Old Sac Chocolate Week (May 2–8, 2016 … does every week have a theme in Sacramento these days?) is one multi-day event that everyone with a sweet tooth should partake in. Relegated to the city streets of our most famous and frequented region of Sacramento, this event has many special nights that are equally tantalizing and, if attended, wholly fulfilling. Of worthy mention is the gathering happening at both Ten22 and Rio City Cafe deliciously dubbed “Chocolate Pairing Nights.” Sure, chocolate is one of those foods that stands on its own but, more importantly, also serves as a great companion piece for beer, wine and more. Ten22 have two beer tastings that are served alongside a marshmallow chocolate bar for only $10 while the Rio City Cafe gets crafty and delivers several, different mini tarts adjoined by your choice of port, sauvignon blanc or zinfandel for only $15. The two-hour event starts at 5 p.m. leaving just enough time to slam your beers at the former establishment and later relax and simmer with some specialty wines. You’ve been good this week and actually worked your salaried hours rather than leaving your desk to take 10 breaks a day. This one’s for you. More info and ticket link at Oldsacramento.com/special-events/chocolate.

    Eddie Jorgensen

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