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BWW Preview: THE BIG CHOCOLATE SHOW Returns to NYC 9/28 to 9/30

BWW Preview: THE BIG CHOCOLATE SHOW Returns to NYC 9/28 to 9/30

"The Big Chocolate Show" returns to New York City this weekend for its third year and sets the stage for "Chocolate Week NYC" that is held from September 28 to October 5, 2018. Chocolate Week NYC is a celebration of all things chocolate taking place in restaurants, specialty shops, bakeries, and ice cream parlors throughout the 5 boroughs.

The Big Chocolate Show will be held from Friday 9/28 through Sunday 9/30 at The New Yorker Hotel. Tickets are from $15 to $276. We have all the details about the event and the schedule so chocolate lovers can start planning to attend.

ABOUT THE BIG CHOCOLATE SHOW:

-More than 200 chocolatiers, artisans, chefs, authors, purveyors and experts will be on hand to offer tastings, lead live demonstrations, conduct book signings and teach master tasting classes.

-Participants in this year's event come from 12 states in the U.S. and 6 countries from around the world.

-The 2018 event benefits Cookies for Kids' Cancer a non-profit that raises money to find less toxic and less invasive treatments for pediatric cancers. Since its creation in 2007, the organization has sold over 1 million cookies (enough to scale Mt. Everest up and down!) and funded 100 grants for cutting-edge research resulting in 37 treatments available to kids today.

BWW Preview: THE BIG CHOCOLATE SHOW Returns to NYC 9/28 to 9/30

Friday, September 28

7-9 pm Legends of Chocolate honoring those who have changed the world of chocolate: John Nanci, Maricel Presilla, Michael Rogak and Craig Sams & Josephine Fairley.

Saturday, September 29

Main Stage Demonstrations

11:30 am Kathryn Gordon, Chef and Instructor, ICE and Food Start-Up Help

12:15 pm Gale Gland, Gale Gland and Food Network

1:00 pm Francois Kwaku-Dongo, Omanhene Chocolate and The Roger Sherman Inn

1:45 pm Samantha Benjamin, The Dessertist and Celebrity Chef for Cookies for Kids' Cancer

2:30 pm Pichet Ong, Director of Pastry The LINE Hotel

4:30 pm Lauren and Mona, Amore di Mona

5:15 pm Maricel Presilla, Pastry Chef and Culinary Historian, Zafra and Cucharamana

6:00 pm Nick Malgieri, Pastry Chef and Author

6:45 pm Sherry Blockinger, Sherry B Dessert Studio

7:30 pm Alexander Zecena, Pastry Chef, Hakkasan New York

Master Pairings and Tasting Classes

11:30 am Chocolate & Coffee Tasting: Understanding the Roast, Caffe di Artisan

Chocolate Lollipop Making Samantha Benjamin, The Dessertist

12:30 pm Fine Flavors: How to Perfect Your Wine & Chocolate Pairing Skills, Jonathan Sloan

From Zero to 100: Tasting Cacao Percentages, Deb Prinz

1:30 pm Sips & Sweets: A Craft Cocktail & Pairing Primer, Jonathan Pogash, Cocktail Guru

Futuristic Food: 3-D Chocolate Printing Experience, Chocology Unlimited

4:30 pm Single Origins: A Tasting of Specialty Spices & Chocolate, Burlap & Barrel

Hand Dipped Truffle Making, Chef Christophe Toury, Voila-Choclate

5:30 pm Fine Flavors: How to Perfect Your Wine & Chocolate Pairing Skills, Jonathan Sloan

Learn to Temper Chocolate Like a Pro

6:30 pm Holy Mole! Learn to Make Tamales, Maricel Presilla

Sips & Sweets: A Craft Cocktail & Pairing Primer, Meghan Moore

BWW Preview: THE BIG CHOCOLATE SHOW Returns to NYC 9/28 to 9/30

8pm - 10pm Decadent Evening of Chocolate & Cocktails

A two-hour walk around tasting hosted by The Cocktail Guru. Enjoy an array of chocolate friendly liquors paired with desserts and dishes made by NYC's premier chocolatiers and chefs including Rhonda Kave (Roni-Sue Chocolates), Chef J. Jackson (Mr. Foodtastic) and more.

Sunday, September 30

Main Stage Demonstrations

10:30 am Angela Sticco, Head Chocolatier, Kira & John's

11:15 am Gaio Pazmino, SamiChakra

12:00 pm Zachary Golper, Chef/Owner, Bien Cuit

12:45 pm Nicolay Lameijer, Chocateer, Tony's Chocolony

1:30 pm Dr. Kristy Leissle, Research & Marketing, Twin & Twin Trading and University of Washington

3:30 pm Miro Uskokovic, Pastry Chef, Gramercy Tavern

4:15 pm Remy Parks, a.k.a Veggiekins, Loving Earth

5:00 pm Kate Sullivan, Cake Designer, Cake Power

5:45 pm Kristen Tomlan DO, Cookie Dough Confections, Founder and CEO

Master Pairings + Tasting Classes

10:30 am Chocolate & Coffee Tasting: Understanding the Roast, Caffe di Artisan

Indoor S'mores Workshop, Hudson Valley Marshmallow and Two Chicks with Chocolate

11:30 pm Fine Flavors: How to Perfect Your Wine & Chocolate Pairing Skills, Jonathan Sloan

From Bar to Source - Tasting African Single Chocolate, Kristy Leissle

12:30 pm Sips & Sweets: A Craft Cocktail & Pairing Primer, Meghan Moore

Classic Chocolat Petit Fours, Making Amore di Mona

3:30 pm Aloha Chocolate: A Hawaiaan Chocolate Tasting, Puna Chocolate

Hand Dipped Truffle Making, Chef Christophe Toury, Voila-Choclate

4:30 pm Fine Flavors: How to Perfect Your Wine & Chocolate Pairing Skill, Jonathan Sloan

Futuristic Food: 3-D Chocolate Printing Experience, Chocology Unlimited

5:30 pm The Straight Pour: How to Perfectly Pair Whiskey & Chocolate, Milene Jardine

5:45 pm Cooking with Caco: Savory Recipes Using Sweet Chocolate

TICKETS

Kids $15; Student Tickets: $15; General Sessions: $25; Classes +$20 each;

21+ Area +$35; Saturday Day Pass: $128 (includes 21+ area, 2 classes, Decadent Evening); Sunday Day Pass: $88 (includes 21+ area, 2 classes, Decadent Evening); Family of Four Pack: $64; Legends of Chocolate: $276; Decadent Chocolate & Cockatails: $50; All Access Weekend Pass $276 (includes everything)

BRING YOUR ID

You must be 21+ to attend the 21+ Zone and Decadent Evening of Chocolate and Cocktails.

The Big Chocolate Show is happening Friday 9/28 to Sunday 9/30 at The New Yorker Hotel located at 481 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10001.

Join the conversation and stay up to date on The Big Chocolate Show and Chocolate Week NYC. Visit: https://www.thebigchocolateshow.com/. And follow on social media: Facebook @TBCSNYC Twitter @thebigchocshow Instagram @thebigchocolateshow

Use the Hashtags #bigchocolateshow #bigchocolate #chocolatenyc

Photo: Courtesy of The Big Chocolate Show

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