Salon du Chocolat à Paris 2023, program and photos of what to expect

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Published by My de Sortiraparis, Manon de Sortiraparis · Photos by My de Sortiraparis · Published on October 28th, 2023 at 09:34 a.m.
The Salon du Chocolat returns to Porte de Versailles from October 28 to November 1, 2023! A parade of chocolate dresses and monumental sculptures, gourmet logs and an array of chocolates and pastries await you.

The Salon du Chocolat, the famous meeting place for chocovores, is back in Paris at the Parc des Expos de la Porte de Versailles from October 28 to November 1, 2023. Chocolate addicts won't want to miss this gourmet event!

For this new chocolate-filled edition, 2 new areas have been added: 'Il était une fois la pâtisserie' (Once upon a time in patisserie), where 3 leading patisserie houses will be showcasing French pastry classics, and'Passage gourmand' (Gourmet Passage), a tour of France's sweet delicacies to (re)discover regional specialities. And after a two-year absence, the Japan area is also making a comeback!

Every year, this not-to-be-missed event in Paris delights visitors with a wide range of activities. Tastings, workshops and live demonstrations are just some of the reasons to take a stroll down these aisles, where the delicious scent of cocoa entices chocolate lovers.

The show's cult events and must-sees include :

The famous parade of chocolate dresses, the centerpiece of the event. For almost 30 years, this parade has been showcasing the creativity that chocolate allows. We expect 11 daily shows at 4 and 5 pm, as well as an inaugural evening on October 27 at 8 pm, with celebrities parading for the Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque association.

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Nicolas Guercio's monumental work: The pastry chef, supported by Hôtel Lutetia, presents a pyramid 5m high by 2m wide, composed of 200 reproductions of the sharpei Lulu, mascot of the Parisian palace. The project required 200 hours of work and around 130kg of chocolate.

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International meetings: Over 500 chefs, artisan chocolatiers and producers from 20 different countries were present.

Trophées de la Pâtisserie Française: From October 30 to November 1, the Trophée International de la Pâtisserie Chocolaterie Française sees 8 professionals compete on a given subject. On October 28 and 29, an amateur competition focuses on chocolate charlotte.

Exhibitions:
A series of diverse exhibitions will highlight the delicate art of excellent patisserie, whether in images, words and music, or in tablets. A wall will be specially dedicated to showcasing the creativity of master chocolatiers, innovative molds and sublimated packaging.

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The"Bûche Ô ma bûche" exhibition highlights the gourmet promise of Christmas desserts from the world's greatest pastry chefs, enhanced by a text set to music by author Priscilla Lanzarotti.

Anne and Caroline Debbasch, of the blog " Le chocolat dans tous nos états " and authors of "Les 101 mots du chocolat à l'usage de tous" (Archibooks, November 2023) share inspirational quotes collected from chocolate lovers.

For the first time, the Salon will host the prize-giving ceremony for the Meilleurs Apprentis de France chocolatiers competition, organized by the Confédération des Chocolatiers & Confiseurs de France. The works created during the competition will be on display throughout the show.

2 new areas dedicated to the French pastry tradition are inaugurated this year. "Le passage gourmand" offers a tour of regional specialties, while "Il était une fois...La pâtisserie" focuses on emblematic desserts, illustrated by trompe-l'œil artist Sasha Nogueira.

The Confédération Nationale de la Boulangerie (National Bakery Confederation) promotes pain au chocolat with a dedicated Master's event.France's Best Chocolate Bread 2023" is presented on October 30 at the Cacao Show.

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After a two-year break, Japanese master chocolatiers are back in Paris in force, showcasing their talent and creativity. The Espace Japon, centered on demonstrations, immerses us in the sweet gastronomy of Japan. Typical flavors such as matcha and yuzu, already appreciated by the French, are present. Laurent Duchêne, in collaboration with his Japanese chocolate partner, presents a collection based on a rare matcha from Mount Kirishima. Hironobu Tsujiguchi of Chocolat de H highlights specific Okinawan ingredients, whileAki Boulangerie blends French patisserie with Japanese flavors.

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Focus on chocolate trends:

  • Educational chocolate: an emerging trend. Bean-to-bar, tree-to-bar and earth-to-bar production methods, which promote responsible, fair-trade production, are in the spotlight. Chocolates can now be enjoyed like fine wines, with particular attention paid to terroirs and harvesting methods.
  • Made in Origine": for the first time, chocolate-producing countries are showcasing their locally-produced chocolates, from countries such as New Zealand, Bali, Côte d'Ivoire, Venezuela and Jamaica.
  • Chocolatier: an increasingly feminine profession: The 2023 edition shows a growing balance with the welcome of female-run houses such as 20° Nord, 20° Sud; Acaoyer; Hasnâa Chocolats Grands Crus and many others.

Children are not to be outdone, with a whole program and a dedicated area for little chocolate crunchers.

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The Salon du Chocolat de Paris 2023 is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of chocolate, where every lover of this delicacy will find something to delight his or her taste buds, or to discover the latest trends in the world of chocolate. In short, it's an eagerly-awaited event that promises to be, as every year, highly gourmet! So, who wants to fill up on chocolates?

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The Salon du Chocolat returns to Paris from October 28 to November 1, 2023. Fancy a gourmet outing for parents and children? If so, bring the whole family to Paris's most gourmet trade fair, to take advantage of the children's workshops and culinary activities! [Read more]

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Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From October 28th, 2023 to November 1st, 2023

× Approximate opening times: to confirm opening times, please contact the establishment.

    Location

    1 Place de la Porte de Versailles
    75015 Paris 15

    Accessibility info

    Prices
    3-12 ans: €8
    Billet adulte: €16
    Pass 2 jours: €30
    pack famille: €44

    Recommended age
    For all

    Official website
    www.salon-du-chocolat.com

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