Upcoming Events

 Chinese New Year Dinner Celebration

Chinese New Year Dinner at The Candy Apple Cafe (Jacksonville) 
Thursday January 26, 2017

Celebrate good fortune and health in 2017 at our Chinese New Year Dinner. Join the Candy Apple Cafe and Sweet Pete’s Candy on Thursday, January 26th  at 7pm for a special evening of Chinese cuisine, cocktails and candy. 

This one-night event includes a tour of the facility, drinks, dinner and dessert:

Unlimited Lychee Martinis 
Corn and Lemongrass Soup (served)

{Family Style}
Crispy Calamari with Thai Chili Mayo
Mushroom-Leek Spring Rolls
Hoisin BBQ Pork Chops
Mandarin Fried Orzo
Snow Pea-Shiitake Slaw

Finish the night with a Tanghulu demo and Belgian chocolate dipped fortune cookie., Tanghulu is a fantastic Chinese dish of candied fruit, such as strawberries on a stick.

*Please arrive 10 minutes early.

Tickets go on sale 12/25. Click here to make reservations.

Boozy Truffles Class

BOOZY Truffles Class and Libation Pairing (Jacksonville)
Fridays 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24

In Sweet Pete’s Boozy Truffle Class, Sweet Pete’s confectioners teach the art of tempering and how to make ganache filling. Each attendee leaves with a quarter pound of truffles. 

Head downstairs to The Candy Apple Cafe to savor the notes of your handmade truffles paired with champagne, wine, and whiskey. A Candy Apple mixologist will walk you through truffle pairing options. 

The chocolate portion of this class is slightly less hands-on than the traditional truffle class to allow time for the tasting. 

This class does not include ice cream and is for ages 21 and up.

Book this class here!

Hearts on Fire Cookie Class

Hearts on Fire Cookie Class (Lake Forest)
January 17th, 20th and Feb. 5th

This is a great class for cookie and art lovers alike. Learn the art of cookie decorating with Tracy from Sugar Beez. Guest will create three cookie designs to take home and share with their sweetheart. 

Class is approximately 90 minutes long. 

Only paid participants may enter cookie decorating room. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a paid adult. 

*Ages 10 and up*

Book this class here!


Eat Your Heart Out Valentine's Dinner

Eat Your Heart Out Valentine's Dinner (Jacksonville)
Thursday, February 9th @ 7pm

Valentine's Day isn't just for lovers — it's for anyone who appreciates a reason to celebrate their love of friends, family, and food! Gather your closest pals or that special someone and join The Candy Apple Café & Cocktails and Sweet Pete’s Candy to celebrate Valentine’s Day early at our Eat Your Heart Out dinner on Thursday, February 9th at 7pm.

Guests will enjoy unlimited bubbly with a three-course dinner by Executive Chef Jamey Evoniuk, then finish the night on a sweet note with a chocolate tempering demo and strawberry dipping party by Sweet Pete's.


  • Soup - She Crab Soup
  • Entree - Short Rib and Shrimp, Cauliflower Puree, Truffle Frites
  • Dessert - Flourless Chocolate Torte
  • Drink - Unlimited Bubbly

Candy Demo:

  • Chocolate Tempering Demo by Sweet Pete himself, plus interactive strawberry dipping party for guests.

*Cost includes gratuity.

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