Into the Drink: Another Round of Cocktails
Roger Morris on the cocktail's comeback. Plus, why Rehoboth rules the chocolate festivals.
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There’s a reason Rehoboth’s chocolate festival is the best of the bunch.
What makes the Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival unlike other chocolate festivals? How about its all-star lineup, which draws bakers, chefs and cooks from the state’s most foodie-dense region into stiff, chocolate-coated competition? Or the price? Just two bucks admission and 50 cents per luscious taste. Or maybe it’s the fact that 3,000 spectators turn out to see mind-blowing showpieces crafted from solid chocolate.
On March 5 the town will host its 21st annual festival, and if past years are any indication, some 3,000 visitors to the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center will witness a cocoa throwdown between the likes of local luminaries like Dogfish Head, Abbott’s Grill, Pasqualini’s Bakery, the Bake Shoppe and many more.
Pros and amateurs alike compete in categories for cookies, brownies, pies, cheesecake, candy and cake, while the truly ambitious hit the festival guns a-blazin’ with a chocolate showpiece—a sculpture or piece of art made entirely of chocolate.
“I have seen everything from a chocolate mansion to a chocolate sculpture of a fish platter,” says executive director Jenny Barger of Rehoboth Main Street.
For the very latest, head to downtownrehoboth.com. —Matt Amis