A little over 3 decades ago the YMCA Loudoun County got the bold idea to partner up with local restaurants and chefs to showcase their culinary talents for the community through a night of music, dance, free-flowing champagne, and culinary bliss.
The recipe of fun, food, and philanthropy was a huge success. Hosted by our premier partner, Lansdowne Resort and Spa, the evening is one of Loudoun’s Finest and Culinary and Social Events of the Winter Season.
The signature portion of the evening is the BEST TASTE and BEST PRESENTATION COMPETITION as Loudoun’s most popular restaurants compete in the Desserts and Hors d’oeurves categories. Dishes are evaluated and judged by 5 professional food critics and our event guests. Winners are announced towards the end of the evening for Critic’s Choice and People’s Choice for BEST TASTE and BEST PRESENTATION.
2018 Chocolates was the most successful event in the YMCA Loudoun history. For the first time tickets were SOLD-OUT. The event attracted nearly 1000 people who were able to taste culinary masterpieces from 30 of the area’s best chefs and culinary teams