“Le Grand Goûter”
Being organic doesn’t mean sacrificing flavour and pleasure – quite the opposite! In partnership with Bio c’ Bon, a delicious and balanced “Grand Goûter” tea party will be available for families every day of the event. The goal? To show little ones the pleasure of “eating healthily”. On the menu: chocolate rice cakes, organic biscuits, fresh fruit, compote and fruit juice.
All day long – 15 people per session.
Bean to Bar Village
This year, the Salon du Chocolat will be inaugurating a brand new Bean to Bar Village. The bean to bar movement was launched in the United States at the beginning of the century, and has been gaining ground in Europe ever since. It’s driven by a desire to return to traditional skills and expertise, prioritising authenticity and traceability.
Galler handing out their Chocolats du Chat every day between 2 and 4pm – with their famous mascot, of course – or the competition held by the Belgian Chocolate House, where they’ll be giving away a magnificent box of pralines (on Friday – every hour at the Cacao Show Podium) and the Easter Eggs Hunt by Bruyerre (on Friday).
Traditional eggs or more surprising shapes, chocolatiers will compete with creativity to make us dream through a large exhibition of Easter eggs that will reveal the most beautiful creations … to be devoured with your eyes without moderation!
The world-famous pastry chef and chocolatier Pierre Marcolini will be taking chocolate lovers on a cultural voyage of the senses with a photo exhibition inspired by his book, “Chocolate, a Traveller’s Handbook” (La Martinière). Renowned for his ethical approach, sourcing directly from independent producers, Pierre Marcolini reveals his discoveries in a wonderful new traveller’s handbook, covering six continents (Europe, Africa, South America, North America, Asia and Oceania). The author will be at the stand to sign his books every day of the show.
“Shoes & Desserts” exhibition by the Instagram star “Desserted in Paris”
Peru is the only fine cocoa-producing country in attendance at the Salon du Chocolat. They’ve got a stunning line-up for this year’s show, and are aiming to raise awareness of their cocoa beans, quality chocolate and indigenous ingredients to the world of chocolatiers and chocolate factories. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to meet Peruvian cooperatives and companies which specialise in the production of cocoa, chocolate and other “superfood” ingredients for the chocolate industry.
A whole host of activities are on the menu: The Chocolate Fashion Show: Peru will be presenting a dress designed by a Peruvian stylist: Mr Ricardo Davila. Conferences held by experts in Cocoa and Pisco, straight from Peru.Events at the Peru stand: a special area dedicated to demonstrations and tastings and Children’s workshops.
- Chocolate from Peruvian cocoa will be provided by their partners, the Belvas chocolate factory.