24th Annual Chocolate, Wine & Roses Festival November 3rd at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe

New Theme, ‘One Night in Havana, Paradise Under the Stars’,A celebration of our community’s cultural diversity

August 23, 2012-North Lake Tahoe and Truckee: Tahoe SAFE Alliance and Project MANA announce the date for the 24th annual Chocolate, Wine & Roses Festival: “One Night in Havana, Paradise Under the Stars”, on November 3rd, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Grand Ballroom from 7-10:00 pm.  Guests attending the festival will enjoy an outstanding evening brimming with sumptuous chocolate creations by ten of Lake Tahoe’s finest culinary artists, mouthwatering appetizers by Hyatt chefs and a boutique wine tasting featuring an array of hand selected wines designed to complement the confections being served.  Bid on tantalizing items in a live and silent auction and cast your vote for your favorite chocolate and wine, all while enjoying live, Cuban-inspired music.  There is even a chance to win a wheelbarrow of wine.  Tickets go on sale September 5th and are $75 in advance and $85 at the door.  Purchase tickets at www.tahoechocolatefestival.org.  A new feature offered this year are 5 VIP cabanas/tables (seating for eight) available for purchase for $1,000, which includes the entry fee for up to eight people. To purchase a VIP cabana, please call 775-298-0010.  For information on sponsorship opportunities, please call 775-298-0169.

One Night in Havana, Paradise Under the Stars

Cuba today is the “forbidden isle” but during 1920′s prohibition it was the playground for the rich and famous. It became wildly popular again in the 1940′s when tourists flocked to the new Tropicana nightclub in Havana amidst a lush tropical landscape under the stars. With this year’s theme “One Night in Havana, Paradise Under the Stars” the forbidden borders of Cuba will be open for one night only.  Guests will be transported to this sizzling hot and romantic Caribbean isle that has inspired writers, poets and musicians for more than a century, while helping to raise money for two important non-profits that keep Tahoe SAFE and FED.  Guests are encouraged to dress in attire inspired by this taboo tropical paradise. Are you a 1920’s flapper looking for a decadent party on a lush tropical isle? Are you a 1940’s thrill seeker looking for Paradise Under the Stars? Perhaps you are a dancer in the famous Tropicana nightclub? Or, are you a modern day adventurer heading to Cuba for your next escapade?  Whatever character you choose, Havana is calling!

Festival Has Found a New Home at the Hyatt Regency

For the last two years the Chocolate, Wine & Roses Festival was held at The Chateau at Incline Village but has quickly outgrown the space.  We are excited to have the event at the Grand Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency since it will provide more space for our chocolatiers and wineries while allowing our guests more room to enjoy all the festival has to offer.

Collaboration Success

Tahoe SAFE Alliance and Project MANA are coming together for the fourth year in a row to host the signature fundraiser – one that has become a true collaboration success.  This important fundraiser supports vital programs around the lake from Incline Village to Kings Beach to Tahoe City to Truckee, including the community’s only 24-hour Helpline, the Mt. Rose Safe House, victim support services, violence prevention and education, food distribution, and nutrition education.

Auction and Sponsorship

Tahoe SAFE Alliance and Project MANA respectfully request that community-minded businesses support the fundraiser by donating items for the auction or through a sponsorship.  We rely on sponsorships to fund important programs that keep Tahoe SAFE and Fed.  Sponsorships start at $250 and each level offers rewards and recognition for businesses.  For more information on how to donate or sponsor the 24th Annual Chocolate, Wine & Roses Festival, please visit www.tahoechocolatefestival.org or call (775) 298-0169.


24th Annual Chocolate, Wine and Roses Festival: One Night in Havana, Paradise Under the Stars

  • 7 – 10 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2012
  • Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Grand Ballroom, Incline Village, NV
  • $75 in advance, $85 at the door
  • Proceeds benefit Tahoe SAFE Alliance and Project MANA
  • For tickets and more information visit www.tahoechocolatefestival.org or call (775) 298-0010.

About Tahoe SAFE Alliance

Tahoe SAFE Alliance, a non-profit organization, has provided direct services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse since 1985. Tahoe SAFE Alliance is currently the only agency providing assistance to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the North Lake Tahoe/Truckee region of California and Nevada. The agency believes that every person has the right to live a life free of violence and the agency works to empower victims in reclaiming those rights by providing safety, advocacy, education and support.

About Project MANA

Project MANA (Making Adequate Nutrition Accessible) is the hunger relief non-profit organization serving the North and West Shores of Lake Tahoe and Truckee, which includes the coverage of three counties in Northern California and one county in Northern Nevada. Since its inception in July of 1991, Project MANA has responded to the emergency food need of the homeless, the elderly, the homebound, families in need, children and single parents.

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