ATLANTA (May 2005) – It’s a wonderful way to support a cause but a sinful way to support a diet! Chocolate! 2005, the fifth annual fundraiser for The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF), will be held on Thursday, June 23 at Villa Christina in Dunwoody from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $55 in advance and $65 at the door. For more information and to place ticket orders, visit www.chocolateforcf.org, or contact CFF at 404-325-6973. Villa Christina is located at Perimeter Summit off Ashford Dunwoody Road.
Atlanta’s top bakers, chefs, vintners and caterers will be featured at the festival, providing hundreds of chocolate delicacies for attendees to enjoy. Participants include Aria, Atlanta Chocolate Fountains, Buckhead Bread Company, Buckhead Wedding Cakes, Canoe, The Capital Grille, Chef Eric Catering, City Grill, Fifth Group Restaurants, Max Lager’s American Grille and Brewery, Murphy’s, Park 75, Pura Vida, Rainwater, Rathbun’s, Royal Cup Coffee Company, Roy’s, The Café at East Andrews and Villa Christina.
Although chocolate tastings take main stage, a chocolate martini bar sponsored by Grey Goose and a full dinner buffet presented by Villa Christina will be served, along with live entertainment by The Dave Bass Ensemble, a silent auction and a cash bar.
Honorary Chair of Chocolate! 2005 is George McKerrow Jr., co-owner/CEO of Ted’s Montana Grill and partner in We’re Cooking Restaurants, Inc. Host Chair is Wes Moss from “The Apprentice 2.” Corporate sponsors include the The Coca-Cola Company and Solvay Pharmaceuticals.
Chocolate! 2005 is a unique Atlanta event that expects 650 attendees and has a goal of $60,000 net for cystic fibrosis research.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was established in 1955 to assure the development of a cure and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease. Cystic fibrosis is an aggressive, genetic disease that affects approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States. In the last two decades, research funded by CFF has almost doubled the median survival age for people with cystic fibrosis from 18 years to the early 30s. Successful events such as Chocolate! and the generous contributions of volunteers and sponsors are responsible for funding this state-of-the-art scientific research.