White House Former Executive Pastry Chef to Join Chocolate Festival Nov. 26 at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

Dover, DE, September 08, 2011 --(PR.com)-- The Sixth Annual Chocolate Festival will be held in the Rollins Center on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Special guest, Executive Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier will present cooking demonstrations and tell stories of his days in the White House, at intervals from 1 to 4 p.m.

The festival will feature varieties of chocolate and candy exhibitors, an ice carving contest, one-of-a-kind gingerbread village, an arts and crafts marketplace with plentiful holiday gift selections and food stuffs for purchasing.

Live entertainment will be presented by the renowned Capital Ringers, performing favorite holiday melodies on English Handbells. Instrumentals and choral performances will be featured, in addition to dance presentations by Delaware Ballet Company. “Santa” will appear for photos with the kids.

Delaware Hospice will present its annual Festival of Trees in conjunction with the Chocolate Festival. Chocolate Festival admission is free for all children younger than 18, and $5 for adults at the door to the Rollins Center. Interested vendors may contact Jeannine Lahey at 302-857-2166 or jlahey@doverdowns.com.

In addition to his appearance in the afternoon, Chef Roland Mesnier will also host an exclusive VIP dinner in Michele’s at 8 p.m. Tickets for the three-course dinner are $50 per person, and seating is limited to 24 guests. Reservations for dinner are required and may be made by calling VIP Services at 800-711-5882.


Owned by Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: DDE), Dover Downs Hotel & Casino® is a premier gaming and entertainment resort destination in the Mid-Atlantic region. Gaming operations consist of approximately 2,600 slots and a full complement of table games including poker. The AAA-rated Four Diamond hotel is Delaware’s largest with 500 luxurious rooms/suites and amenities including a full-service spa/salon, concert hall and 35,000 sq. ft. of multi-use event space. Live, world-class harness racing is featured November through April, and horse racing is simulcast year-round. Professional football parlay betting is accepted during the season. Additional property amenities include multiple restaurants from fine dining to casual fare, bars/lounges and retail shops. For more information, please visit www.doverdowns.com.
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