Over the last fourteen years, New York has sweetened up a bit each November. This year will be no exception as the New York Chocolate Show returns to the Big Apple for its 15th year. Chocolate will consume The Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street, New York, NY) from Friday, November 9 through Sunday, November 11, 2012.
Just think about it, over 45 national and international chocolate companies showcasing chocolate and chocolate-inspired confections in one location for three delicious days. Chocolate baked goods will stalk you. Chocolate wines will seduce you. Chocolate sculptures will dazzle you. It’s a little slice of chocolate heaven.
Every imaginable variety of chocolate will be on hand for sampling and purchasing. There will be chocolate bars, truffles, pralines and bonbons combined with unique and exotic flavors such as wasabi, bacon and Champagne.
The celebration of 15 years of chocolate decadence will include show favorites like Jer’s Chocolate, Two Chicks with Chocolate , No Chewing Allowed and many others. There will also be new additions and surprises.
This year’s show features an exciting line up of celebrated pastry chefs including Jansen Chan of Oceana in New York who has been featured on Food Network Challenge, Erick Wolitzky of Cakes & Ale in Atlanta, Georgia, and Katie Rosenhouse – winner of Food Network’s Sweet Genius. These masters of the sweets along with a host of others will be demonstrating tricks of the trade in the show’s two Culinary Theaters.
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 and Nick Malgieri, author of BAKE!: Essential Techniques for Perfect Baking.
Little chocolate lovers will find plenty of entertainment 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 show for free. Additional children are $8 each. Children 4 and under are free. The New York Chocolate Show hours are Friday and Saturday, 10:00am until 7:00pm, and Sunday, 10:00am until 6:00pm. To purchase tickets and for additional information, schedules and exhibitors, visit www.chocolateshow.com.