Chocolate, Coffee, and Some Berkeley History


Alice Medrich, the East Bay’s First Lady of Chocolate, will demo her chocolate truffles and sell books at the faire. Photo credit: Sang An, from Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts by Alice Medrich (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2012.

Artisanal chocolate and custom-roasted coffee are plentiful at this kickoff fundraiser for the Julia Morgan Berkeley City Club building. Sample an array of products from local chocolatiers and coffee roasters and enjoy cooking demos, mini-lectures, live music, a silent auction, and synchronized swimming in the historic indoor pool. Known as the “Little Castle,” the City Club building was designed by Julia Morgan as a social and cultural center for women’s clubs in Berkeley. Membership was opened to men in 1963 and the landmarked building remains a popular site for public and private meetings and events. The Chocolate & Coffee Faire marks the beginning of a 10 year, $10 million fundraising campaign to preserve the building. Cost: $35 adults, $25 children 12 and under; raffle tickets $20 each, 6 for $100. Tickets: here or berkeleycityclubconservancy

Chocolate & Coffee Faire
Berkeley City Club
Sunday October 27, 11am–4pm
2315 Durant St, Berkeley