Auto Alley's 'Chocolate Decadence' to be held Feb. 6
The Automobile Alley Association extends an invitation to the 23rd annual Chocolate Decadence, one of Oklahoma City’s most anticipated celebrations and Valentine traditions. Tickets are on sale now at ChocolateDecadenceOKC.com for the event taking place Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 at Leadership Square, 211 N. Robinson Ave.
Chocolate Decadence attendees will experience an evening of sweet and savory chocolate dishes from OKC’s best restaurants, gourmet coffee, wine, champagne, beer, live music and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit the Automobile Alley Association, which promotes local businesses, awards grants and sponsorships, activates and programs the district with events, placemaking, art, and light displays, cleans and maintains district streets and sidewalks, and advocates on behalf of all area stakeholders.
This year’s event will feature various ways to support Automobile Alley with a silent auction and raffle. The silent auction will offer attendees an array of items such as staycation packages, tickets to local attractions, gift baskets, gift certificates and opportunities to bid on one-of-a-kind experiences from OKC restaurants and businesses. Tony Foster Jr. and his band will be entertaining the crowd with love songs from across the decades, Jazz standards and today’s hits. Attendees can also request for the DJ to play their favorite song for a small donation.
In addition to the over 20 participating restaurants, attendees will be able to quench their thirst with wine and bubbles provided by Broadway Wine Merchants and craft beer from Automobile Alley’s three breweries: Prairie Artisan Ales, Twisted Spike Brewing Company and Vanessa House.
Automobile Alley is set for a year of unprecedented growth with HoganTaylor LLP and Heartland Payment Systems moving their offices and hundreds of employees to the district. In addition, the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center will be opening its state-of-the-art campus in March and will offer exhibitions, performances, and learning programs. These employees and guests will have easy access to diverse restaurants, shopping, and the OKC Streetcar.
In 2019, the district welcomed Parlor OKC, a food hall home to seven restaurants and two bars. Factory Obscura is bringing more art to the district with its first permanent experience ‘Mix-Tape’ on Northwest Ninth Street. Retail continues to grow with Common Dear, Southern Window and Cargo Room. Automobile Alley is now home to three coffee roasters with Prelude Coffee Roasters and Eôté Coffee Roasters joining Coffee Slingers Roasters.
“What a year 2019 was for Automobile Alley and 2020 is going to be stellar,” said Traci Walton of Plenty Mercantile, who also serves as the Automobile Alley Board Chair. “We are so excited to see Automobile Alley grow into a cultural destination. Join us as we celebrate and support our district!”
General admission tickets are $75 and include free food and drink. VIP tickets are $125 and include early entry at 6:00 p.m., access to a VIP seating area and exclusive VIP bar, and complimentary valet.
All tickets must be purchased in advance at ChocolateDecadenceOKC.com. Guests must be 21+ to attend and business or cocktail attire is encouraged. The first 350 guests to arrive are guaranteed to receive a commemorative Chocolate Decadence 2020 etched glass.
This year’s Chocolate Decadence food and drink will be provided by a variety of local restaurants including:
1492 New World Latin Cuisine
Bourbon Street Cafe
Broadway 10 Bar & Chophouse
Broadway Wine Merchants
Fassler Hall OKC
Iguana Mexican Grill
Kamp's 1910 Cafe
Katiebug’s Sips & Sweets
Prairie Artisan Ales
Sidecar Barley & Wine Bar
The Hall's Pizza Kitchen
The Melting Pot
Twisted Spike Brewing Company
Vanessa House Beer Company
Yuzo Sushi Tapas
Sponsors of the event include Automobile Alley, Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership, Midtown Renaissance and PLENTY Mercantile.
Auction item donations and cash sponsorships will be accepted through January 17, 2020. For more information, visit AutomobileAlley.org.