From 28 October to 1 November, Paris will once again host one of the major world events dedicated to chocolate, the Salon du Chocolat. An opportunity to taste chocolates from all seven continents and discover the latest industry trends, but above all to attend the master classes taking place in the Pastry Show, where the greatest French and international cooks, pastry chefs, master chocolatiers, and young talents will present their best chocolate recipes, techniques and tricks. Professionals like Mercotte (La Cuisine de Mercotte), Benoit Castel (founder of Liberté Pâtisserie Boulangerie), Susumu Koyama (pastry chef of Es Koyama and collaborator in so good # 12), Olivier Stehly (pastry chef of Gastel), Yann Menguy (pastry chef of La Goutte d’or Pâtisserie and one of the protagonists of so good # 14), and Philippe Conticini (co-creator of La Pâtisserie des Reves whom we interviewed in so good # 10).
There will be new additions this year such as the organization of the 1st Salon du Chocolat Junior, where children and adolescents can come into contact with multiple taste, recreational, and educational experiences. But there will always be events that are recurrent such as The Chocolate Fashion Show, where chocolate and fashion designers work in duo to create a spectacular collection of chocolate dresses.
In terms of competitions, the highlight is the sixth edition of the prestigious Relais Dessert Charles Proust competition. And as performances, one of the most anticipated each edition is Richard Orlinski’s sculpture, a contemporary artist who this time will present, alongside the brand Chocolat des Français, a monumental Wild Kong in dark chocolate which will be 6 meters tall.