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Last updated: January 23, 2017 at 10:27 am. Posted by in Caesars Palace, Las Vegas Hotels, Las Vegas Restaurants, Paris Las Vegas, The LINQ, Things to Do in Las Vegas. Comments Off on Get Your Chocolate Fix in Vegas.

Every day is National Chocolate Day to us, but if you’re one of those people who actually has some self control and you only eat chocolate on special occasions, Friday is your lucky day.

Yes, October 28 is National Chocolate Day, which means you can go out and eat the chocolate treats of your choice with zero guilt. If you’re looking for a place to indulge, we have some suggestions for you. Here are some Las Vegas restaurants where you can get your chocolate fix:

THE HIGH ROLLER AT THE LINQ PROMENADE

Chocolate Tasting on The High Roller

Taking a spin on the world’s tallest observation wheel is always a good time, but throw some chocolate and wine into the mix and it’s even better.

The High Roller at The LINQ Promenade recently launched an in-cabin chocolate tasting experience in conjunction with Ethel M Chocolates. Hop into one of the 550-foot-tall wheel’s cabins and taste some chocolate as you enjoy the views on a 30-minute ride.

A chocolatier ambassador will showcase five different pieces and will teach you about the origins of chocolate and how the pieces were created, focusing on the aroma, taste and texture.

You’ll also get a voucher for a complimentary glass of wine, which can be picked up in the Sky Lounge prior to boarding.

Tastings are available every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with the final experience of the night starting at 8 p.m. General admission is $52 per person. A private cabin can be purchased for $1,500. Each chocolate tasting cabin can accommodate up to 15 guests.

HEXX KITCHEN + BAR AT PARIS LAS VEGAS

Chocolate at HEXX Las Vegas Restaurant

Photo by Anthony Mair

Want to see your chocolate made right in front of you? You can do that at Las Vegas restaurant HEXX, which is not only a restaurant but a small batch artisanal chocolate kitchen.

HEXX makes their chocolate from bean to bar using cacao beans sourced from farms located 20 degrees north and south of the equator. They transform the beans into craft chocolate that showcases the varieties of different regions and growers around the world. Guests watch and experience the process of chocolate making at the chocolate counter, which is accessible through the retail shop.

Bonus: For National Chocolate Day, HEXX will offer a complimentary 1.05-ounce dark or milk chocolate bar with the purchase of a 2.12-ounce bar.

The adjacent restaurant also features products made with HEXX chocolate including homemade hot chocolate, create-your-own ice cream sandwiches, and other desserts. Try the Aztec Cake with Venezuelan chocolate, spiced ganache, cinnamon icing and toasted almonds.

OLD HOMESTEAD STEAKHOUSE AT CAESARS PALACE

Old Homestead Las Vegas Restaurant Chocolate Cake Dessert

The name of this dessert at Old Homestead Steakhouse says it all. The Big Fat Chocolate Cake is a rich chocolate cake layered with sweet ganache filling. And it’s big enough to share. Grab a slice for the perfect ending to your meal.

PAYARD PATISSERIE & BISTRO AT CAESARS PALACE

Payard Patisserie & Bistro at Caesars Palace

François Payard is one of the world’s most acclaimed chocolatiers so you’d better believe you’re going to get some good chocolate at his patisserie at Caesars Palace.

The shop sells beautiful handcrafted chocolates, truffles and special chocolates for holidays. You’ll also find plenty of chocolate pastries like chocolate éclairs, the Chocolate Decadence (chocolate mousse, chocolate sable on flourless chocolate cake, chocolate cremeux and feuilletine) and the Vienne (flaky sable with dark chocolate mousse, orange marmalade and a soft caramel center).

GHIRARDELLI ICE CREAM AND CHOCOLATE SHOP AT THE LINQ PROMENADE

Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop at the Las Vegas LINQ Promenade

Ghirardelli has been a staple chocolate maker in San Francisco since the early 1900s and Las Vegas is happy to have a branch of the shop at the LINQ Promenade.

The shop sells a wide variety of chocolate including dark and milk varieties in flavors like dark chocolate raspberry, dark chocolate mint, dark chocolate sea salt caramel, milk chocolate sea salt almonds and milk chocolate sea salt brownie. We bet you’ll also find pumpkin spice caramel squares at this time of the year.

If you’re an ice cream fan, you’ll also want to try one of Ghirardelli’s World Famous Hot Fudge Sundaes topped with freshly homemade hot fudge.

SPRINKLES CUPCAKES AT THE LINQ PROMENADE

Sprinkles Cupcakes at The LINQ Promenade

Cupcakes are one of our favorite ways to get our chocolate fix and Sprinkles is happy to indulge us.

The flavors rotate at Sprinkles but some of the chocolate varieties you might find include banana dark chocolate, chocolate marshmallow, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, s’mores and more.

Sprinkles has chocolate in other forms too including cookies and ice cream. Try the chocolate chip, coffee fudge almond, malted milk chocolate, dark chocolate, rocky road or triple chocolate ice cream.

STRIP HOUSE AT PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO

Strip House at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

One layer of chocolate cake is always good, but why stop there when you can have 24?

Strip House serves their signature 24-Layer Chocolate Cake made with alternating layers of chocolate cake and chocolate filling. It’s topped with a layer of French semisweet chocolate ganache. You can get it by the slice at the restaurant or you can order a whole 8-inch round cake that will ship frozen to you.

Cafe Belle Madeleine at Paris Las Vegas

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This charming walk-up dessert counter offers dozens of mouthwatering goodies in its pastry case. Chocolate lovers have plenty of options from pain au chocolat to chocolate pastries, chocolate cupcakes, chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolate éclairs and more.

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Kristine came to Las Vegas more than 20 years ago to escape the frigid weather of Minnesota. Now she soaks up the sun while covering all things Vegas from dining to nightlife to hotels. She has written for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Vegas.com. When she’s not scouring the Strip for stories you can usually find her at a concert, enjoying a nice glass of wine or binge-watching Netflix and HBO.

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