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
**This post will be updated as information about the Chefs’s Demos becomes available**
Dessertbuzz “don’t miss”recommendations and inside tips:
Francois Payard: in 2010 Payard brought some killer chocolate dipped peanut butter macarons (see photo above). Look for something equally deadly this year. Tip: if he has any pastry on hand – buy that instead or in addition to, the chocolate – you won’t be sorry.
Jacques Torres: You can’t have the New York Chocolate Show without Mr. Chocolate. This is a great opportunity to sample his different chocolates so you know what to get when you visit one of his stores in NYC. DessertBuzz tips: He usually brings a stack of chocolate chip cookies with him and we rank them #1 in New York. Also, his booth is really good for gifts – score the motherload of points with your spouse/partner by bringing home a bag of chocolate covered corn flakes. Read the recent DessertBuzz an interview with Jacques Torres here.
Quady Winery: This husband and wife team invented the dessert wine category in the US. Every year they come all the way from California with cases and cases of their excellent wines. If you don’t think dessert wine is for you, I highly recommend giving these guys a taste. DessertBuzz tip: try their best seller Essensia. How do you find their booth? Easy, look for the biggest crowd at the show! See below for video with Andrew Quady. Note to editor: always shoot video before drinking too much wine!
Also recommended: Ronnie Sue’s Chocolates – famous for their beautiful, hand-decorated chocolates and cool flavor combinations–Beer and pretzel caramels anyone? Yes, please.
The 2011 show runs from Nov 10-13 at the Metropolitan Pavillion. Tickets are $30.00 if purchased in advance ($35 for Sat admission) and $35 at the door ($40 at the door). Adults can take in two, 5-12 year olds free, additional children $8. For more information about the The New York Chocolate Show go here. Last year’s coverage of the show is here.