West goes wild for chocolate

News

West goes wild for chocolate

25th annual Chocolate Fantasia raises $8,000 for Volunteers of America
Yona Delling, 4, dips a strawberry in the chocolate fountain at Chocolate Fantasia. He is Carson Delling's son.
The Red Snapper created “True Chocolate Grit” for Chocolate Fantasia.
Sheri Gustafson’s “Cowgirl Kisses Cookies” received first place at Chocolate Fantasia.
Katie Jakino, 2, plays at the kids’ station with her father, Tony Jakino, after enjoying several chocolates at Chocolate Fantasia.
Fairlight Whritner, left, and Kendra Mackenbach sit behind a saloon made out of chocolate to help serve other deserts. They work at Cocoa Euphoria and won second place at this year’s Chocolate Fantasia for taste and visual.
Mandy Winn roasts marshmallows for s’mores. She and her team from Celebrations Event Productions helped create the decorations for Chocolate Fantasia.

West goes wild for chocolate

Yona Delling, 4, dips a strawberry in the chocolate fountain at Chocolate Fantasia. He is Carson Delling's son.
The Red Snapper created “True Chocolate Grit” for Chocolate Fantasia.
Sheri Gustafson’s “Cowgirl Kisses Cookies” received first place at Chocolate Fantasia.
Katie Jakino, 2, plays at the kids’ station with her father, Tony Jakino, after enjoying several chocolates at Chocolate Fantasia.
Fairlight Whritner, left, and Kendra Mackenbach sit behind a saloon made out of chocolate to help serve other deserts. They work at Cocoa Euphoria and won second place at this year’s Chocolate Fantasia for taste and visual.
Mandy Winn roasts marshmallows for s’mores. She and her team from Celebrations Event Productions helped create the decorations for Chocolate Fantasia.
Chocolate Fantasia Winners

Professional Category
People's Choice Award
First Place: Sweet Treats by Morgan at The Glacier Club – “Sundance Kid Sundae”
Second Place: Cocoa Euphoria – “Cocoa Euphoria Saloon”
Third Place: Seasons Rotisserie Grill – “Western Truffles”
Honorable Mention: Fuzziwigs – “Belly Up to the Bar”
Professional Winners
Visual
First Place: Celebrations Event Productions – “Gimme S'More”
Second Place: City Market North – “Places in the Heart”
Third Place: City Market South - “Pick ‘em Up, Move ‘em Out Chocolate Cake”
Taste
First Place: Celebration Cakes (formerly Cake Café) – “Campfire Coffee Cupcakes”
Second Place: The Palace Restaurant – “Mousse Sighting in Durango?”
Third Place: Seasons Rotisserie Grill – “Western Truffles
Honorable Mention: Mama's Boy Italian Ristorante – “A Treat for Mr. Ed”
Visual and Taste
First Place: Fuzziwig's Candy Factory – “Belly Up to the Bar”
Second Place: Cocoa Euphoria - “Cocoa Euphoria Saloon”
Third Place: Sweet Treats by Morgan at The Glacier Club - “Sundance Kid Sundae”
Honorable Mention: Albertsons – “Wild and Rowdy Chocolate Cake”
Amateur Winners
The First National Bank of Durango Dessert of the Year
Robert De Nier School, Chef Noto – “Barn Dance Mole Pork & Chips”
Taste
First Place: Judie King – “Choco Mint Balls”
Second Place: Judy Yearout - “Butch Cassidy's Favorite”
Third Place: Betsy Clark – “Kick Ass Kowgirl Chocolate”
Visual and Taste
First Place: Shari Gustafson – “Cowgirl Kisses Cookies”
Second Place: Sara Hitti, Tanya Pendarvis, Cheryl Robertson – “Chocolate-Almond Tassies”
Third Place: Mikayla Westbrook – “A Cowgirl's Dream”
Just Kiddin'Around
Honorable Mention
Hannah Earley
Bryce Mestas
Abigail Tate
Eleanor Tate
Ethan Tate
Katherine Tate
Victoria Tate

Reader Comments
click here to add your event
Area Events