Friends of the Monterey Public Library 9th Annual Chocolate & Wine Tasting Benefit

Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

January 21, 2014
Media Contact:  Jeanne McCombs
Monterey Public Library, Monterey, California
(831) 646-3949 /



The Friends of the Monterey Public Library  present their 9th annual Chocolate & Wine Tasting Benefit on Friday, February 7,  7:00 -9:00 p.m., at the Monterey Public Library.  Sample a wide variety of local wines including Bargetto, Bernardus, Carmel Ridge, Pierce, Scheid and Ventana, as well as Prosecco and Ports.  Enjoy a dazzling array of chocolate treats ranging from cakes from  cookies, petit fours, brownies, fondue, ice cream, in addition to mole and a "chocolate" porter. Some of the participating local bakeries include Layers, Parker Lusseau, Room For Dessert and Mrs. Delish, and the list is still growing. 

The event features live music and a silent auction, with items such as: a dinner for two with wine pairings at Ventana, a Day of Beauty at the Spa at Pebble Beach, an original Rollin Pickford watercolor, an America's Cup Yacht sailing trip, a 4-night stay at select Hyatt Place locations in the U.S. with Airfare for 2, and more!  There will also be an opportunity drawing for a Kindle Fire, a night at the Lavender Inn in Napa Valley, recently voted as one of the Top 50 Small Hotels in the United States by readers of Conde Nast Traveler. 

All proceeds benefit the Monterey Public Library.  "This event is the Friends' single largest annual fundraiser, which provides the Library with over $15,000 for books and other library materials, cultural programs and children's activities," said Library Special Services Coordinator Jeanne McCombs, "And what could be more fun than tasting wine, nibbling on treats, and hanging with friends in the Library with nobody reminding you to lower your voice?"  

Must be age 21-up to attend. Tickets are $30 in advance at the Library Help Desk or $35 at the door.  For more information email or call (831) 646-5602.

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