By Amanda Labelle
November is that time of year when fall is on its way out and winter is on its way in. It’s still warm enough to have some fun outside, but cooler changes in weather begin to move people indoors. Therefore, November also means a lot of events that have moved indoors as well.
One seriously sweet event that you won’t want to miss is the Toronto International Luxury Chocolate Show on Sunday November 3rd from 11am to 7pm at the ROY THOMSON HALL Rotunda. The appeal is in the name itself: after all, anything with the words luxury and chocolate in the same sentence peaks my interest and appetite. The event is complete with chocolate maker’s demonstrations, a hands-on chocolate making roundtable, chocolate eating contests, a chocolate and wine salon, chocolate sculpture showcasing, and many draws with chocolate themed prizes; this is definitely an event that will tantalize your taste buds and fascinate your foodie intellect. You can actually feel like a kid in a candy store again! Vendors will be displaying fine chocolate craftsmanship and offering samples and sale items at discounted show prices, just in time for the holidays; and we all know that one of the best anticipations of the Christmas holiday season is the ability to eat an abundance of chocolate guilt free.
As if it couldn’t get any sweeter, the Luxury Chocolate Show is just the wrap-up event of the 23-day long 2013 Toronto Chocolate Festival that ran from October 12th – November 3rd. That’s a lot of chocolate! Some of the highlighted festival events included The Chocolate Ball: Cocoa Grande, the Chocolate High Tea, the ChocElite Chocolate Dinner and Show, the Chocolicious Passport tour of chocolate, the 911 Chocolate Relay, among many others.
And just to make sure that you don’t have a guilty conscience about indulging such a sweet guilty pleasure, a portion of the proceeds from select Toronto Chocolate Festival Events are donated to the Prostate & Breast Cancer Initiatives Fund which supports Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto, Willow Cancer Support Canada, the Prostate Foundation of Canada, the Credit Valley Hospital Foundation, and the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation.
This is the third year of Toronto’s Chocolate Festival and the International Luxury Chocolate Show and the turnout of guests and delectable goodies just keep on getting better and better. Believe me when I tell you that if you do indulge yourself with this chocolaty luxury, you will be in no way disappointed; so come one, come all, from far and wide, there are so many tasty treats to be tried!
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