Dentists Rejoice: Darien Dessert War Declared — Sample and Vote on Your Favorite

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Who’s got the best desserts in Darien? Which of these can you get your beloved on a St. Valentine’s Day visit? Find out for $5 this weekend at the “Something Sweet” event, which also features vendors of non-edible gifts for your Valentine.

The event, which takes place from 12 noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 3 at Mather Center — the Darien Senior Center — at 2 Renshaw Road, the same building as Town Hall.

The event, organized by Darien Parks and Recreation Department, allows you to sample desserts from various Darien restaurants and businesses, then vote on your favorite. That part costs $5 or $12 for four tickets.

Something Sweet Dessert Wars

Image from Darien Parks and Recreation Dept. Web Page

Something Sweet: First of the Darien Dessert Wars

Also featured will be gift items at a variety of price levels and free kids activities, provided by the Darien Police Association, including face painting and Valentine-themed cookie decorating.

Darien Dessert War Participants

Panna Cotta The Goose Dessert War

Picture from Darien Parks and Recreation Department website

Panna cotta is the Goose’s entry in the First Darien Dessert War. (Never bet against Italian desserts.)

– Chocolate Works of Darien

– Browne & Co.

– SoNo Baking Co.

– Whole Foods

– The Goose


Find a Gift for Your Valentine From These Vendors

– Lady Ming Jewelry

– Touchstone Crystal

Chocolate Works Dessert War Something Sweet

A Concoction from Chocolate Works of Darien, town experts on chocolate.

– Chloe & Isabel Jewelry

– Patrice 1 Collection

– Lularoe

– Soxfords

– HiRiseHive

– Clare Hare Darien

– Venture Photography

– Chocolate Moonshine

– Fizzy Fairies Bath

– Suzanne Saltzman: Silk Shawls

– April Wraps and Sweaters

– Just Jewelry

– Jean Forte


A “Pick Your Prize” Drawing

You can buy a ticket at the event for a “Pick Your Prize Drawing” featuring vendor gifts valued at $25 or more, including local store gift certificates and Valentine’s Day date night fun.

Tickets cost $5 apiece or $12 for 4 tickets, $20 for 10 tickets

Drawing Prizes include items from these Darien businesses: Browne & Co. | Estia’s Cafe | Palmer’s | Whole Foods | Jennifer’s Kitchen


For more information, Darien Parks and Recreation Department recommends you visit their Web pages on the town government website (although we think we’ve got all that information here, at least as of Monday morning) or call 203-656-7325.

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