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 chocolate. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20041022/LAFRU9 ) 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 senses!" 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 visitors. 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 chocolate * Cote d'Ivoire visual landscape and entertainment center with music and dancing * A five-tiered chocolate pagoda (6 by 6 feet) and a 12 foot chocolate tin serving hot chocolate Tickets 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). Please contact Alicia Laury of Teuwen One Image, 212-244-0622 or Alicia@teuwen.com.
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