I really enjoy the Chocolate Salons that Chocolate Television, TasteTV sponsors. As a judge at the International Chocolate Salon in San Francisco, I encourage you to go. One word to the wise. Go early. It does get crowded, but rest assured, there is no dearth of chocolate. Plenty to go around!
Los Angeles Luxury Chocolate Salon
October 11, 2009, 11am - 5pm
Pasadena Center, Pasadena, CA
Discover, Savor & Taste Some of the Finest Chocolatiers & Wineries in Southern California
16,000 Square Feet, over Twice the Tasting Space as 2008!
Chocolate lovers, en garde! The 3rd Annual Los Angeles Luxury CHOCOLATE SALON on Sunday, October 11th, 2009 at the Pasadena Center. Chocolate aficionados, fanatics, lovers and addicts can taste & experience the finest in artisan, gourmet & premium chocolate in one of the world's great culinary metropolitan areas.
The Third Annual Los Angeles Luxury CHOCOLATE SALON participants include over 30 chocolatiers, confectioners, wineries and other culinary artisans, such as: Choclatique, Happy Chocolates, Rushburn Toffee Co, The Tea Room chocolate, Quady Winery, Chocolatl, Jade Chocolates, San Francisco Toffee Company, CJ's Bitz and CJ's Stix, Marti Chocolatt, Alter Eco Fair Trade Chocolate, Artisan Cocoa / Amella Caramels, AF-squared Chocolatiers, Brown Sugar Pastries, Clarine's Florentines, Helen Grace Chocolates, Mignon Chocolate, TCHO, Amano Artisan Chocolate, Landrin, Sterling Confections, Chocoveda, Republica Del Cacao, Dove Chocolate Discoveries, Valerie Confections, Plush Puff Gourmet Marshmallows, The Chocolate Traveler, Ococoa chocolates, Tifa Chocolate, Sweet Beauty Organic Chocolate Spa, Xocai Chocolate, Zhena's Gypsy Tea, Le Creuset, Swissmar, Putumayo World Music, Chocolate Television, TasteTV, Yelp, California School of Culinary Arts - Le Cordon Bleu Programs, Edible Los Angeles Magazine, and many more. All this in 16,000 square feet, over twice the delicious tasting space as 2008
Salon highlights features over 30 chocolatiers and confectioners, with chocolate tasting, demonstrations, chef & author talks, wine tasting and ongoing interviews by TasteTV's Chocolate Television program. (Salon Entry includes all chocolate & wine tastings, demos, etc.).
New this year: The Chocolate Chef Competition, pitting the design skills of pastry chefs against the demands of high fashion Plus, the V.I.C. Lounge (V.I.C. - Very Important Chocolate lover).
Purchase tickets here.