Chocoholics rejoice! The Chicago Fine Chocolate Show, a unique fine chocolate & culinary event open to the general, chocolate-loving public will feature fine artisanal chocolate creations from around the world.
World class chefs and master chocolatiers will showcase classic techniques of chocolate making, from truffles to marshmallows, presenting the versatility of chocolate as an exceptional ingredient amongst a variety of cuisines and culinary techniques. Over 100 vendors will offer samples for you to taste and enjoy as well as specialty items for purchase.
The show will be held Friday, November 16 through Sunday, November 18 at Chicago’s Navy Pier - Festival Hall.
The event features live pastry demonstrations by the world famous French Pastry School; fun and interesting seminars created by the Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA), ranging from small batch chocolate making from bean to bar, leveraging and creating trends, sustainability in chocolate, the lifecycle of chocolate from the farm to table and more; free samples; and The Story of Chocolate presented by the National Confectioners Association – where you’ll learn the six steps of the creation of chocolate.
Guests will learn how to pair and taste the nuances of fine chocolate with not only wine, but with beer and spirits as well as coffee, tea and more. Guests can explore what they enjoy and what pairs well and what doesn’t through guided tastings from chocolate expert Clay Gordon of The Chocolate Life.
This affordable, family-friendly event is the perfect place to enjoy your weekend or to get a jump start on your holiday shopping.
Visit www.chicagochocolatefestival.com for more details.
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