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February 13 Chocolate Fest at Fox Run -- Just in Time for Valentine's Day

February 2, 2015

NOVI, MI -- Residents of Fox Run retirement community in Novi, MI, will feast on hundreds of chocolate  delicacies prepared by the nation's finest chefs on Friday, February 13, when they celebrate a pre-Valentine's Day Chocolate Fest by  basking in the nostalgia and romanticism of chocolate . Family members of residents who have flown into Novi will also participate. And there promises to be a few "surprises," according to the participating chefs.

Kevin Cunningham, Director of Dining Services and a chocolatier who admits to having a constant craving for  truffles and cheesecakes, will create many of the chocolate masterpieces himself as part of this "History of Chocolate" extravaganza. The event will be held Friday, February 13,  from 4 -  6:30 p.m., in  the Fireside and Signatures restaurants on the Fox Run campus located at 41000 Thirteen Mile Road.

The Entrée will consist of sliced beef tenderloin rubbed with organic cocoa nib, cinnamon spices and served with a chocolate infused red wine sauce.  Chocolate delights will include the following:

  • Chocolate Cheesecake
  • White Chocolate Cheesecake
  • Cream puffs w/ vanilla ice-cream and chocolate ganache
  • Chocolate mousse cups
  • White Chocolate mousse cups
  • Chocolate dipped Strawberries
  • Chocolate dipped Cherries in Vodka
  • Chocolate chip bars
  • Chocolate bread pudding
  • Turtles
  • Peanut butter cups
  • Truffles
  • Hot Chocolate
  • White Hot Chocolate
  • Mini bumpy cupcakes
  • Brownies
  • Chocolate macaroons

Fox Run's Chefs de Cuisine have assisted Cunningham by gathering chocolate recipes and history from around the world.  The final presentation will challenge some of the best "chocolatiers" across the globe.


Fox Run, which is managed by Erickson Living, has more than 1,000 residents. It offers extensive wellness and prevention programs, balance assessment and fall prevention programs, and Fitness and Aquatics Centers. Also,  there are scores of resident-inspired and resident-led clubs, committees and interest groups in these categories: art; cards; computers and technology; dance; faith-based and interfaith; film, fitness and sports; games; gardening; lifelong learning; music; literature, philanthropy; political awareness; theater; woodworking; and writing.