Come join us for a chocolate-inspired evening with the release of the 5th book in the Bakeshop Mysteries, Fudge and Jury. Wind your way through a hall of chocolate in our very own chocolate festival complete with eats, sips, and samples. Each chocolatier and vendor will have products available to taste and to purchase. Once you're in a chocolate coma stop into our creation of Torte. You can savor a glass of wine or snap a selfie at the Torte wall created by Blue Vaser Publicity with a gorgeous replica cake straight from the pages of the book. Every guest will receive a complimentary chocolate festival bag to stow away your delicious sweets.
Eats: Shop and taste creations from these local chocolate vendors. Each vendor will have additional products available for purchase.
Liquids: Shop and sip creations from these local liquid vendors. Each vendor will have additional products available for purchase.
Ethereal Meads Llc: Meet a local mead master and learn the characteristics mead embodies.
Portland Bitters Project: Spiked and non-spiked hot chocolate featuring some tasty bitters.
Stash Tea: Chocolate flavored tea to sample from Stash tea's kegerator with additional teas to purchase to take home and enjoy.
Veraison Wine Events: Wine by the glass available for purchase to enjoy while visiting Torte.
Made on 23rd: Torte inspired tea towels for purchase.
Vance Family Candles: Meet local candle maker Amy Vance, learn about the process of making natural candles, along with chocolate scented candles.
Vintage Books: Local independent bookseller will be onsite with the newest title release of Fudge and Jury along with additional books to peruse and purchase.
Enter your name at the giveaway station for a chance to win a prize from local businesses and participating vendors. Must be present to win. One entry per guest. Winners name will be displayed on the giveaway chalkboard so check back often to see if your name has been drawn.
About Fudge and Jury:
Welcome to Torte―a friendly, small-town family bakery where the pastries are delicious…and, now, suspicious.
It’s almost spring in Ashland, Oregon, and the town is preparing for the Shakespeare and the annual Chocolate Festival. Business is cookin’ at Torte, and the store is expanding as Jules’ team whips up crèpes filled with mascarpone cheese and dark chocolate. Torte stands a chance of being this year’s confectionery belle of the ball! Life couldn’t be sweeter―unless murder taints the batter.
Evan Rowe, of Confections Couture, makes a chocolate fountain that would put Willy Wonka to shame, and his truffles are to die for―literally? Yes, the world-renowned chocolatier has just turned up dead…right after sampling a slice of Jules’ decadent four-layer chocolate cake. Now all eyes are on Jules as she tries to find the mysterious ingredient in her own recipe. Can she sift out the truth before another contestant bites the buttercream?