The 27th Annual Friends of the Copper Queen Library Chocolate Tasting will be held on February 10 from 6-9 pm at Central School, down the street from the Toland Adobe, our Bisbee vacation home rental. Central School is located at 43 Howell Avenue in Old Bisbee.
This is always a popular event, and for good reason – not only do they serve scrumptious chocolate and delicious coffee, it’s fun to hang with the locals – even if you’re not really a local!
Local chefs and volunteers prepare gobs of decadent chocolate desserts for this event. And I mean gobs. The choices are amazing. And pretty!
The way the fundraiser works is you buy entrance tickets for $10, and you receive six “tastes” of chocolate of your choice. What they call a “taste” is a plentiful serving of decadence. Is there anything better than chocolate? Both coffee and water are provided; red and white wine will be available for adults (with a suggested donation box).
For many years, this event was held at the Copper Queen Library. They moved it to Central School a few years ago to provide more space and better parking. If you’re staying at our Bisbee vacation rental, it’s a two minute walk.
Our attendance at “the Taste” in 2012 solidified our decision to buy our Bisbee vacation rental. We felt so welcome in Bisbee, and still do to this day.
The Friends of the Library uses funds raised from this event to pay for free year-round programming at the Library, which includes children’s programs (such as Summer Reading), and to underwrite Arizona Humanities Council, book groups, Freewrite classes, and other cultural events.
Tickets may be purchased at the Copper Queen Library, Bisbee Olive Oil, High Desert Market, Bisbee Office Supply, and at Finders Keepers.
In 2017, free golf cart shuttles will be provided by The Bisbee Tour Company from the Grand parking lot and the Convention Center parking lot. (If you’re staying at the Toland Adobe, you’ll just walk a couple of minutes from the house.)
February 10 is a “Second Saturday” for Bisbee After Five, so Bisbee’s charming shops and galleries will hold Open House from 5:00 to 8:00. Try to arrive a bit early so you can do some shopping, have dinner at one of Bisbee’s many restaurants, then come to the Chocolate Tasting for dessert.
The next time you’re in Bisbee, consider staying at our Bisbee vacation rental, the Toland Adobe. It’s a great home base for seeing Bisbee.
This blog was updated and published again for 2018.