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2012 New York Chocolate Show insider’s guide Part I

Posted by Niko on November 8th, 2012

Jennifer Yee will be giving a demo on Sunday--Sculpture-like mint chocolate rocks on a bed of pistachio

The New York Chocolate Show is back in town Friday, November 9 through Sunday November 12 at the Metropolitan Pavilion (show information is at the end of this feature).  The show brings together over 50 local and international chocolate vendors under one roof.  My perennial chocolate show tip still applies: take advantage of the advance purchase option and avoid the massive lines.  This will enable you to maximize chocolate consumption time.  More tips and ticket information after the jump. (more…)

2011 New York Chocolate Show wrap-up

Posted by Niko on November 14th, 2011

The 2011 New York Chocolate Show came to a close last night.  From Wednesday night’s opening fashion show to Sunday’s star-studded Top Chef cooking demos, there was a lot (of chocolate) to see.  Here are some of the highlights (in case you weren’t able to attend all 4 days).

Jansen Chan from Oceana had a popular demo session

See the whole photo gallery after the jump…

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Johnny Iuzzini and Michelle Tampakis will both be presenting at the New York Chocolate Show

Go here for Part I of our Chocolate Show recommendations.

Your ticket to the Chocolate Show allows you to taste chocolate from more than 65 different companies–but did you  know that there are two different cooking demo theaters plus a book signing area at the show–and each one has a jam packed schedule of events from 12:00 until closing?  Here are some of our recommendations with an emphasis on pastry chefs based right here in New York:

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Payard's Chocolate dipped peanut butter macaron from the 2010 show

Zac Young's oreo creation from the 2010 show

The New York Chocolate Show is back in town again Thursday, November 10th through Sunday November 13 at the Metropolitan Pavillion.  The show brings together over 65 local and international chocolate vendors under one roof.  My annual chocolate show tip still applies: take advantage of the advance purchase option and avoid the massive lines.  This will enable you to maximize chocolate consumption time.  More tips and ticket information after the jump (more…)

New York Chocolate Show Day 1 highlights

Posted by Niko on November 11th, 2010

Vicki Wells The Pastry Chef at Buddakan created some great desserts

Pastry Chef Vicki Wells from Buddakan baked some great chocolate cakes at the Valrhona sponsored Demo.

Quady winery Essensia Dessert Wine goes great with dark chocolate desserts

I smuggled  a serving Vicki Wells chocolate cake out of the demo theater so I could do an impromptu pairing with some Essensia dessert wine. (more…)

New York Chocolate Show Pastry Chef Demos - Francois Payard

Yesterday I recommended  some of my favorite vendors at this year’s chocolate show along with some insider tips.  After sleeping on it (yes, I’m always thinking about desserts awake or not) I realized that the best way to get your $28 worth is to attend the Pastry Demonstrations.   Where else can you see a live demonstration by Johnny Iuzzuni, Francois Payard and Nancy Olsen all in the same place? Don’t forget, you get to sample the results!  A complete schedule is on the Chocolate Show site (below) but here are the official DesssertBuzz recommendations:

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Valrhona Pastry Chef Alex Espiritu's superb desserts

The New York Chocolate Show is back in town again this Thursday through Sunday at the Metropolitan Pavillion.  The shows brings together over 65 local and international chocolate vendors under one roof.  Tickets are $28.00 if purchased in advance and $30 at the door.  Here’s a tip: take advantage of the advance purchase option and avoid the massive lines.  This will enable you to maximize chocolate consumption time. (more…)