On September 23 something sweet is going on in Thomaston Connecticut at the Railroad Museum of New England located on 242 East Main Street. Haight Brown Vineyard, Fascia’s Chocolates and the Railroad Museum of New England have teamed up and are offering the “Chocolate Decadence Sunset Tour” that is a sure way to indulge in locally made wine and chocolate. This event promises to be an unforgettable experience, because the only other place in the world where you can take a “chocolate” train is in Switzerland.
The event kicks off at 6 p.m. at the Thomaston Station off of Rte. 6 with a reception featuring hor d”oeurves, live music, wine and even wine tastings. The train departs the station at 7:15 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. there will be a bubbly toast on the face of the scenic Thomaston Dam. Don’t forget to bring your camera or cell phone for photo opportunities.
The trip continues as you pass lovely scenery while savoring fine wines from Haight Vineyard, Connecticut’s first farm winery and chocolates from Fascia’s, a chocolate company in Waterbury that has been making delectable chocolates for more than 50 years.
At 8 p.m. guests arrive for a private tour of Fascia’s Chocolate Company. A visit to Fascia’s gives you the chance to see how these delicacies are made, take a tour, taste treats, even try your hand at making your own custom bar of chocolates, and of course, load up on freshly made chocolates at the factory store. A freshly baked chocolate lava cake will also be served.
Guests depart Fascia’s Chocolate Company at 9:15 and arrive back at the Thomaston Station at 9:30 p.m. The ticket price is $75 per person and includes a scenic train ride, wine, hor d’ oeurves, Fascia’s chocolates, your very own custom bar of chocolate, and dessert.