The third Salon du Chocolat in Brussels will take place this weekend from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th February in Hall 1 of the Brussels Expo.
The event promises to be a celebration of Belgian chocolate.
Two Belgian chocolate makers have prepared something special for the salon. Joost Arijs and Didier Smeets are considered to be two of the rising stars in the world of Belgian chocolate. Over 30 chocolatiers from the commercial to boutique shops will be present for what promises to be a great gastronomic event.
Arijs, who has recently opened a second shop in Antwerp (the first one can be found in the city of Gent) has created a matcha tea macaroon. “For the Salon du Chocolat, I wanted to create an amazing macaroon which was totally out of the ordinary,” he said.
Didier Smeets, who represented Belgium at the Milan Expo in August last year created a praline that he will be offering until Valentine’s Day. It is ironically called ‘Le Solitaire’.
This year, the Salon du Chocolat in Brussels will also put the ‘bean to bar’ trend in focus showing the production line presented by chocolate firm Callebaut.
For the carnival themed fashion show, the lineup will feature 100% Belgian dresses created by Edouard Vermeulen from Natan, Namur designer Nathalie Stockman, the Ateliers Lannaux as well as Lauranne de Jaegher among others.
The demonstrations line-up includes a number of top chefs including Sang-Hoon Degeimbre, Arabelle Meirlaen, Eric Fernez and Christophe Hardiquest.
Information about the event
Location: Brussels Expo.
Friday 5th February and Saturday 6th February from 10am to 6pm. Sunday 7th February from 10am to 6pm.
You can find more information here.