesburg Lifestyle for the shoutout 📢 we cannot wait to celebrate together tomorrow at Lansdowne Resort and Spa
During the 33rd Annual Chocolates Galore & More, we ask all in attendance to donate towards our Send a Kid to Camp efforts.
Many families struggle financially to provide care for children during the Summer. So you donation can make a memorable difference in the life of one child.
And this year we are going digital with a variety of different ways to donate! From text to scan...your generosity can make a HUGE difference and allow our organization to support a family who struggles financially and provide care while the family continues to work!
From sweet to savory, gluten free and vegan friendly...this years Chocolates event will have something for everyone! 🥘 🍰🥟🍮🍤
We cannot wait to celebrate with you all Friday February 28th at Lansdowne Resort and Spa
🎵 Justin Bieber -Yummy
THERE ARE ONLY 15 TICKETS LEFT FOR OUR 33rd Annual Chocolates Galore & More this Friday.
That's right..... 15 TICKETS ONLY!!
Visit https://www.loudounchocolates.com/ right now, sales will end at 8pm TOMORROW.
If you have not purchased your ticket in advance, they will not be sold at the door. So this is your VERY LAST CHANCE!
Reminder - If you choose to pick up your Ballot Ticket prior to the evening, TODAY IS THE LAST DAY. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm. Just present staff with your Eventbrite tickets and someone will assist you.
YMCA Loudoun, 26 Fairfax St SE suite 101, Leesburg VA 20175. Otherwise you will receive your ballot ticket at check in night of the event.
We can't wait to see everyone Friday night and trust us, this will be the BEST YEAR EVER!!
The 33rd Annual Chocolates Galore & More would not be possible without the support of our Premier Sponsor Lansdowne Resort and Spa and many others who contribute to the success of this evening event!
We cannot wait to celebrate with you all on February 28th at 7:00pm! See you all soon!
So.....what do you think!? 🧐
Lansdowne Resort and Spa did an amazing job of renovating their Ballroom! 👌
You MUST join us for the 33rd Annual Chocolates Galore & More YOU will be dazzled by the final effect highlighted by a spectacular sound and light display by Nathaniel Davis!
Come one, come all! You won’t be disappointed! 💃🏽🕺🏻
An Ahso is a tool used to open a bottle of wine, when a corkscrew may not do the job. It is often used for older bottles when the cork may crumble if tackled with a corkscrew.
So why are we giving you this fun fact of the day? Because AhSo Restaurant will be joining us to present at the 33rd Annual Chocolates Galore & More. If food enhanced by wine is your thing, we have the place for you!
Make sure to check them out during our event! See you all Friday!
We are literally DAYS AWAY from the 33rd Annual Chocolates Galore & More...so we decided to give you a look at who will be presenting at this year's event!
We know each presenter will be showcasing the best of the best! From Sweet to Savory!
Remember this event is NOT just about chocolates (Galore & More)…our presenters offer quite the variety! We even have some presenting dietary friendly dishes like VEGAN and Gluten-Free!
WE ARE SO EXCITED!!! #yummyyummy
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If you are asking for the best custom picture framing available then you only have one choice. But the best part is that we have a $250 Gift Card from this group that will be available on our Silent Auction.
Make sure to purchase your tickets if you have not done so yet to attend the 33rd Annual Chocolates Galore & More
The Social Event of the Winter Season is coming! Only 48 tickets left before we are SOLD OUT!
Purchase today to attend the 33rd Annual Chocolates Galore & More
If you have attended Chocolates in previous years, we are excited to announce that this year we are going digital thanks to NVC Solutions!
YES! No longer will you be required to complete a ballot to vote for your favorite presenters in Best Taste and Best Presentation for Sweet and Savory Category! This year you will be able to vote for your favorites from your phone!
All throughout the ballroom we will have cards for you to scan QR codes and staff and volunteers will be available with Ipads for guest to vote as well!
26 Fairfax St SE, Ste B
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