Chocolate Lovers Trail through Lake County, IL
Start getting your taste buds ready with a stop at the Long Grove Confectionery Co. for their Chocolate Tour. The quality of its candy and the ability for visitors to view production at their 25,000 sq. ft. facility creates a new respect for superior chocolate makers. Make sure you save time to shop in their retail store to purchase full-price and bulk priced candy products.
Escape from the ordinary and experience the extraordinary at The Chocolate Sanctuary. Chef Ahmed’s menu celebrates the cocoa bean in its many forms; your clients will find a variety of beautifully plated main courses, appetizers and desserts that incorporate the restaurant’s namesake ingredient.
Your next stop will be an experience in sweet science at Sweet Pete’s Candy. Candy making classes include chocolate bar your way, truffle, grand marnier cherry cordial or chocolate pizza. Should you want to break away from the chocolate theme there are also hand-pulled lollipop and candy cane classes.
Check into your chocolate lovers hotel – Holiday Inn & Conference Center. Upon check-in you will receive their homemade chocolate chip cookies followed by a wonderful wine
reception with appetizers featuring an imported Dutch chocovine wine in their restaurant, Spice. Your group can unpack and stay in for dinner with a specialized menu picked out for you along with your favorite chocolate dessert.
Next morning after an amazing breakfast including chocolate chip pancakes, walk off your chocolate coma by going across the street and shopping at Gurnee Mills. Should you need some more chocolate yumminess to take home, there are the fabulous Frangos® at Macy’s. Your group can meet at Rainforest Café for a specialized lunch menu and end with a chocolate Volcano!
This delicious itinerary will leave your group in a happy place as they head back home!