Seven Sweet Tooth Satisfying Stops on Chocolate Trail

Monday, January 13, 2014 - 3:17pm

St. Pete/Clearwater, FL (November 1, 2013) - As the area gears up for Enjoy Arts & Tastes---a three-day festival starting Nov. 15 that will bring the largest collection of celebrity chefs ever assembled on the Gulf Coast---Visit St. Pete/Clearwater is launching a three-part video celebration of culinary highlights, from the best of Gulf fresh seafood to the most decadent local desserts.

While the bulk of the festival will focus on the savory creations of more than a dozen celebrity chefs---including Scott Conant, Todd English, Ingrid Hoffman and Masaharu Morimoto---fans with a sweeter tooth are already buzzing about "Nocturnal Cravings," Duff Goldman's (aka "Ace of Cakes") late-night dessert-only affair that takes place at The Dali on opening night.

In anticipation, VSPC has created a 2-minute Chocolate Trail, highlighting the best spots to satisfy a sweet tooth from Tarpon Springs to Madeira Beach to downtown St. Pete.

Featured in the video and displaying his work at Goldman's "Nocturnal Cravings" event isChocolatier William Brown of William Dean Chocolates (Bellair Bluffs), who rose to chocolate stardom after his creations were featured in The Hunger Games. Just 5 years ago, Brown was a businessman who gave up his nine to five schedule for a passion ofchocolate making.

The complete list of stops on VSPC Chocolate Trail, include:
• William Dean Chocolates (Bellair Bluffs)
• The Fudge Factory (Tarpon Springs)
• The Candy Bar (Dunedin)
• Strachan's Ice Cream (Dunedin)
• The Candy Kitchen (Madeira Beach)
• Kilwin's (Madeira Beach)
• Schakolad Chocolate Factory (St. Pete)