Chocolate Escape

Escape to Old Town Winchester for Valentine’s shopping specials and indulgent chocolate morsels at the 4th Annual Chocolate Escape on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Sample chocolate desserts at participating downtown restaurants, enjoy special discounts and treats at participating shops, listen to live music, enter to win a chocolate sculpture, and pamper yourself during the fourth annual Chocolate Escape! There will be downtown restaurants offering  a variety of $3 chocolate dessert samples and downtown businesses offering not only promotions, but chocolate treats as well. Follow the red balloon to participating locations!


Diners and shoppers will have the chance to make Valentine’s Day reservations and purchase gifts for loved ones or just browse. Old Town Winchester offers fine dining, artisan shops and specialty boutiques, florists, jewelry stores as well as a day spa and a salon. Escape to Old Town Winchester for Valentine shopping specials and indulgent chocolate morsels.


New this year! A Chocolate Sculpture will be on display at the Old Town Winchester Welcome Center (33 E. Boscawen Street). The Sculpture, created by Old Town Farmers Market vendor Edible Elegance by Erin (soon to be an OTW business at 141 S. Loudoun Street),  will be raffled from 2 – 4 p.m. with the winner chosen at 4 p.m. The raffle is free to enter. One entry per person.


Diners and shoppers will have the chance to make Valentine’s Day reservations and purchase gifts for loved ones or just browse. Old Town Winchester offers fine dining, artisan shops and specialty boutiques, florists, jewelry stores as well as a day spa and a salon. Escape to Old Town Winchester for Valentine shopping specials and indulgent chocolate morsels.


 Click to download the 2017 Chocolate Escape Flyer


2017 Participating Restaurants and Bakeries:


– 147 North – 147 N. Loudoun Street
147 North will offer a variety of truffles.


– 50/50 Taphouse – 29 W. Cork Street
50/50 Taphouse will offer chocolate ganache with fresh fruit, stout brownie with ice cream, selection of chocolate beers, and adult hot chocolate.


– bake – 21 E. Boscawen Street
bake will offer deep dish brownies, dark chocolate macaron (gluten free), chocolate cheesecake, white chocolate strawberry truffles (gluten free), dark chocolate orange truffles (gluten free), and chocolate panna cotta (gluten free). (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.)


– The Black Rose – 11 S. Loudoun Street
The Black Rose’s Coffee and Tea Lounge will offer gluten free chocolate brownie bites, chocolate dipped pretzels, chocolate raspberry coffee, chocolate orange coffee, Almond Joy chia pudding, and double chocolate cookies.


– Brewbaker’s Restaurant – 168 N. Loudoun Street
Brewbaker’s Restaurant will offer chocolate mousse shooters and raspberry Oreo truffles.


– Bright Box – 15 N. Loudoun Street
Bright Box will offer chocolate rum balls (2), decadent chocolate mousse, plus 10% discounts on gift certificates and Bright Box merchandise (11 a.m. – 5 p.m.). Enjoy live music 2-5 p.m.


– Cork Street Tavern – 8 W. Cork Street
Cork Street Tavern will offer mini triple chocolate chimichangas. Deep fried tortillas filled with melted chocolate served with chocolate ice cream and chocolate whipped cream.


– CrepeWorx – 158 N. Loudoun Street
CrepeWorx will offer a miniature chocolate mocha cheesecake crepe.


– The Dessert Bar – 123 N. Cameron Street
The Dessert Bar will offer the following chocolate specialties: Chocolatini Cupcakes – Chocolate cake soaked with Godiva liqueur and Bailey’s Irish Cream buttercream; Chocolate Razzletini Cupcakes – Chocolate cake soaked with razzmataz liqueur, raspberry filling, and chocolate raspberry ganache; German Chocolate Cupcakes – Chocolate cake with a traditional German chocolate topping of toasted coconut and pecans in cream; Strawberry Covered Chocolate Cupcakes – Chocolate Cupcakes with strawberry Swiss meringue buttercream and chocolate drizzle; Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Pretzel Rods with a variety of garnishes – coconut, toasted pecans, and caramel.


– El Centro – 1 N. Loudoun Street
El Centro will offer a chocolate flan cake. A moist chocolate cake topped with a layer of creamy flan.


– Espresso Bar & Café – 165 N. Loudoun Street
Espresso Bar & Café will offer a 4oz. hot chocolate (additional strawberry or orange flavor upon request) with samples of biscotti and chocolate pound cake.


– George’s Food & Spirits at the George Washington Hotel – 103 E. Piccadilly Street
George’s Food & Spirits will offer chocolate raspberry ganache thumbprint cookies.


– The Hideaway Café – 200 N. Braddock Street
The Hideaway Café will offer an 8oz deluxe hot chocolate or chocolate espresso bean cookies.


– Piccadilly’s Public House and Restaurant – 125 E. Piccadilly Street
Piccadilly’s Public House and Restaurant will offer salted caramel brownie truffles.


– Union Jack Pub & Restaurant – 101 N. Loudoun Street
Union Jack  Pub & Restaurant will offer a trio of truffles: chocolate cherry, coconut white chocolate, and chocolate peanut butter.


– Village Market & Bistro – 2 S. Loudoun Street
Village Market & Bistro will offer chocolate mousse with Grand Marnier whipped cream or a crème brûlée stout (ID required).


– Village Square Restaurant – 103 N. Loudoun Street
Village Square Restaurant will offer chocolate crème brûlée or white chocolate martini (ID required).



2017 Participating Businesses:


– Abija Blue – 126 N. Loudoun Street
Abija Blue will offer a wine tasting featuring a 2014 Siegel Cabernet Sauvignon, handcrafted chocolate covered caramels shaped in gold hearts for the sweetest of Valentines, and Sweet Whispers Gourmet Fruit Filled Meringues (all natural, no preservatives, gluten free.) All wine is 10% off bottle and 20% off case. Winter Wine specials running January and February.


– The Black Rose – 11 S. Loudoun Street
The Black Rose will offer an additional 10% off any item in the gift gallery.


– Campbell’s Classic Collectibles – 115 S. Loudoun Street
Campbell’s Classic Collectibles will feature Randy’s Candies special Valentine’s chocolates.


– Compass West Realty – 17 W. Boscawen Street
Compass West Realty will offer complimentary hot beverages and two chocolate fountains with fresh fruit for dipping.


– The Coop – 17 S. Loudoun Street
The Coop will offer a free chocolate rooster and buy 2 get 1 free candles.


– Dancing Dog Natural Market – 157 N. Loudoun Street
Dancing Dog Natural Market will offer a free sample of delicious non-dairy hot chocolate for customers and carob treats for dogs.


– Eclectic – 156 N. Loudoun Street
Eclectic will offer chocolates and 20% off jewelry.  


– Eugene B. Smith Gallery & Custom Framing – 25 N. Loudoun Street
Eugene B. Smith Gallery will offer sweet treats and sweetheart deals. 14% discount off prints and framed prints, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.


– Exotic Himalayan Handicrafts – 9 N. Loudoun Street, Suite 101
Exotic Himalayan Handicrafts will offer 15% off clothing, Thanka, and jewelry.


– Flavor Pourfection – 27 N. Loudoun Street
Flavor Pourfection will offer 10% off anything chocolate.


– Ghost Tours Old Town Winchester VA – 106 S. Loudoun Street (Old Town General Store)
Valentine scavenger hunt from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. $9.99 per person. Collect sweets, treats and more along the way. Turn in map and receive a free chocolate covered strawberry. Grand prizes for the first 3 completed maps turned in. Call 540-827-9948 for more information. Also, purchase any Love, Wine, Roses and Ghosts Tour Ticket between 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and receive a free box of chocolate covered strawberries.


– Handworks Gallery – 150 N. Loudoun Street
Handworks Gallery will offer 15% off jewelry all day.


– Incredible Flying Objects – 111 N. Loudoun Street
Incredible Flying Objects will offer free samples of their famous chocolate covered insects, while supplies last! Stop by IFO and check out fun toys, games and novelties for all ages.


– Keller Williams Realty – 9 N. Loudoun Street, Suite 104
Keller Williams Realty will offer complimentary hot chocolate and office tours.


– Kids @ Kimberly’s – 123 N. Braddock Street
Kids @ Kimberly’s will offer wine and chocolate tastings, gourmet hot chocolate and 10% off all purchases.


– Kimberly’s – 135 N. Braddock Street
Kimberly’s will offer wine and chocolate tastings, gourmet hot chocolate and 10% off all purchases.


– LoX Salon – 209 E. Boscawen Street
LoX Salon will offer a Sweetheart Blowout and Chocolate Facial package for only $60.00 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Indulge in champagne and chocolate covered strawberries and treats while getting pampered by TeamLoXVA. Purchased separately – Blowout $35.00 (shampoo and head massage, deep conditioning treatment and blowout with style), Facial $35.00 (relaxing, detoxifying facial massage and mask). Please call now to book – Spots for this offer will not last. 540-773-4558. 


– Make Nest Interiors – 1 S. Loudoun Street
Make Nest Interiors will offer items in pairs at 20% off.


– mcKee’s – 103 W. Piccadilly Street
mcKee’s will offer wine and chocolate tastings, gourmet hot chocolate and 10% off all purchases.


– Mountain Trails – 115 N. Loudoun Street
Mountain Trails will offer brownies and chocolate chip cookies for everyone and store wide savings from 20-50% off.


– Murphy Beverage Company – 167 N. Loudoun Street
Murphy Beverage Company will offer a wine tasting featuring wines for your Valentine as well as a selection of Valentine’s themed beers and wines to try along with cheeses and chocolates to sample.


– Old Town General Store – 106 S. Loudoun Street
Old Town General Store will offer 2 hot chocolates for the price of 1. Spice it up at the Valentine’s toppings bar by adding marshmallows, whipped cream, caramel, and dark chocolate shavings. 1/2 price for 1 hot chocolate. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


– Once Upon A Find – 48 S. Loudoun Street
Once Upon A Find will offer $5 off every $25 purchase. Free hot chocolate and cookie with every purchase.


– Pebble in a Pond – 16 S. Braddock Street
Pebble in a Pond will offer 10% off Gift Certificates for Holistic Healing Sessions. All new clients get their second session free, even when they come in with a Gift Certificate. Treat yourself or your Valentine to 2 Holistic Healing Sessions and get an extra 10% off!  Free hot chocolate too, of course! 


– The Polka Dot Pot – 7 N. Loudoun Street
The Polka Dot Pot will offer m&m chocolates to all painters during the day.


– Posh Pets Boutique – 16 S. Loudoun Street
Posh Pets will offer 20% off doggie iced Valentine cookies, and free human chocolate refreshments.


– Richard’s Jewelry – 128 N. Loudoun Street
Richard’s Jewelry will offer 10-30% off merchandise. Chocolate colored fresh water pearls on sale.


– Savory Taste of Winchester Food/Wine Tours – 106 S. Loudoun Street (Old Town General Store)
Love, Wine, Roses & Ghosts Experience visiting numerous restaurants. Meet at the Old Town General Store at 11 a.m. $54.95 per person. Call (540) 827-9948 for information.


– Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum – 19 W. Cork Street
Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum will offer 5% off store purchases when you find the hidden kiss in the museum store. Various “sweet” activities will take place throughout the museum geared to youthful visitors. (No food items).


– Silver Cloud Jewelry – 142 N. Loudoun Street
Silver Cloud Jewelry will offer chocolate sweet promotions.


– Simply Charming – 28 W. Piccadilly Street
Simply Charming will offer 14% off purchases all day including sale items. An array of tantalizing chocolate treats will be served including their famous chocolate licorice.


– Tin Top Art and Handmade – 130 N. Loudoun Street
Tin Top will offer a tasting of chocolates by Immortal Mountain Chocolates in Front Royal, VA from 2-5 p.m.


– Wilkins’ ShoeCenter – 7 S. Loudoun Street
Wilkins’ ShoeCenter will be offering special savings marked with a heart (10-20% discount) on selected in stock merchandise. 2-5 p.m. only.


– Winchester Book Gallery – 185 N. Loudoun Street
Winchester Book Gallery will be offering free samples of chocolate treats from favorite cookbooks, a great collection of beautiful Valentine’s Day cards for your true love(s), a 25% discount off all cookbooks, 25% off Espresso Mugs, and pick up a sweet goodie!


– Winchester Brew Works – 320 N. Cameron Street
Winchester Brew Works will be releasing a chocolate raspberry stout on tap exclusively for this event.

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