12 Portland restaurants and bakeries to feature chocolate desserts all month long to benefit Eastern Congo Initiative
Participating restaurants and bakeries include:
- Baker & Spice
- Bar Avignon
- Bistro Agnes
- Le Pigeon
- Little Bird Bistro
- Oui! Wine Bar + Restaurant
- Pacific Pie
Dessert highlights include – Nora Antene will be making Chocolate and Tehina Marbled Cheesecake at Tusk. Soon to be open Bistro Agnes will be offering a classic Tarte au Chocolate. Over at it’s sister restaurant Ox, you can Turtle Sundae with Theo Chocolate Ice Cream, Salted Caramel Sauce, Chantilly Cream, Roasted Pecans, and Amarena Cherry. Little Bird’s pastry chef Erin Hughes has created a Chocolate Pavlova with Vanilla-Cherry Ice Cream, Caramel Cream, and Chocolate Cherry Sauce. Newly debuted Oui! Wine Bar + Restaurant will be serving Dark Chocolate Olive Oil Cake with Candied Kumquat, Olio Nuovo Ice Cream & Pistachio Streusel, and pastry chef Helen Jo has created a Chocolate Malted Chestnut Mousse Cake with Cassis Chocolate Chip Ice Cream at Le Pigeon.
The eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been plagued with violence for far too long. The path to peace is long but through their partnership, Theo Chocolate and Eastern Congo Initiative are making a real difference in the lives of Congolese people. Theo’s cocoa sourcing from Congo now supports over 4,500 farmers and in turn, over 32,800 family members. Theo also supports a new maternal health initiative that has thus far eliminated maternal and newborn deaths in in these farming communities.
Remember, there are 28 days in February and 12 restaurants and bakeries participating in Chocolate for Congo. Can you eat all 12 delicious desserts before the month ends?
For more info on the amazing work of Eastern Congo Initiative and their partner in the region, Theo Chocolate, please visit their websites: easterncongo.org and theochocolate.com. Questions? Please contact Lauren Fortgang at firstname.lastname@example.org