Weekends With Phro 17-18 June

An affair with chocolate, double roasted lamb, and a sticky green nightmare.

The Chocolate Affair @ Utano Restaurant – Saturday 17th June

I get excited when I hear about new events. I started Weekends with Phro partly because I needed a break from the usual weekend routine of going out for a drink, a bite, a dancefloor and going back home. If I am going to leave the comfort of my bedroom I’d prefer it to be for an event where *something* is happening that I can eat and drink alongside to, you feel me?

So the chocolate affair got me excited. The organisers promised chocolate fountains and chocolate exhibitions and tasting… They did not deliver. There was only one, (1), 1, ONE!, chocolate vendor with food. No chocolate fountains in sight. I was told other vendors cancelled at the last minute but I didn’t buy it. I know how unpredictable events can be but this played out as poor organising to me. How could they plan an event entirely dedicated to chocolate and only end up with one vendor? Hmmm.

This one vendor had brownies, and cupcakes which were yummy but not what I was expecting. Her table was more like a mini bake sale with bits of chocolate as edible decor on her baked goods. But I applaud her for showing up, I guess.

Nevertheless I grabbed a couple of brownies and moved on to the next vendor. They were selling all kinds of drinks infused with chocolate in one way or another. It was cute but nothing special. I had an Affogato which is essentially vanilla ice cream topped with a shot of espresso. They added a shot of rum to it and yeah, it was basically just ice cream to be honest.

I stuck around for some form of redemption, something to make it worth my while and entrance fee. I was happily entertained by the Churchill Boys Marimba band. They played a number of local songs by Amara Brown and Winky D, and some Rhumba classics as well which was great. They were the highlight of the event by far.