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Frederick hosts 'An Evening of Decadent Desserts'

January 10, 2012

FREDERICK, Md. —  "An Evening of Decadent Desserts," is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St.

Sponsored by the Frederick Arts Council, "Decadent Desserts" will feature 11 of the area's pastry chefs in a spirited culinary competition to create the most delicious dessert items.

Participants include A Better Choice Bakery, Canapés, Carroll Street Cafe, Gourmet with Paula Catering, The Comus Inn, L.J's and the Kat Lounge, Jefferson Pastry Shop, Home at Braddock Inn, Moxie Bakery & Café, Patowmack Farm, Buddha's Baker, and more.

The event will carry a Roaring '20s theme, and feature singer Connie Guy and the Hood College jazz band, playing hits from the Charleston era. Other highlights will include strolling flappers, faux cigarette girls, gangsters, classic cars, and appearances by "Mae West" and "W.C. Fields." Original artwork by Frederick artist Yemi will also be raffled off.

Father Leo Patalinghug, chef and author of "Grace Before Meals," will provide a live cooking demonstration.

Artisan cheeses and gourmet coffee will also be served, as silent movies flicker overhead. A cash bar will sell popular 1920s-era alcoholic drinks. As an added opportunity, downtown restaurants Acacia, Brewer's Alley and Isabella's will offer to "Decadent Desserts" attendees a 2-for-1 lunch or dinner special.

Tickets for the event cost $35 each. Only 150 tickets will be sold. Proceeds from the event benefit the 19th Annual Frederick Festival of Arts. For tickets and event information, contact the Frederick Arts Council at 301-662-4190 or go to www.frederickartscouncil.org.

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