Haute couture dresses and accessories made with chocolate are just some of the surprises planned at the 12th annual Chocolate Show, to be held October 30 through November 1, 2009, in the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York City. Tickets are $30 at the door.
On the schedule at the three-day festival devoted entirely to chocolate are culinary demonstrations in two kitchens, where you can watch top pastry chefs and chocolatiers do their magic. Just one example: Beth Kimmerle will be in the Chocolate Theater at 5:30 p.m. on Friday. She’s the author of Chocolate: The Sweet History.
The event allows visitors to discover, taste and explore the confection with booths by more than 65 different chocolate brands (many of which will offer chocolate tastings).
So, Road Trips Foodies, if you’re not headed to New York at the end of this month, consider scheduling journeys to one of these other editions of the Chocolate Show: Shanghaî, China (January 15-17, 2010) or Madrid, Spain (April 9-11, 2010). Shows also are being planned for Japan in January/February 2010 and in Moscow, Russia, in March 2010. (Unfortunately, you’ve already missed the one in Paris, France; it was held earlier this month.)