The Ninth Annual Chocolate on the Beach Festival has come and gone as of the February 26th weekend. Specialty businesses and vendors came from all over Washington for an opportunity to exhibit their tasty handmade chocolate treats. There were multitudes of gourmet bonbons, ice creams as well as different types of gourmet toffees and chocolate themed alcoholic beverages.
The neighbouring communities of Moclips, Aloha, Copalis Crossing, Seabrook and Copalis Beach all participate in the festival by being a part of the Chocolate on the Beach People's Choice Awards, a contest that is open to all of the listed communities' businesses, that any festival-goer has a chance to judge.
The results for the Ninth Annual Chocolate on the Beach Festival are as follows:
Chocolate Cocktail Throwdown
Best Shot: 1. The Green Lantern for their "Lantern Landlubber." and Seagate for their "Brownie Batter Shot." 2. Mill 109 Pub for their "Logjam."
Best Martini: 1. Ocean Crest Resort for their "S'more Tini." 2. Seagate for their "Black Forest Manhattan." 3. Mill 109 Pub for their "Spar Tree."
Best Signature Drink: 1. Green Lantern for their "Fluffbucket's Felony." 2. Windjammer for their "Fudgecicle." 3. Mill 109 Pub for their "Dolbeer."
Best Bartender/Server: Mary Ellen Bishop of the Windjammer Restaurant.
Battle of the Bean
Best Hot Espresso Surfhouse: Salty Surf.
Best Cold Espresso Surfhouse: Chocoholic Frappuccino.
Best Barista: Brittany Miller.
Best Starter/ Appetizer: Ocean Crest Resort for their Asian Dungeness Crab Cake with Chocolate Chili Sauce.
Best Entree: Mill 109 Pub for their Cocoa Rubbed Pork tenderloin with White Chocolate Polenta.
Best Dessert: Mill 109 Pub for their Triple Chocolate Tiramisu