The 5th Annual Dallas Chocolate Festival is Coming Sept. 13

Dallas Chocolate Festival
The 2014 Dallas Chocolate Festival will feature chocolates from all over the world. Photo by Sam Nicholson.

Prepare your taste buds and sweet tooth, the fifth annual Dallas Chocolate Festival is coming to the Addison Conference and Theatre Centre Sept. 13. The event will play host to a chocolate lover’s dream with samples and tastings from over 30 chocolatiers, chefs, patisseries and chocolate shops from all over the world, which is more than double what the event saw in last year’s attendance.

This two-day event will feature bean-to-bar chocolates, master artisan chocolate makers, live demonstrations and hands-on workshops for those who appreciate fine chocolate. The goal of the event is to educate and bring awareness to the art of craft chocolate and the budding fine chocolates scene around the world, specifically here in Dallas. Like fine wines, craft chocolates have tasting notes and nuances specific to region, recipe and styles.

Features of this year’s event, which begins on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., include live demonstrations, tastings, an interactive kid’s area, food trucks and extra perks for VIP ticket holders.

The following day, Sunday, Sept. 14, chocolate enthusiasts can participate in one or many chocolate-inspired workshops and demonstrations led by David Collier of Knife and Spoon, bean-to-bar chocolate making with well-known artisan chocolate makers from around the country, and pairing fine chocolate and wine with Madame Cocoa.

The craft chocolate movement has been exploding all over the world over the past few years and the Dallas Chocolate Festival is making sure that these fine chocolates are available to the enthusiasts in the Metroplex.

Tickets begin at $25 for the event with specific times and session dates available. For more information on the Dallas Chocolate Festival and to purchase tickets, visit their website.

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