The Luxury Chocolate Show is Ultimate

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Chocolate shoes, a perfect gift for the shoe-A-holic (there are so many of us!)
Chocolate shoes, a perfect gift for the shoe-A-holic (there are so many of us!)

Today is November 2, 2014, which means it is chocolate season. On Halloween, little kids went trick or treating while adults check out the best treats in town. Since I’m an adult who loves chocolate, I went to the Luxury Chocolate Show at Roy Thomson Hall: The first and only show of its kind in Toronto to exclusively celebrate everything chocolate under one roof.

A dizzying array of luxurious chocolates are displayed all around the lobby at Roy Thomson Hall.
A dizzying array of luxurious chocolates are displayed all around the lobby at Roy Thomson Hall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you love fashion and decadence, take a look at the perfect marriage by chocoStyle. Their products are wonderful gifts for chocolate lovers. ‘Tis the season to buy your loved ones chocolate.

Smear the chocolate lipstick on your lips and grab your beloved.
Smear the chocolate lipstick on your lips and grab your beloved.

 

 

Chocolate shoes, a perfect gift for the shoe-A-holic (there are so many of us!)
Chocolate shoes, a perfect gift for the shoe-A-holic (there are so many of us!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Move over cheese, chocolate and wine are divine. Brix is the first chocolate designed to complement wine. The natural tannins in the cocoa prime the palate for the tannins in the wine, allowing the other flavors in the wine to shine.

Brix chocolates paired with wine at the Luxury Chocolate Show in Toronto
Brix makes four types of chocolates and the boxes have wine suggestions for pairing. Did anyone say wine pairing party?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unfortunately, I missed out on registration for the Wine and Chocolate Pairing seminars. Next time.

Now I get to sit down, relax and watch…

Doctor Kerry Beal, “The Chocolate Doctor”, gave a 45 minute interactive demonstration on how to prepare chocolate goodies. This FREE class was the highlight for me. The pleasant Doctor explained the difference between bark and clusters, what tempering is all about and many other interesting chocolate topics. She demonstrated how to dip all sorts of goodies including twizzlers, oreos, biscotti. And she whipped up so many variations of chocolate bark – adding everything from candy cane to freeze dried jello with pop rocks.

Chocolate Dipping Demonstration is so popular people were pleading to get in.
Chocolate Dipping Demonstration is so popular people were pleading to get in.

 

Dunking an oreo cookie in chocolate at the Luxury Chocolate Show
Each member of the audience had the chance to dunk an oreo in chocolate and then decorate the confection.
Each chocolate-covered oreo is uniquely designed by audience members.
Each chocolate-covered oreo is uniquely designed by audience members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the demonstration, we got to take a goody bag home. This is the sweetest place on earth.

It was not all pure sweetness. This Parmesan risotto is savoury with a touch of sweetness but also so creamy and delicious — a combo I’d never have thought to try in the kitchen.

 

Le Dolci's parmesan risotto with an exploding chocolate sphere at Luxury Chocolate Show
Le Dolci created this parmesan risotto with an exploding chocolate sphere topped with a walnut and cranberry crunch.

 

 

 

 

Unsweetened teas helped make the chocolate go down. T by Daniel offered marvelous samples of tea. He also made a great chai tea with coconut powder. Dairy free – I like that. Cool guy.

 

 

Enjoying Rooibos tea, which is caffeine free and boosts iron at the Luxury Chocolate Show
Daniel offers me rooibos tea, which is caffeine free and boosts iron. Great news! And delish.

 

The chocolate eating contest is open to everyone and is super popular; people are on the waiting list. The goal is to eat the whole chocolate bar in two minutes. There are rules about breaking up the chocolate and eating one square at a time – no hogging it all down. This is a stylish event.

Chocolate-eating contest at the Luxury Chocolate Show in Toronto.
Love the contestant’s expression. Did they not already fill themselves to the brim at the show?

 

 

Halloween of 2014 was a cold and rainy mess. Many kids were deprived of fun because of the rain.

Saturday brought us cold weather and SNOW. We’re all shaking our heads and wondering where the world is going to.

But then comes Sunday and it is beautifully sunny! Sunday is the Luxury Chocolate Show in Toronto. Is that a coincidence. I think not.

A day without chocolate is like a day without sunshine.
A day without chocolate is like a day without sunshine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you had your chocolate fix today?

4 COMMENTS

  1. Didn’t you also attend the Chocolate Ball recently, Diane? You must be “suffering” from a sugar rush. The chocolate shoes caught my eye–I freely admit that I’m a shoe-a-holic 🙂

  2. Hi Grace, I did attend the Chocolate Ball and I have been eating chocolate every single day. Maybe that is why I feel so good!

    I don’t consider myself a shoe-a-holic but I’m known at work for my shoes…so maybe there is a bit of that in me.

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