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TABLE TALK: Frolic to sample chocolate creations

By Teresa Farney Published: April 19, 2013

Do you love chocolate? Do you consider yourself a chocoholic? Then this event is for you: Kidpower's Chocoholic Frolic.

At least 13 pastry chefs and chocolate fiends will be preparing their signature chocolate dishes from 7 to 10 p.m. May 4 at the Garden of the Gods Club.

Here's a look at the bakers and candy makers who will be tantalizing your taste buds: Blue Sage Catering, Candies by Carol, The Chocoholic, Cravings Five Star Events, Creative Cakes, DeeDee's Expressively Cakes and Desserts, Garden of the Gods Club, Glacier Homemade Ice Cream and Gelato, The Melting Pot, Motif, Mya Bella Cupcakes, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and The Sugerplum Cake Shoppe. The cost is $60 per person until Friday and then, $70 per person until April 26. Call 520-1311. Visit kidpowercs.org.

Anniversaries

Several restaurants are gearing up to celebrate their successful years in the business.

Luigi's, 947 S. Tejon St., has been dishing homemade pasta for 55 years this month. Owners are celebrating with a dinner for two for $19.58 (the year they opened) plus tax and tip. You'll get two spaghetti dinners with choice of sauce, salad or homemade minestrone soup, Italian bread and spumoni ice cream.

The deal is for dine-in only and not good with other discounts. Also this month, they're offering two 24-ounce jars of their famous spaghetti meat sauce $15. Call 632-7339. Visit luigiscoloradosprings.com.

The Margarita at PineCreek, 7350 Pine Creek Road, marks 39 years with their popular 'Throwback ' menus during April. These are menus that have been offered throughout the years. This weekend chicken and dumplings is featured and then, on April 23-27, it's seafood Newburg. Call 598-8667. Visit coloradoeats.com/margarita.

Oscar's Oyster Bar, 333 S. Tejon St., got a spruce up, a new menu for lunch and dinner as well as a new tapas menu for the bar to celebrate the spot's 10-year anniversary. Call 471-8070. Visit oscarsoysterbar.com.

'KVOR Table Talk '

Guests on the 'KVOR Table Talk ' radio show on 740 AM, 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday:

Todd Langfield, general manager over food, retail and catering at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, and Nathan Dirnberger, executive chef at the zoo, talkabout The Overlook Caf? a new upscale eatery scheduled to open on Memorial Day weekend. They also will talk about the Grizzly Grill Roof-Top Garden that was built last year to provide the on-site-grown ingredients that are used in all the food outlets at the zoo. Call 475-9555. Visit cmzoo.org.

Andrea Barry, director of catering and special events for the Sunbird Mountain Grill and Tavern, 230 Point of Pines Drive, is joined by Richard Hart, general manager of the eatery, and Daryl Richards, executive chef at the grill, to talk about the updates and name change of the restaurant. Call 598-8990. Visit thesunbird.com.

Bob Elliott, a sales consultant with Classic Wines, talks about wine tasting at Springs Liquor Outlet, 6010 North Carefree Circle, 3 to 5 p.m. April 27. California-based Adler Fels Winery's Yosemite series red blend and white blend will be featured at the event. Labels on the bottles feature stunning photographs of Yosemite by Mark Burns, who will be at the event to sign bottles purchased. Call 266-9300. Visit coloradoliquoroutlet.com.

Pamela Wilson, owner of Pink Ribbon Cakes, and Janet Dinnen, director of communications and technology for Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy, talk about Wilson's cake business and the Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy's Spring Benefit Bash at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road, 6 to 10 p.m. April 25. Wilson will donate her beautifully decorated cakes to the Dessert Dash. Guests at each dinner table decide how much they will pay for their cake. Cost for dinner is $40 per person. Visit surveymonkey.com/s/sbb13 for tickets. Visit pinkribboncakes-colorado.com or call 660-6592 for information about Wilson's cakes.

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Send tips about restaurant openings, closings, menu changes and food specials to

teresa.farney@gazette.com, 636-0271,

Twitter @tffoodie or Facebook Teresa Farney.

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