The 15th annual New York Chocolate Show returns to the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City from Nov. 9 to 11, 2012. Also known as Salon du Chocolat, the weekend includes 45 chocolate companies, like Spices & Tease and ChocolatRouge, who will showcase their confections, as well as demonstrations by pastry chefs and book signings.
Jansen Chan of Oceana in New York, who has appeared on Food Network Challenge; Eric Wolitzky of Cakes & Ale in Atlanta; and Katie Rosenhouse, formerly of David Burke Restaurant Group and winner of Food Network’s Sweet Genius, are holding demos.
Founded by Sylvie Douce and François Jeantet, the weekend of chocolate celebration is repeated in other cities throughout the year, including Paris, Bordeaux, Cannes, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Bahia, Bologne, Le Caire, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Zurich.
Visitors can sample and purchase chocolate bars, truffles, pralines, bonbons, chocolate baked goods, and chocolate wines from ChocoVision, Pâtisserie Lac, 2 Chicks with Chocolate, and Comptoir du Cacao.
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, are signing their books at the show.
Tickets for the 2012 New York Chocolate Show are $35 in advance for adults and $40 at the door for Friday and Sunday. Saturday tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Two children ages 5 to 12 may accompany each adult to for free.
Lauren Mack is the Travel Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @lmack.