Chocolates Galore + JKGF

[ 0 ] February 14, 2018 |

Chocolate and more chocolate will take over Lansdowne Resort and Spa in Lansdowne, Virginia from 7pm-11pm on February 23th, 2018.  JKGF will participate as a judge for the 31st Annual YMCA Chocolates Galore & More.

The evening will feature tastings of hors d’oeuvre and dessert specialties from the area’s most talented chefs and bakers. You can dance the night away while enjoying free-flowing champagne, music, dancing, and an auction.  Proceeds from this event directly fund the YMCA’s Caring for Community scholarship program and enable the YMCA to serve the needs of local families.  Attire for the event – Business or Cocktail. 

Participating restaurants include:

Coton & Rye

Fusion Cuisine/YummyPig BBQ

Shoes Cup & Cork

Lady K’s Catering

Buffalo Wing Factory


SmokeHouse Live

Eddie Merlot’s Prime

Jasmine Chinese Cuisine

Solo NY Pizza

Delirium Café Leesburg (with beer)

The Wine Kitchen

Velocity Wings

Social House Kitchen & Tab

J.R. Goodtime

The Zone

Sweetz Bakery

5 TARA Authentic Indian Cuisine

Baker’s Crust Artisan Kitchen

Petite Loulou Creperie + Bar à Vins

Lansdowne Wedding

Chantel’s Cakes and Pastries

Dog Money Restaurant & Brewery (with beer)


Veritas Artizen Chocolate

The Conche

Nothing Bundt Cakes

DC Prime Steaks

Travinia Italian Wine Kitchen

8 Chains North Winery

Tarara Winery

P.S.  Yours truly will be one of the distinguished judges.  *Smiles*  Hope to see you there!

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Category: Announcements, Food.Fun.Stuff., VA

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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