Published on Sunday, 21 September 2014
The Salon du Chocolat (Paris Chocolate Show) is an unmissable event celebrating one of the most popular food types in the world. This great chocolate trade fair reaches its landmark 20th anniversary edition this year and some extra special treats are planned. The Hotel de la Herse d'Or is delighted to recommend the Salon du Chocolat at the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre from October 29th until November 2nd.
Indulge your passion for chocolate in Paris
There is evidence of Mesoamerican people producing chocolate as early as 1900 B.C. Today, of course, the seeds of the theobrama cacao tree have spread around the world and chocolate culture can be explored in the world’s leading trade fair of its kind, the Salon du Chocolat.
With 20,000 square metres of exhibition space spread over two floors, this year’s event promises to be an epic. There will be more than 200 international exhibitors and over 200 chefs, pastry chefs and chocolatiers. There will be demonstrations of the preparation of chocolate recipes by leading specialists, conferences and tastings, a space dedicated to books about chocolate and pastry where you can meet major writers in the field, and entertainment such as the fun packed Cocoa Show. New products will be unveiled and workshops will be laid on for both adults and children to enjoy some hands on experience.
Don’t miss the Chocolate Fashion Show at which couture made from actual chocolate will be modelled! To celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary there will also be a retrospective looking at the 150 most beautiful chocolate dresses; a collection shown at 5:00 pm each day.
- Salon du Chocolat : October 29 - November 2, 2014
Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris 15e
Métro Porte de Versailles, line 12 or Balard, line 8
Tramway Porte de Versailles, line T3
Picture 'chocolate dresses' copyright holder : Salon du Chocolat - Photographer Julien Millet
Hôtel de la Herse d’Or Paris,
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