For its first fine chocolate festival, Tony Caputo’s Market and Deli is focusing on an industry pioneer that is as well known internationally for its ethical leadership among chocolatiers as it is for its products and distinctive process knowledge. Joining Matt Caputo will be Gabriele Bianchi, sales area manager of the Italian-based Amedei company, at the event which also will feature sweet and savory dishes incorporating chocolate as created by some of Salt Lake City’s most accomplished chefs.
Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Ecuadorian-based Yachana Foundation, which is focused on education and sustainability in the Amazon rainforest. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, in Caputo’s downtown SLC store. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Optional beverage pairings will be an additional $5.
Among the chefs will be Amber Billingsley (Vinto), Letty Flatt (Deer Valley Resort), Matt Harris (Heirloom Restaurant Group), Ruth Kendrick (Chocolot), Lya Luna (Caputo’s Market), and Viet Pham (Forage). Beverage selections from Epic Brewing Company, Slide Ridge Honey, and Libation wine brokerage also will be available.