Join the Farm Alliance of Baltimore for an evening of dinner and dialogue that celebrates one of the world’s most loved delicacies, chocolate. This fundraising dinner series aims to celebrate food, visual arts, music, and historical genius while supporting the Farm Alliance’s work in cultivating a thriving urban agricultural community in Baltimore.

The evening will commence with a chocolate-themed cocktail hour, featuring handcrafted drinks by mixologist Dre Barnhill of James Beard-nominated Clavel Mezcaleria, and beats by DJ Sterling Warren. Following cocktail hour, guests will enjoy a delicious dinner, paired with complimentary wines, showcasing chocolate’s sweet, bitter, and savory nuances. Dishes will be crafted by Rosalyn Vera, owner and chef of Cocina Luchadoras. Post dinner, guests will enjoy a final digestif.

Jinji Fraser, Baltimore’s expert chocolatier and the creative force behind Jinji’s Chocolate, will host an enlightening dialogue during dinner hour with historian Deb Freeman of Setting the Table podcast and local artist & alchemist Kenya Miles of Blue Light Junction. Jinji will explore the intricate origins and cultivation of the chocolate plant, while honoring the legacy of Caesar the chocolatier, our esteemed Black ancestor of the evening.

Guests will also be able to bid on stunning artwork in our silent auction featuring pieces by acclaimed artists such as Pierre Bennu of Exit The Apple, the I. Henry Phillips Sr. Archives, and ceramicist Michelle Lorentzen.

We’ll keep the venue a secret until the week before the event. Ticket holders stay tuned for the reveal; we’ll be popping up in Baltimore City. The surprise will be worth the wait! Tickets are extremely limited.

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to champion urban agriculture in Baltimore City, while savoring an evening filled with culinary delights, thought-provoking discourse, and artistic inspiration.

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