7th Annual Seattle Chocolate Salon
At Seattle Chocolate Salon, chocoholics eagerly bounce from tables loaded up with gourmet chocolate bars and truffles to ones holding cocoa drinks and chocolate fountains. They're fueled by caffeine and the rush of endorphins that comes from tasting so many chocolates, watching chocolate-crafting demonstrations, and listening to talks given by chefs and confection experts.
Of course, chocolate isn't nearly as fun on its own as it is paired with wine, so the event also includes wine tastings. Those who haven't rubbed chocolate all over their wrists at this point can swing by the Artisan Fragrance Salon to spritz niche fragrances. Entry to the fragrance salon is included with admission to the chocolate salon.
Salon highlights include chocolate tasting, demonstrations, chef & author talks and ongoing interviews by TasteTV's Chocolate Television program. (Salon Entry includes all chocolate & confection tastings, demos, etc., as well as to the 2nd Annual Seattle Artisan Fragrance Salon). [Photos above by Jackie Donnelly Baisa]
Planned Speakers, Demos and Panels for 2014 include (Subject to Change)
Barbie Van Horn - Finding Fine Chocolate, Julia Harrison - Sweet Travel, Aaron Barthel - Intrigue Chocolates Co., Art Pollard - Amano Artisan Chocolate, and more.