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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have you had your chocolate fix today?