Chocolate Escape

Escape to Old Town Winchester for Valentine’s shopping specials and indulgent chocolate morsels at the 7th Annual Chocolate Escape on Saturday, February 8, 2020!

Sample chocolate desserts at participating downtown restaurants, enjoy special discounts and treats at participating shops, and pamper yourself during the seventh annual Chocolate Escape! There will be downtown restaurants offering  a variety of $3 chocolate dessert samples and downtown businesses offering not only promotions and activities, but chocolate treats as well. Follow the red balloons to participating locations! The main event takes place 2-5 p.m., with some businesses offering shopping specials for additional hours. There will be a special appearance by the Walking Mall Poet from 12-5 p.m., offering bespoke typewritten poetry! Follow the Red Balloons to all 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.


 Click to download the 2020 Chocolate Escape Flyer


2020 Dining & Libations Offering $3 Samples:

– 147 North – 147 N. Loudoun Street
147 North will offer Decadent Chocolate Cake with Cappuccino Buttercream; Chocolate Porter.

– The Black Rose – 11 S. Loudoun Street
The Black Rose will offer Mexican Hot Chocolate; Chocolate Raspberry Coffee; Forbidden Love Oolong Tea; Love Struck Rooibos Tea. Book a facial day of Chocolate Escape and save 10%.

– Brewbaker’s Restaurant – 168 N. Loudoun Street
Brewbaker’s Restaurant will offer Chocolate Bacon Truffles; Chocolate Stuffed Croissants.

– Bright Box Theater – 15 N. Loudoun Street
Bright Box Theater will offer Tiramisu in Chocolate Cups; Chocolate Covered Bacon. 10% off Bright Box merchandise and gift certificates. Seasonal beers on tap.

– Cork Street Tavern – 8 W. Cork Street
Cork Street Tavern will offer a Dirt Cake Parfait. 

– El Centro Classic Mexican Food & Drink – 1 N. Loudoun Street
El Centro will offer a Chocolate Flan, a delicious combination of homemade chocolate cake and flan.

– Espresso Bar & Café – 165 N. Loudoun Street
Espresso Bar & Café will offer a 4 oz Hot Chocolate paired with an Anise Flavored Biscotti with Espresso Chocolate Covered Bottom.

– Fellowship of the Sip Restaurant & Tea House – 33 S. Loudoun Street
Fellowship of the Sip Restaurant & Tea House will offer Chocolate Ginger Cake with Whipped Cream and Super Fruit Preserve; Chocolate Pudding with Morello Cherries and Almond Slivers; Mint Hot Cocoa homemade with our excellent peppermint tea; Banana Chocolate Chip Vegan Muffins.

– Fresco Kitchen – 6 S. Loudoun Street
Fresco Kitchen will offer Keto Dark Chocolate Mousse; Chocolate Covered Bacon; Assorted Chocolate Truffles.

– George’s Food & Spirits – 103 E. Piccadilly Street
George’s Food & Spirits will offer Chocolate Cherry Tea with Chocolate Tea Cakes; Chocolate Pots de Crème; Mini Chocolate Martinis.

– The German Table – 158 N. Loudoun Street
The German Table will offer Profiterole Cups of Vanilla Cream layered with Cream Filled Puff Pastry topped with Chocolate.

– Piccadilly’s Public House and Restaurant – 125 E. Piccadilly Street
Piccadilly’s Public House and Restaurant will offer a Chocolate Mousse Tartlet with Raspberry. Drink Special: Chocolate Raspberry Martini.

– Red Fox Creamery – 146 N. Loudoun Street
Red Fox Creamery will offer a Mini Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwich (homemade cookies with homemade chocolate ice cream).

– Roma Old Town – 21 N. Loudoun Street
Roma Old Town will offer a Dark Chocolate Cup with Chocolate Mousse and Luxardo Cherries.

– Union Jack Pub & Restaurant – 101 N. Loudoun Street
Union Jack  Pub & Restaurant will offer “Brett’s” Cheesecake Pops; Chocolate Beer Sample.

– Village Square Restaurant – 103 N. Loudoun Street
Village Square Restaurant will offer Chocolate Mole Chicken Wings; Chocolate Old Fashioned.

– Violino Ristorante Italiano – 181 N. Loudoun Street
Violino Ristorante Italiano will offer Chocolate Cheesecake Bombe; Bicerin; White and Dark Chocolate Dipped Strawberries.

– Water Street Kitchen – 2 S. Loudoun Street
Water Street Kitchen will offer Flourless Chocolate Torte; Hot White Chocolate.

– Winchester Brew Works – 320 N. Cameron Street
Winchester Brew Works will offer a Raspberry Chocolate French Macaron; 4oz tasting of Chocolate Raspberry Big Schloss Imperial Stout.

– The Wine Room at Taylor Pavilion – 120 N. Indian Alley, Suite 100
The Wine Room at Taylor Pavilion will offer Dark Chocolate Covered Belgian Chocolate Mousse with Red Fruit Coulis.


2020 Shopping, Promotions, and Activities:

– Back to the Media – 41 S. Loudoun Street
Back to the Media will offer a 10% off storewide sale (records, games, comics apply). 

– Compass West Realty – 17 W. Boscawen Street
Compass West Realty will offer chocolate covered bacon, chocolate fountain, and sweet treats. 

– Eugene B. Smith Gallery & Custom Framing – 25 N. Loudoun Street
Eugene B. Smith Gallery will offer Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Heart Scavenger Hunt (adults & children) for a free gift, plus sweet treats. Also, 14% off prints and framed prints February 1st-16th.

Exotic Himalayan Handicrafts – 9 N. Loudoun Street
Exotic Himalayan Handicrafts will offer 15% off all clothing and jewelry.

Flavor Pourfection – 17 S. Loudoun Street
Flavor Pourfection will offer 20% off any size bottle of dark chocolate balsamic. Spend $30 and receive a free chocolate truffle. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Handworks Gallery – 150 N. Loudoun Street
Handworks Gallery will offer 20% off all jewelry from 2-5 p.m. with signature flower bouquet gift wrapping.

– Kimberly’s – 135 N. Braddock Street
Kimberly’s will offer 14% off purchases, free Abdallah truffles and wine tasting.

– Knit 1 Purl 2 – 20 W. Boscawen Street
Knit 1 Purl 2 will offer 20% off all yarn and novelty flags. Assorted chocolates including truffles, kisses, and other individually wrapped chocolates. 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

– Knitters Magic – 212 S. Loudoun Street
Knitters Magic will offer 10% off brown yarns. Special goodie bag with total purchase.

– Laze Nail Spa – 24 E. Piccadilly Street
Laze Nail Spa will offer 20% off for all services.

– Love’s Affect Jewelry – 3 S. Loudoun Street
Love’s Affect Jewelry will offer 30% off everything in store.

– LoX Salon – 209 E. Boscawen Street
LoX Salon will offer a complimentary hair mask with a junior stylist or artist. Champagne and chocolate treats for everyone.

– Mountain Trails – 115 N. Loudoun Street
Mountain Trails will offer 20% off all ladies sportswear, technical outerwear, women specific equipment (backpacks, sleeping bags, trekking poles, etc..), footwear and socks. 20% off all two person sleeping bags and sleeping pads. 20% off all Petzel headlamps. Also offering homemade brownies and a copy of the recipe to give away.

– Murphy Beverage Company – 167 N. Loudoun Street
Murphy Beverage Company will offer a wine tasting and homemade chocolate cookies. Pop up shop by The Chef’s Market featuring peanut butter filled chocolate covered strawberries for purchase.

– Nibblins – 27 N. Loudoun Street
Nibblins will offer $3 truffles; Fudge Special – buy 1 lb., get ½ lb. free; 2 whoopie pies for $3.

– Once Upon A Find – 48 S. Loudoun Street
Once Upon A Find will offer a 14% off Valentine sale. Free chocolate chip cookies and complimentary hot chocolate with each purchase. Enter for a free drawing, no purchase necessary. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

– The Polka Dot Pot – 157 N. Loudoun Street
The Polka Dot Pot will offer free m&m’s (polka dot candy) for all painters.

– Posh Pets Boutique – 156 N. Loudoun Street
Posh Pets will offer Valentine’s themed photos 12-4 p.m. with $10 donation to a local animal rescue. Also offering 20% off all Valentine themed merchandise, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and chocolate treats for customers.

– She Said Yes Boutique – 224 S. Loudoun Street
She Said Yes Boutique will offer $100 off a photo booth rental and drawing for a $50 gift certificate. Chocolate provided for customers.

– Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum – 19 W. Cork Street
Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum will offer chocolate themed activities including Hershey kiss scavenger hunt, chocolate candy graphing activity, decorating cups for hot cocoa, guessing game, and coloring page with recipe for chocolate ice cream. (No food offered in the museum).

Silver Cloud Jewelry – 142 N. Loudoun Street
Silver Cloud Jewelry will offer 15% off all clothing and jewelry.

– Time Traveler Toys & Collectible – 115 S. Loudoun Street
Time Traveler Toys & Collectibles will offer Buy 1 Get 1 Half Off everything in the store.

– Tin Top Art and Handmade – 130 N. Loudoun Street
Tin Top will offer an Immortal Mountain Chocolate tasting and pop-up shop. 20% off sale on jewelry, men’s accessories and Valentine’s Day cards.

– Wilkins’ ShoeCenter – 7 S. Loudoun Street
Wilkins’ ShoeCenter will offer chocolates and mystery discounts (15%-50%) throughout the store.

– Winchester Book Gallery – 7 N. Loudoun Street
Winchester Book Gallery says “What makes for a cozy Valentine’s Day celebration? We think—Storytime with the Crayons who Quit – We’re reading Love from the Crayons at 2, 3, and 4 p.m. with other titles in between. Crafting Sweet Valentine Fun – We’re making heart bookmarks and tissue paper wall hearts. Also offering treats from Great Reads including cookbooks, fiction, and children selections!.

– Worlds Away Escape – 9 N. Loudoun Street, Suite 105
Worlds Away Escape will offer free chocolate treats all day (while supplies last) plus 10% off your entire session with code choco2020 (event day only).

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