The cool and tasty Chocolate Art Gallery at the annual San Francisco International Chocolate Salon event (www.SFChocolateSalon.com) features chocolate skulls, diamonds, dresses, statues, zen gardens, cakes, and even Legos in Scharffen Berger Chocolate.
The Chocolate diamonds come from Chocolatines outside of Chicago, and the zen garden and legos were created by the International Chocolate Salon.
A delicious recipe for Caramelized Dark Chocolate Hazelnuts.
Created by Saratoga Chocolates, and filmed for the TASTEABLE CALIFORNIA television series.
If you have love caramels, then you have to try these four Gold Medal award-winning selections from the 2015 International Chocolate Salon’s Artisan Chocolate Awards.
Luxx Chocolat Bees Knees: Caramel and ganache infused with honey and Jack Daniels Honey Whisky, 1800 Resposado Agave Tequila and fresh organic apple cider. A dash of fennel citrus sea salt.
GOLD: Best Exterior Design, Most Unique, Best Overall Chocolate Artistry
Luxx Chocolat CinnaFig: 72% dark chocolate (Venezuelan). 2 layers, one made with creamy cinnamon caramel with Black Mission figs and the other, a ganache made with mascarpone and goat cheese.
GOLD: Best Exterior Design, Best Ingredient Combinations, Best Overall Chocolate Artistry
Phillip Ashley Chocolates Chelonii™ – salted caramel pecan praline
GOLD: Best Taste
GOLD: Best Packaging
The 5th Annual Fall Chocolate Salon in San Francisco was a delight for chocolate and wine lovers. Despite the challenges of a rare morning rain in California (during a drought), the attendees still managed to come out and join the fun.
The event featured over 30 chocolatiers, confectioners, and wineries, and is the premier Fall chocolate event on the West Coas, including Neo Cocoa, Gâté Comme des Filles Chocolats, Amella Caramels, Truffly Made, Cowboy Toffee Co., Taza Chocolate, Endorfin Chocolat, La Châtelaine Chocolat Company, Fera’wyn’s Artisan Chocolates, flying noir, Claudia Marie Design, Jerk’n Pickle, Amano Artisan Chocolate, Kindred Cooks, CocoTutti, The Tea Room Chocolate Company, Cocoa Vida, Kika’s Treats, Marich Premium Chocolates, Quail Point Chocolate, Socola Chocolatier, Twisted Roots Vineyard, Raff Distillerie, Sottomarino Winery, Rosa D’Oro, Gourmet Blends, Farm Fresh To You, Meetup.com, Winery SF, and Chocolate Television.
Also participating was Jessica Ferraro, of Bar Cacao, who had a fascinating and well-attended presentation on the changes and trends in the Craft Chocolate Movement.
The Fall Chocolate Salon is produced by TasteTV. Other TasteTV Chocolate Salons include ones in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Monterey-Carmel, and Sacramento (as well as previous events in Chicago and Napa).