Le Salon du Chocolat
Le Salon du Chocolat © André Karwath
An annual festival in celebration of chocolate is a dream come true for chocoholics, and the large convention centre beneath the Louvre hosts just that. There are tastings and chef's demonstrations at a huge variety of international chocolatier stands; opportunities to sample and buy goodies such as truffles, chocolate-dipped fruit kebabs, hot chocolate and cakes; as well as chocolate fashion, sculpture and art. The fashion show featuring chocolate-inspired creations is so popular that it is always held, although many exhibitions and performances change year to year. Past exhibitions have included the history of chocolate, books on chocolate and desserts, and an antique collection of 'teapots' used exclusively for hot chocolate. A Chocoland for children entertains with chocolate makeup and other delicious activities. It is a great day out for the whole family and a unique event to attend. It is a testament to its popularity that it is now held in many cities all over the world.
Venue: Metropolitan Pavillion & Altman Building
Date: 28 October to 1 November 2016