Valentine’s Day might be geared toward couples—but they aren’t the only ones who should enjoy the month of February! Katherine Anne Confections, Logan Square Kitchen and Vinejoy are making sure everyone—singles and couples of every description—have a fun-filled February with great food, chocolate, beer and wine events.

February is definitely the month of love, so fall in love with everything from mouth-watering truffles to unique, hand-crafted wines at the tasty events listed below!

12 Perfect Pairs at Katherine Anne Confections

Friday, February 10

5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Katherine Duncan, founder and confectionista of Katherine Anne Confections, a locally-focused chocolatier, is excited to host the unique tasting event, “12 Perfect Pairs”! Enjoy an evening of perfect pairings featuring six different Vinejoy wines, cheese-focused savory bites by FIG Catering, three awesome brews by Half Acre Beer and brand new truffles, caramels and marshmallows from Katherine Anne herself. There will be 12 carefully paired combinations for attendees to try…and try some more! All products will be available for purchase, so those delicious, flavorful experiences can be recreated at home.

Check the event Facebook page for a list of the mouth-watering creations:

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Buy your ticket online at

Katherine Anne Confections

2745 W. Armitage Ave.

Chicago, IL 60647

Valentine’s Day Pastry Market at Logan Square Kitchen

Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12

10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Logan Square Kitchen presents its 3rd Annual Valentine’s Day Pastry Market—a delicious event that gives attendees a taste of some the best sustainable, small-batch, pastry, cake, ice cream, handmade confections and culinary gift items available in Chicago. Many of the artisans found here are not widely available outside the LSK and local Markets.

Attendees at this delectable event will discover amazing handmade pastries, candy, chocolate and more. This is the perfect chance to shop for your Valentine or linger around the kitchen and enjoy your own savory creation over a great coffee, warm cider or hand-crafted cocktail.

Among the artisans, you will see emerging talent next to the familiar faces that make Chicago a great food town. Vendors make unique creations for each Market.

For an up-to-date list of vendors, visit

Tickets are $1 for adults and kids are free.

Logan Square Kitchen

2333 N. Milwaukee Avenue

Chicago, IL 60647

Valentine’s Day Truffle Making Party at Katherine Anne Confections

Sunday, February 12

2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Katherine Duncan, founder and confectionista of Katherine Anne Confections, a locally-focused chocolatier, will be hosting a February Truffle Making Party—just in time for Valentine’s Day! Katherine opens her kitchen and recipe book to the public as she demystifies the art of making truffles. Instead of buying your Valentine another box of chocolates, make this year something special by creating your own unique, delicious truffles!

Tickets are $50 and include wine, light appetizers and truffles! Reservations are required and space is limited, so sign up today!

Katherine Anne Confections

2745 W. Armitage

Chicago, IL 60647


Already have a special someone? Celebrate at a unique wedding event presented by the Chicago Green Wedding Alliance. Details are below.

Wedding Event Presented by Chicago Green Wedding Alliance

 Sunday, February 26, 2012

12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Want to create a zero waste event? Committed but don’t fit into conventional molds? Looking for the fairy tale wedding with a twist? Don’t want to wear a dress? You both want to wear a dress? Want an amazing dress? LGBT? Straight? We have you covered…

The Chicago Green Wedding Alliance is excited to host Committed, an avant-garde, green wedding show housed at the newest eco-venue in Chicago, Greenhouse Loft. This isn’t your typical wedding show, as it will be geared towards committed couples—couples of any description—men + women, women + women, men + men. This wedding show will be dedicated to couples who are committed to each other, committed to the environment and committed to throwing the best party Chicago has ever seen.

The show consists exclusively of members of the Chicago Green Wedding Alliance, a thoughtful group of local Chicago vendors that make “being green” an important part of their business models. The Committed show will feature sustainable and organic food tastings, local beer, wine and cocktail demonstrations, wedding dress and tux models, DJs and bands, photographers, venues, invitation makers, salon nail and make-up demonstrations, sustainable and organic confections and cake samplings and much more.

For more information and a list of vendors, visit

Tickets for the show are $10 for singles and $15 for couples. To buy your tickets, visit

Greenhouse Loft

2545 W. Diversey

Chicago, IL