Market Square chocolate fest is this weekend

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November 15, 2004 // UPDATED 4:41 pm - April 25, 2007
By: Sarah McKenzie
Sarah McKenzie

Chocolate lovers will have a field day at International Market Square's Twin Cities Chocolate Extravaganza Saturday and Sunday Nov. 13-14.

More than 30 exhibitors will display chocolates, including Loring Park's new chocolatier Nanette Missaghi, who sells her Sepia Chocolates at Kilted Coffee, 1410 Nicollet Ave.

The chocolate fest will also feature demonstrations by several chefs and noted baker Dan "Klecko" McGleno, production manager for Saint Agnes Baking Co. known for fusing bread and chocolate.

Chocolatiers and chefs will also square off in competitions for the best chocolate wedding cakes, chocolate desserts and truffles, among other things.

The extravaganza will be open to the public Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 1-6 p.m. The International Market Square, 275 Market St., is located near Glendale & Lyndale avenues.

Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 6-12. Tickets the day of the show are $15 for adults, $10 for children 6-12 and free for children under 6. Groups of 10 or more can purchase advance tickets at a 20 percent discount by phone.

For more information, call 343-3390 or see