Once Upon A Time: An Enchanted Chocolate Fantasy©

A Benefit Gala for the New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation

We're rolling out the red carpet for the gala of the year, "Once Upon a Time-An Enchanted Chocolate Fantasy©". Enjoy a magical night of ethereal chocolate confections set in the romance and whimsy of a fairy tale dream come true.

The picturesque Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa will provide the setting for this memorable event on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 7PM - Midnight. The beautiful, natural landscape welcomes guests on a serene drive to the resort where a spectacular, extravaganza of creative decor depicts the theme of "Once Upon a Time-An Enchanted Chocolate Fantasy©." Before you open the ballroom door your experience starts with the heavenly aroma of chocolate, wafting through the air. As the doors open, they unveil elaborate chocolate sculptures and edible sampling pieces all awaiting judgement from the internationally recognized, celebrity panel of judges. The chocolate pieces have been artfully, designed and crafted by the most noteworthy chocolatiers in our region who are competing to win Best of Show with their creative interpretation of "Once Upon a Time... An Enchanted Chocolate Fantasy©."

In addition to fantastic food and world-class chocolate, guests will have an opportunity to bid on an amazing array of donated items that will be up for auction. Luxury vacations, connoisseur wines, stunning jewelry and many more categories will be offered for bid.

All proceeds for the auction and gala will benefit the New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation.

New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation Mission: The New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation whose sole purpose is to further the cultural, educational and scientific programs and purposes of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. The Foundation will raise and manage funds for the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science through a variety of defined fund raising and entrepreneurial activities, and will provide identified services to enhance the programs and mission of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science.

Special Thanks to our 2013 Sponsors

  • Presenting Sponsor: KPMG, LLP
  • Gold Sponsors: Summit Electric Supply, Intel
  • Silver Sponsors: Bank of America, Bank of the West, Hunt Development Group, Marketing Solutions, Mercedes Benz of Albuquerque, New Mexico Federal Educator's Credit Union, Sandia National Laboratories/Lockheed Martin Corporation/Technology Ventures Corporation, Wells Fargo Bank
  • Bronze Sponsors: American Airlines, Beauchamp Jewelers, Classic Travel, Cumulus Media (Magic 99.5 and 770 KKOB), Distracted by Decor, Frank Frost Photography.
Saturday March 2nd, 2013
Hyatt Regency Tamaya
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A charity event to support the New Mexico Natural History Museum Foundation