This Saturday, Feb. 9, will be the fourth year that the Janice Mason Art Museum has held the popular “A Chocolate Affair.” Museum administrator Paula Lisowsky said it is the perfect way to have an elegant night out without spending a great deal of money. It is held in the Fairholme Victorian House, also known to many locals as the former residence of John L. Street. Because it can get rather crowded inside around the tables of chocolate, tickets are being sold for three sessions. One will begin at 6 p.m., another will begin at 7 p.m., and the final session will be at 8 p.m. One hundred tickets are available for each session. Tickets for museum members are $12, and are $15 for non-members. Lisowsky said that tickets for the event must be purchased in advance by calling the museum at 522-9056.
Although there is no dress code for the event, many of the attendees dress up. After walking into the main room, they will find a table full of diverse treats with one obvious similarity: they’re all made of chocolate. Many of the treats are made by museum board members, such as the chocolate truffles from Portia Ezell. Other deserts in the past have been made by professionals in the area, Lisowsky said. There are also always two chocolate fondue fountains with fresh fruit and pretzels nearby for dipping. Milk chocolate will flow out of one, with dark chocolate coming out of the other.
Read all about JMAM's chocolaty plan on Page 1A of your Cadiz Record.