A genius once said, “Chocolate is nature’s way of making up for Mondays.” Very well put. Before you have to experience waking up on a Monday morning and begin the grind all over again, check out The 13th Annual New York Chocolate Show, which starts Thursday, Nov 11th and runs all through this weekend at the Metropolitan Pavilion. The Chocolate Show is the largest show in the United States that is entirely dedicated to worshiping chocolate and all things that can be made into chocolate.
The exhibit is heaven on earth for chocaholics. There is a large range of some of the best chocolatiers that come from not only all parts of the country, but also from all over the world. Free samples of chocolate truffles or savory chocolate bars from classic to exotic flavors and more are available at every station. Not only are there amazing chocolate products to taste, but there are also chocolate exhibits that are edible and decorative. As you are sipping on your decadent Jacques Torres Hot Cocoa, (try the wicked hot kind) you can admire how creative people can get with their chocolate. There are sculptures, portraits of past presidents, and even dresses all made of chocolate! Top pastry chefs and chocolatiers will also be there doing demonstrations and teaching people how to make their creative confections.
More than 65 chocolate companies will be in attendance at the 13th Annual Chocolate show, including Francios Payard, Peanut Butter Co, Jacques Torres, Co Co. Sala, and VEGAN chocolate NibMor. Nibmor makes organic, vegan, unrefined chocolate! No dairy and gluten free!
On Thursday night only, there is a chocolate fashion show that takes place where models wear clothing made entirely out of chocolate. Even the accessories are made out of chocolate- the whole outfit is edible! The rest of the weekend, the outfits are displayed on mannequins in The Metropolitan Arena at the Chocolate Show.
Get to experience a world of chocolate fountains, melt in your mouth truffles, wine tastings, adorable chocolate themed t-shirts, and even more cutting edge products like chocolate soap when you go to the 2010 chocolate show.
*Three tips from an expert who has been six times:
1. Be prepared to buy tickets in advance so you don’t have to wait in a long line.
2. Get there early because it gets more and more crowded as the day goes on.
3. Eat a little something before you get there. You do not want to be eating a ton of chocolate on an empty stomach!
Read below for more details on the show….
Thursday, November 11 • 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday, November 12 • 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 13 • 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday, November 14 • 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W. 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
ADULTS: $28 (ADVANCE PURCHASE) / $30 (AT DOOR)
CHILDREN (5-12 YEARS OLD): Free with a two (2) child per adult limit. Each additional child is $8.00
CHILDREN (4 YEARS AND YOUNGER): Free
TICKETS FOR CHILDREN’S ADMISSION AVAILABLE AT DOOR.
GROUP SALES: For inquiries on Group Sales, and discounts for groups of 20 or more, please contact: [email protected]