The 2016 edition of the Salon du Chocolat took off to a spectacular start yesterday evening with the now traditional chocolate fashion show.
Belgian designers joined forces with chocolatiers to create spectacular outfits which were paraded by television and radio personalities from Bel RTL.
Among the chocolatiers that created the outfits were Didier Smeets, Ducobu, Leonidas, Van Dender, Valentino, Jean Philippe Darcis,
Philippe Close, alderman for tourism for the City of Brussels said this was the third edition of the Chocolat du Salon and it was great that French living in Switzerland had created such an event. “Brussels and Belgium needed an event like this particularly when the country is known for waffles, beer and chocolate,” he said.
Mr Close added that chocolate and patisserie have become very important for the Belgian economy. “Chocolate is Belgium’s caviar,” he said.
Sylie Douce, one of the two organisers and founders of the event said that this promised to be a feast for chocolate lovers.
The Salon du Chocolat is open this weekend and brings some of the best chocolatiers from Belgium. Among the chocolatiers, visitors to the Salon should not miss out on The Cacao Tree, Didier Smeets, Joost Arijs, Van Dender and Sigoji.
The third Salon du Chocolat in Brussels is held from today, Friday 5th to Sunday 7th February in Hall 1 of the Brussels Expo.
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.