About a thousand supporters of AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ) gathered at Revel Fulton Market for AFC's annual World of Chocolate celebration Dec. 1.
Twenty-one vendors offered their chocolate wares at the celebration. Some indulged celebrants' taste for the savory as well as the sweet, for example. Hotel Intercontinental Chicago offered its "Dinky Duck burger, a Kobe beef and duck burger with foie gras pate on brioche bun, served with bittersweet chocolate aioli, while La Taberna Tapas featured dates wrapped in bacon, stuffed with dark chocolate and topped with a white chocolate ganache. LondonHouse Chicago served a rabbit terrine, topped with dark chocolate and pistachio sauce with carrot jus.
But chocolate fans looking for dessert weren't disappointed either. Hotel Intercontinental Chicago prepared its own malted-milk chocolate ice cream along with a triple chocolate tart. LaGrange-based restaurant prasino offered a new interpretation of S'mores, while Wow Bao served a chocolate-filled bao. Zed451, meanwhile, served up a chocolate hazelnut roulade, chocolate red velvet twinkies and a chocolate avocado mousse.
D.J. Marc "Moose" Moder spun the tunes for the evening.