The Belgian Salon du Chocolat will take place between 6 February and 8 February at the Brussels Expo. Over 70 Belgian and international participants from France, Germany, Hungary and Luxembourg among others will be participating in this chocolate show.
They range from artisans to iconic brands, chefs and cocoa experts. They all share their passion for chocolate with the public and will demonstrate some of their favourite chocolate recipes. Among the participants are some of Food and Wine Gazette’s favourite Belgian chocolatiers such as Pierre Marcolini, Van Dender, Laurent Gerbaud and Joost Arijs to mention a few names.
Visitors will be able to taste fine chocolates and can also be able to follow many activities related to the world of chocolate including live demonstrations, talks and tastings, pastry workshops for adults, Chocoland with activities for children aged between 4 and 10, a bookshop dedicated to chocolate and the famous Chocolate Fashion show pairing fashion designers with the most talented chocolatiers with outfits made entirely out of chocolate. The fashion show takes place every day of the event at 5pm.
The live demos include sessions with Mary and Didier Smeets, Arnaud Champagne and Carl Gillain on Friday. On Saturday, visitors will be able to follow live demos by Domenique Personne of the Chocolate Line and Fabrice Collignon among others.
Sunday includes demos by Joost Arijs, Fabrice Collignon and Raphael Giot.
The most important chocolate show in the world, this year it is being held in Belgium, Lebanon, Japan, Germany, the UK, Italy, Monaco, Russia, the US, Brazil, South Korea, China and various cities in France among others.
The chocolate show in Brussels opens on Friday 6 February at 10am to 8pm. It is open between 10am and 7pm on Saturday and between 10am and 6pm on Sunday.
For further details about the Brussels show or any of the other shows taking place in the above mentioned countries you can visit www.salon-du-chocolat.com