Highlights of the 19th Annual Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival include:
* Gourmet Tastings & Premium Samples
* Chocolate & Wine Pavilion
* Ghirardelli Chocolate Earthquake Ice Cream Eating Contest
* Chocolate School \"From Cocoa Bean to Chocolate Bar\"
* Chef Demonstrations
* Silent Auction to Benefit Project Open Hand
Although the event is free to attend, you\'ll need tickets if you want to sample the gourmet chocolates, candies and drinks. Buy them online before you go to save time and money. A Chocolate Tasting Ticket good for 15 gourmet tastings cost $20 in advance or $25 at the door; an additional $20 gets you 12 more tastings at the Chocolate & Wine Pavilion. This decadent event takes place near Fisherman\'s Wharf, at Ghirardelli Square - less than two miles away from our boutique hotel in Union Square. Stay with us and enjoy stylish rooms and suites, complimentary continental breakfast, and complimentary evening reception with wine and cheese. Contact us at your convenience at 1 (415) 397-3510 for more information and to make your reservations.