Chocolate, in all its forms, has always been my weakness. Give me a good chocolate bar, a great chocolate cupcake or a fantastic cup of chocolat chaud and I'm in heaven.
And today, I feel like jumping up and down with the prospect of attending the Seattle Chocolate Salon, the first major chocolate show in the Northwest. It will be held today, Sunday, July 13th, 2008 at the Bell Harbor Conference Center in Seattle's waterfront, from 11am to 5pm.
Just imagine, table after table full of samples from some of the best chocolatiers from Seattle and the country: Amano Artisan Chocolate, Cocoa Chai, Theo Chocolate, Fiori Chocolatiers, Posh Chocolate, Dilettante Chocolates, Oh! Chocolate. The list goes on and on.
Among the activities planned for the day are chocolate tastings and demos, chef and author talks, a chocolate spa and television interviews by the good people of Taste TV
Additionally, I've been kindly invited to be one of a fantastically diverse, interesting and very accomplished Salon Awards Tasting Panel, a group of us tasting chocolate to our hearts content and scoring the delicious goods. The awards will be handed by the end of the afternoon. Its going to be an absolutely delectable task. :)
So if you are a fellow chocoholic or simply want to have a grand old time tasting scrumptious treats and perhaps learning a thing or two, why not come over to the Chocolate Salon later today and join in the fun. Tickets at the door are $20 for adults, $10 for children and kids under 6 get in free.
Seattle Chocolate Salon
Bell Harbor Conference Center
2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66
Seattle, WA 98121