The ‘City That Never Sleeps’ is about to get a bit sweeter this November with the return of the world famous New York Chocolate Show, once again taking place at The Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street, New York, NY) from Friday, November 9 through Sunday, November 11, 2012. Celebrating its 15th anniversary here in NYC, the show has continued to grow by leaps and bounds culminating in this year’s affair, which will have event favorites that attendees have grown to love over the years, and some new surprises and additions.
The show, also known as Salon du Chocolat, was founded by Sylvie Douce and François Jeantet and is truly a celebration of all things chocolate. A worldwide success, Salon du Chocolat is recreated in other chocolate loving cities year round including Paris, Bordeaux, Cannes, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Bahia, Bologne, Le Caire, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Zurich. The 2012 show in New York will feature more than 45 national and international chocolate companies showcasing chocolate and chocolate-inspired confections available to sample and purchase (see list of participants to date below). Attendees will be blown away by the breadth of cocoa creations from chocolate bars, truffles, pralines and bonbons combined with unique and exotic flavors such as wasabi, bacon, and Champagne, to chocolate wines, chocolate sculptures, hand blended spices, and delectable chocolate baked goods.
This year’s show will feature an exciting line up of celebrated pastry chefs who will share their tricks of the trade at the show’s two Culinary Theaters with demos spanning all three days. Noted demo chefs include Jansen Chan of Oceana in New York who has been featured on several episodes of Food Network Challenge, Eric Wolitzky of Cakes & Ale in Atlanta, GA (just named one of 10 best new restaurants in 2012 by Bon Appetit), and Katie Rosenhouse, formerly of David Burke Restaurant Group and winner of Food Network’s hit show Sweet Genius. Celebrity pastry chefs and chocolatiers will also be on hand to sign copies of their cookbooks, including Maricel Presilla, author of The New Taste of Chocolate – A Cultural and Natural History of Cacao with Recipes, Kathryn Gordon and Anne E. McBride, authors of Les Petits Macarons, and Nick Malgieri, author of BAKE!: Essential Techniques for Perfect Baking. Finally, kids will be entertained in the Kids Zone with chocolate crafts and book readings.
Tickets for The 2012 New York Chocolate Show are $35 in advance for adults (ages 13 and older) and $40 at the door for Friday and Sunday. Saturday tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Two children ages 5 through 12 may accompany each adult to The Chocolate Show for free; additional children are $8 each. Children 4 and under are free. The New York Chocolate Show hours are Friday and Saturday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, and Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. To purchase tickets and for additional information, schedules and exhibitors, please visit www.chocolateshow.com. Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/ChocolateShow and follow @NYChocolateShow on Twitter.
Event Sponsors and Partners of the 2012 New York Chocolate Show include HINT Water and Barnes & Noble.