Friday Foodie Forecast: Halloween Treats

October 22, 2010

Who says that Halloween sweets are only for kids? In honor of the upcoming holiday, satisfy your sweet tooth with a pastry from the Halloween Pastry Market in Logan Square, learn about chocolate and confectionery production at the "Sweet Home Chicago" exhibit, or do some grown-up trick-or-treating in the form of a chocolate tasting at Vosges. 

Logan Square Kitchen's Halloween Pastry Market

On Saturday, October 30 and Sunday, October 31, Logan Square Kitchen will showcase treats from small-batch pastry artisans as part of its Halloween Pastry Market. The market will feature special Halloween creations from vendors such as Macaron Chicago, Salted Caramel, Nice Cream and many more, and attendees can purchase sweets to take home. The market will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both days at the Logan Square Kitchen, 2333 N. Milwaukee Avenue, and admission is free for children and $1 for adults. (Note: the last pastry market they did - before Valentine's Day - was a huge hit, so get there early).

Sweet Home Chicago: A Lecture on Chocolate and Confectionery Production in Chicago

Learn about chocolate and confectionery production and technology in Chicago from Beth Kimmerle on Friday, October 29 at 4 p.m. Kimmerle, the author of Candy: The Sweet History and Chocolate: The Sweet History, is also the curator of the "Sweet Home Chicago" exhibit in the John Crerar Library, which is currently on display. The lecture will take place in the Kathleen A. Zar Room of the John Crerar Library, 5730 S. Ellis Avenue, and admission is free.

An Evening of Deviant Delicacies at Vosges

Celebrate Halloween in haute style on Thursday, October 28 at 6 p.m. at Vosges Haute-Chocolat for a masquerade and chocolate tasting. Taste a variety of chocolates paired with special libations, and be sure to dress up in the costume contest for your chance to win private chocolate and wine pairing. Admission to the event is $30, and attendees will receive 10% off all purchases made during the event. To RSVP, call (773) 296-9866. Vosges is located at 951 W. Armitage.

- Samantha Rollins