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Salon du Chocolat 2021 returns as a live event

By Anthony Myers contact

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Latest chocolate fashion is one of the highlights of Salon du Chocolat. Pic: Salon du Chocolat
Latest chocolate fashion is one of the highlights of Salon du Chocolat. Pic: Salon du Chocolat

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After going online in 2020, the Salon du Chocolat is back for its 26th edition at its usual home, the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre in Paris, France.

The show, which attracts 150,000 people each year, is one of the most prestigious public events in the chocolate calendar and runs from 28 October to 1 November.

During five days of tasting and buying, visitors can also meet cocoa farmers, talk to artisan chocolatiers and admire chocolate sculptures. There will also be talks on cocoa sustainability and demonstrations of bean-to-bar single origin chocolate.

Along with the Salon’s popular parade of cholate dresses, other highlights include ‘cocoa cubism’, a reproduction of Picasso's Guernica painting by a coalition of Basque artisans; Napoleon will also be on show with a bust sculpture by chocolate maker Jean-Luc Decluzeau.

This year’s Pastry Show will include 30 chefs baking their favourite pastries, and visitors will have the opportunity to meet Café de la Paix chef Sophie de Bernardi, along with Tristan Rousselot - and Pierre Chirac.

Competitions throughout the five days at Porte de Versailles include the French Pastry Trophy and the Nutella award.

  • Doors are open to the public daily from 10am to 7pm, ticket prices and full schedule can be found at the Salon du Chocolat website​.

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