Great chefs, Espace Japon, and a tribute to French pastries at the Salon du Chocolat in Paris
Paris is preparing for the 28th edition of the Salon du Chocolat de Paris, which will take place from October 28 to November 1 and will gather big names in pastry, chocolate, and bakery.
This year, the Pastry Show will feature demonstrations by Maxence Barbot, Nina Métayer, Philippe Conticini, and Jeffrey Cagnes, among many other chefs who will convey their passion for the craft. Additionally, in the Elles area, four prominent women from very diverse backgrounds will present unique creations such as the mochi donut and chocolate pretzels with surprising flavors.
As a great novelty, the room opens two new areas to highlight French pastry tradition. “Le passage gourmand” proposes a tour of regional specialties of France, while “Il était une fois…La pâtisserie” will focus on the essential and classic pastries that we never get tired of and of which there is still much to learn. Iconic recipes that the artist Sasha Nogueira will immortalize with trompe l’oeil in the exhibition, “Du dessin à l’assiette”.
After two years of absence, the Japanese master chocolatiers will return to Paris to display their creativity in Espace Japon. In this area, attendees will be able to discover, for example, the Ryukyu collection developed by the award-winning chef Hironobu Tsujiguchi in which he uses only ingredients produced in the Okinawa region such as tofu-yo, kokuto, or Chatan salt.
On the Cacao Show stage, in addition to announcing the candidates for the title “Best pain au chocolat in France 2023”, a conference will be given where they will talk about the technical aspects of pastries and the different professional branches offered in bakery, specifically the figure of “tourier”, capable of making all types of doughs.
At the competition level, the Salon du Chocolat will host the Trophée International de la Pâtisserie Chocolaterie Française which will challenge eight professionals – each of them representing a different country – to create chocolate and pastry creations based on a certain theme.
The chic touch will be provided, as usual, on the runway with chocolate dresses made by duos made up of stylists and chocolatiers among which are the MOF Stéphane Glacier and Marine Cless, Maëlig Georgelin and Marie Ferrero-Favoriti, Pascal Brunstein and Maud and Nathan Brunstein, and more.