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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, the Big Apple is celebrating this romantic time of year by showing off its sweet side. Created in 2011, NYC Chocolate Week is the first event in New York City entirely dedicated to the art of preparing chocolate. During this ten-day culinary showcase, dozens of participating restaurants and their chefs will highlight chocolate’s irresistible qualities through exclusive food and wine pairings and specialty desserts.
From February 4-13, chocolate lovers have the opportunity to indulge their sweet tooth at romantic spots including Café Noir, La Bergamote Bistro, Artisanal, Ayza West Village and L’Atelier du Chocolat. Details vary by location, but many offer complimentary confections and decadent dessert samplings along with your meal.
Need a little more temptation? By attending a NYC Chocolate Week event, you’ll also be supporting official charity partner Action Against Hunger in the fight against malnutrition worldwide. Giving back never sounded so sweet.
For more info and a full list of participating restaurants, visit ChocolateWeekNYC.com.
Image courtesy of AyzaNYC.com
Creamy, dreamy, decadent—chocolate. Does it really need that much of an introduction? The world’s most sensual confection certainly speaks for itself, so I’ll keep this post short and (utterly) sweet. I just came back from a chocolate lovers paradise—New York’s 13th annual Chocolate Show at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea. For four days, chocoholics rejoice in the ultimate showcase of all things cocoalicious, including demos from award-winning chefs, book signings, a cocoa-chic fashion show and dozens of premier chocolatiers from around the world (think France, Italy, India and beyond) passing out samples of their irresistibly indulgent creations.
Tickets are still on sale for tomorrow’s 10am-6pm session ($28 in advance/$30 at the door; Sunday’s culinary demos include Johnny Iuzzini from Jean Georges, Top Chef: Just Desserts contestant Zac Young, Matt Gennuso from Chez Pascal, and many more!), so go treat yourself to a sinfully delicious feast. If you’re still not convinced, then maybe the tempting choco-tography below will tantalize your tastebuds—enjoy!
If you do go tomorrow, be sure to get there early—the line was really long today, but oh-so worth it.