40,000 Square Feet and 4 Days of Chocolate: From New Products to Chocolate Fashion and Edible Art, the Chocolate Show Welcomes Chocoholics

Oct 22, 2004, 01:00 ET from Teuwen One Image

    NEW YORK, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Seventh Annual Chocolate Show, the
 nation's largest consumer chocolate festival, allows visitors to discover all
 there is to know about chocolate.  The show brings together 75 exhibitors --
 established brands and emerging talents -- and showcases creative uses for
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     The Chocolate Show also hosts two culinary theaters with demonstrations by
 top pastry chefs and chocolate makers, a Barnes & Noble cookbook store with
 book signings and a Children's Corner.  The Chocolate Show, held in New York
 City, will take place from November 11 - 14 at the Metropolitan Pavilion and
 Altman Building, 125 West 18th Street, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
     For the second year, the Chocolate Show will unveil the Chocolate Fashion
 Collection at a cocktail reception benefiting DIFFA (Design Industries
 Foundation Fighting AIDS) on November 10 from 7 - 9 p.m.  This unique fashion
 event combines chocolate and couture in original and delicious creations by
 top designers such as Nicole Miller, Patricia Field and Ann Taylor.  The
 fashion show will be hosted by Robert Verdi, host of E! Network's Fashion
 Police.  Grand Marnier and Aveda are co-sponsors.
     "Chocolate is one of the most popular foods in the world," explains Sylvie
 Douce, co-founder and co-producer of the Chocolate Show.  Her husband and
 partner in the show, Frangois Jeantet continues, "The Chocolate Show aims to
 introduce people with the many ways one can experience chocolate using all the
     The Chocolate Show is part of a worldwide festival for the public produced
 by Event International and has been delighting chocolate lovers in the U.S.
 since 1998.  Since its inception, attendance has grown from 5,000 to 28,000
     New Products and attractions featured at the Chocolate Show include:
     * Cocoa pod shaped chocolates, organic fruit truffles, chocolate covered
       potato chips, chocolate sushi, chocolate soda, martini cordials, peanut
       butter & jelly chocolate bars and many others
     * Chocolate Lounge: a decadent chocolate themed lounge, decorated by
       artist Nir Adar, serving chocolate cocktails and drinks that pair well
       with chocolate
     * An "Art Walk" with paintings, sculptures and art made with or in
     * Cote d'Ivoire visual landscape and entertainment center with music and
     * A five-tiered chocolate pagoda (6 by 6 feet) and a 12 foot chocolate tin
       serving hot chocolate
     Tickets for the Chocolate Show and Fashion Show are available at
 http://www.chocolateshow.com.  Chocolate Show tickets cost $20 with discounts
 for senior citizens, students and children.  Fashion Show tickets cost $120
 ($80 is tax deductible).
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