2011 San Francisco International Chocolate Salon

The San Francisco International Chocolate Salon is coming on April, 17, 2011 to Fort Mason.

The premier chocolate show on the West Coast takes place this Spring at the 5th Annual San Francisco International CHOCOLATE SALON, April 17th, 2011 at the Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion in San Francisco. Chocolate aficionados, fanatics, buyers and journalists can experience the finest in artisan, gourmet and premium chocolate in one of the world’s great culinary metropolitan areas.


Featuring the “Best of the Best” selected and curated by the Organizers, International CHOCOLATE SALON participants include over 50 master chocolatiers, confectioners, wineries and other culinary artisans such as The Tea Room chocolate, Guittard Chocolate Company, Christopher Michael Chocolates, Plumeria Flours, Saratoga Chocolates, Choclatique, Divine Chocolate, Landru Chocolates, Alter Eco Fair Trade Chocolate, Goat Milk Candy Company, Snake & Butterfly, Clarine’s Florentines, Salt Side Down Chocolates, Dolce Bella Chocolates and Cafe, Neo Cocoa, Fabrica de Chocolate Momotombo, CocoTutti, Her CoconessLink Confections, Marti Chocolatt, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, Gateau et Ganache, Nicole Lee Fine Chocolates, Coco-luxe Confections, Vice Chocolates, Socola Chocolatier, Amano Artisan Chocolate, Cacao Atlanta Chocolate Co., William Dean Chocolates, Seattle Chocolate Company, Jade Chocolates, and Kika’s Treats.
More information at www.SFChocolateSalon.com

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Nominees Announced for 2nd Annual TASTY Awards for best food, fashion, and home lifestyle programs on TV, in Film, and Online

SAN FRANCISCO and LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 9 –The 2nd Annual TASTY AWARDS, the premier awards show celebrating the year’s best in Food, Fashion, and Home Lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, and Online, is pleased to announce the Nominees for the upcoming awards show in Hollywood.

Jamie Oliver, Tyler Florence, Average Betty, Anthony Bourdain, Top Chef, Project Runway, Style.com and Guy Fieri lead the awards finalists with several nominations each. Hosted by food and travel television star Zane Lamprey of Travel Channel and HD Net fame, the two-hour red carpet event takes place at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on January 13th, as well as filmed for later broadcast.

The show features a star-studded lineup of food and fashion TV celebrities, including Tanya Holland (Cooking Channel, Food Nework), Leslie Sbrocco (PBS), Nathan Lyon (Fit TV, Discovery Health, PBS, Food Network), and Bobby Bognar (History Channel), along with newcomers such as Candice Kumai (Lifetime, Bravo’s Top Chef), Brian Boitano (Food Network), Daniel Green (ShopNBC), Luciene Salomone (WE tv), Amy Paffrath (E! Entertainment Television), Jeannie Mai (Style Network), Kevin Roberts (TLC), Peter Ishkhans (Style Network), Aida Mollenkamp (Food Nework, Cooking Channel), and more.

Special Achievement Awards have been announced for Niecy Nash, Gordon Ramsay, Mario Batali, Joan Rivers, Tyra Banks, Ryan Seacrest, Cat Cora, Heidi Klum, Martha Stewart, and Gail Simmons, among others.

The viewer appetite and response to food and style programs has surged over the last decade, making them some of the highest watched and sponsored video content. The TASTY AWARDS spotlight the year’s best achievements in food, fashion, and home lifestyle programs on television, in film, and on the web.

The following are several of the nominees and categories for the 2011 TASTY Awards. To participate in the Viewers Choice voting starting November 15th, or for a full list of nominees, please go to www.TastyAwards.com, as well as get updates on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TastyAwards

Best Drink or Beverage Program: Television
Drink Up with Darryl Robinson
The Winemakers
Drinking Made Easy with Zane Lamprey
Wine & Dine with Mastro

Best Drink or Beverage Program: Web
12 Second Cocktails
Art of the Drink
Raising the Bar with Jamie Boudreau
Mixology
Thirsty Girl TV
Wine Library TV

Best Food Program: Television
America’s Test Kitchen
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
Good Eats
No Reservations
Top Chef
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution

Best Food Program: Web
Average Betty
CHOW.com
Aarti Parti
The Culinary Institute of America
Working Class Foodies
Jamie Oliver Recipes

Best Food Travel Series: Television
Avec Eric (Eric Ripert)
Bizarre Foods
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
The Great Food Truck Race
No Reservations
Throwdown With Bobby Flay

Best Food Travel Series: Web
CMN Travels-Culinary Media Network
Working Class Foodies
The Hungry Pedaler
Vegan Hotspot
Without Borders
Savoring the Best of World Flavors: World Culinary Arts Series

Best Reality Series: Food or Drink
The Great Food Truck Race
The Next Food Network Star
Top Chef
Iron Chef America
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
Top Chef Masters

Best Food or Drink Video Podcast
Avec Eric (Eric Ripert)
Average Betty
Epicurious
Farmers’ Market Gourmet
Simply Ming
Working Class Foodies

Best Home Chef in a Series
Average Betty
Working Class Foodies
What Would Brian Boitano Make?
Food Wishes
Barefoot Contessa
Down Home with the Neelys

Best Chef in a Series
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
Throwdown With Bobby Flay
Mexico – One Plate at a Time
Good Eats
Barefoot Contessa
Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef

Best Fashion or Design Program : Television
America’s Next Top Model
Kimora, Life in the Fab Lane
Project Runway
The Rachel Zoe Project
What Not To Wear

Best Fashion or Design Program : Web
Cool Hunting
Fashion TV
Ford Models TV
Style.com
Vogue TV
Fashion Network

Best Reality Series: Fashion or Design
America’s Next Top Model
What Not to Wear
Kimora, Life in the Fab Lane
Project Runway
The Rachel Zoe Project
Say Yes to the Dress

Best Fashion or Design Video Podcast
Ford Models TV
Style.com
ThreadBanger, D.I.Y. Fashion & Style
Vogue TV
Gucci
The Fashion Network

Best Home Decor and Design Program : Television
Home Made Simple
Curb Appeal: The Block
HGTV Green Home 2010
HGTV Design Star
Divine Design

Best Mobile / Apps / Out of Home Series
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
Working Class Foodies
Top Chef
Food Network Nighttime iPad App
Gourmet Live iPad App
New York Times iPad App

Best City or Regional Program
A Taste of New York
About.com
Check Please, Bay Area
Check Please, Chicago
dineLA
Savory Cities

Best Branded Program
Cooking.com
Cuisinart
H&M Fashion Video
Kraft Cooking School
Luxury Explorer TV
Target Frugalista

Best Newspaper or Magazine Program
Bon Appetit
Cook’s Country
Food and Wine Magazine
LA Times
New York Times Food
New York Times the Minimalist with Mark Bittman

Best New Series
MasterChef with Gordon Ramsay
Top Chef: Just Desserts
FoodCrafters
The Great Food Truck Race
Cupcake Wars
Private Chefs of Beverly Hills

Best Single Topic Series
Cake Boss
Simply Ming
Mexico – One Plate at a Time
Cupcake Wars
Vegan a go-go
Top Chef: Just Desserts

Best Comedy Series
Bizarre Foods
The Dish
Jolene Sugarbaker: The Trailer Park Cooking Show
Tiki Bar TV
Drinking Made Easy
Average Betty

Best Critic or Review Series
Check Please, Bay Area
Savory Cities
The Naked Wine Show
The Cooks Plate
Average Betty
Wine Library TV

Best Green or Organic Program
Vegan Hotspot
Cooking Up a Story
HGTV Green Home 2010
Vegan a go-go
Chefs A’Field
Fresh Food Fast with Emeril Lagasse

Best Film or Documentary – Food or Fashion
Eat Pray Love
Soul Kitchen
Kings of Pastry
Beer Wars
Haute Couture: A Fashion Documentary
Fresh the Movie

A limited quantity of TASTY Awards event tickets are now available on a first come basis. For details, go to www.TastyAwards.com


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The Fall Luxury Chocolate Salon on November 14th

The Fall Luxury CHOCOLATE SALON participants include over 30 chocolatiers, confectioners, wineries and other culinary artisans. An intimate setting, the Fall Chocolate Salon is the perfect place to find the perfect gift, while tasting and savoring the chocolate lovers experience.



Participants include TCHO, Saratoga Chocolates, The Tea Room chocolate, Ghirardelli Chocolate, Salt Side Down Chocolates, CocoTutti, Landru Chocolates, Choclatique, Coco-luxe Confections, Sterling Confections, Coco Delice Fine Chocolates, Socola Chocolatier, Gateau et Ganache, ALTER ECO Fair Trade, CJ’s Bitz, Snake & Butterfly, Jade Chocolates, Amano Artisan Chocolate, Carlos Mann Nicaraguan Artisan Chocolates, Clarine’s Florentines, Au Coeur Des Chocolats, Poco Dolce, Vice Chocolates, Plumeria Flours, Christopher Michael Chocolates, Farm Fresh To You, Carolyn Tillie Designs’ Chocolate Jewelry, Quady Winery, Punk Dog Wines, Rigolo Cafe, 122° West Wines, Garden Creamery sorbet, TasteTV, and more.

www.fallchocolatesalon.com


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Seattle Chocolate Salon on July 11th

Chocolate lovers, en garde! The premier chocolate event in the Northwest this millenium returns with the 3rd Annual Seattle Luxury CHOCOLATE SALON on Sunday, July 11th, 2010. Chocolate aficionados, fanatics, lovers and addicts can taste & experience the finest in artisan, gourmet & premium chocolate in one of the world’s great culinary metropolitan areas.

Seattle CHOCOLATE SALON 2009 participants included chocolatiers, confectioners and other culinary artisans such as 2008 CHOCOLATE SALON AWARD WINNERS Amano Artisan Chocolate, Theo Chocolate, Intrigue Chocolates, Oh! Chocolate, and Posh Chocolate, as well as newcomers Crave Chocolate, Forte Chocolates, Divine Chocolate, Carter’s Chocolates, Chocolopolis, Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates, La Châtelaine Chocolat Co., Eat Chocolates, Choffy, The Chocolate Traveler, William Dean Chocolates, Xocai Healthy Chocolate, Suess Chocolates, Claudio Corallo Chocolate, Decadent Tastes, Marco Polo Designs’ Chocolate Jewelry, Honest Tea, TasteTV, Yelp, Sizzleworks Cooking School, Ventana Wines, Rimon Winery and more.

Salon highlights include chocolate tasting, demonstrations, chef & author talks and ongoing interviews by TasteTV’s Chocolate Television program. (Salon Entry includes all chocolate & confection tastings, demos, etc.).

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2010 SF Chocolate Salon

Bigger and better!

The 2010 Fourth Annual San Francisco International CHOCOLATE SALON participants include over 70 chocolatiers, confectioners, wineries and other culinary artisans, such as: Amano Artisan Chocolate, Sacred Chocolate, Guittard Chocolate Company, Saratoga Chocolates, The Tea Room chocolate, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, TCHO, Neo Cocoa, Kikas Treats, CJ’s Bitz, Socola Chocolatier, Divine Chocolate, Drexelius Chocolates, Alter Eco Fair Trade Chocolate, Chocolate, Amella Caramels, Jade Chocolates, Ococoa, Malie Kai Chocolates, Happy Chocolates, Choclatique, Coco Delice Fine Chocolates, Clarine’s Florentines, Napa Valley Fudge Company, Nicobella vegan organic truffles, Robyn’s Chocolates & Confections, Vice Chocolates, Dolce Bella Chocolates, William Dean Chocolates, Edible Love Chocolates, Marti Chocolatt, Coco-luxe Confections, Sterling Confections, Christopher Michael Chocolates, Posh Chocolat, Gateau et Ganache, Poco Dolce, XOX Truffles, Schoggi Swiss Chocolates, Divine Organics by Transition Nutrition, Her Coconess Confections, Snake & Butterfly, Truffles in Paradise, Cacao Atlanta, Barlovento Chocolates, AF2 Chocolatiers, Vermeer Dutch Chocolate Cream Liqueur, Quady Winery, Blue Angel Vodka, Fentimans Botanically Brewed Beverages and Ginger Beer, Rigolo Cafe, Farm Fresh to You, Resveratrol WINETIME Bar, California Naturals, The Winery Collective, Radee Wine, Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka and Chocolate Liqueur, Sonoma Valley Portworks, Loft Organic Liqueurs, Zinc Details, The Bread Project, Omnivore Books on Food, Carolyn Tillie Designs (Just Desserts Jewelry), Le Creuset, Swissmar, Putumayo World Music, Chocolate Television, The New York Times, TasteTV, and many more.

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SEXY DISHES WEEK – Current Lineup of Restaurant Specials


SEXY DISHES WEEK in the Bay Area is from May 4th-8th, and restaurants & bars in the book will be featuring food and drink Specials as well as launch events. Fans can also have copies of their books signed by these local culinary celebrities. A list of the customer specials for SEXY DISHES WEEK will be updated regularly here on Tasteable.com

Current SEXY DISHES Specials include:

  • Sam’s Chowder House (Half Moon Bay): Half off either of the two dishes featured in the book – The Rock Shrimp-Bay Scallop Ceviche, or the Ahi Tuna Poke (see video on NBC) for customers that bring the book or buy a book from Sam’s Gift Shop (Chef Lewis Rossman will sign it when you come in)..

  • 83 Proof (SF): Half price for the 2 cocktails featured in the book from 8pm til Close – The Cactus Flower, and the Burnt Fig Sazerac (see video on NBC)

  • Piacere Restaurant (San Carlos): Half price for the cocktails featured in the book – The Cucumber Spring Fizz. Book Launch party with cocktails also on May 4th at Piacere.

  • California Cafe (Los Gatos): A 3-course “Bay Area Sexy Dishes” dinner for $21

  • The Beach Chalet and Park Chalet (SF): Half price Beignets at the Beach Chalet and Half Price Cupcakes in the Park Chalet (both recipes are in the book SEXY DISHES). Bring in your copy of Sexy dishes (or buy one) and get a free order.

  • The Market Street Grill (SF): Half Off the Branzini fish dish featured in the book for customers that bring in a copy of the book or buys one from the restaurant (Chef Adam will also sign it if he is in when you come)

  • Shanghai 1930 (SF): $29.95, Prix Fixe
  • Appetizers: Nanking Spring Rolls
    Soup: Neptune Hot & Sour Soup
    Main Course (Please choose one item):
    – Szechwan Chili Prawns with Sautéed Leeks
    – Chicken “Lily” with Black Bean Sauce
    – Crispy Chewy Szechwan Beef
    – Fish Pillows with black and silver tree ears

    The above entrees include the following
    Pea Shoots sautéed in Rice wine
    Vegetable Stirred Rice

    Dessert: Crème Brule

  • Shoggi Chocolate (SF): SEXY DISHES Chocolate Package has a value of $ 13.25 and is offered to anyone with a copy of Sexy Dishes for only $ 6.50 (1/2 price)

    SEXY DISHES Chocolate Package: A Combination of our drinking chocolate (regular size, value $ 3.75), four of our best selling pieces of chocolate and pastries (around $ 7), as well as one of our popular macaroons (value $ 2.50). The customer can choose his favorite pieces from a selection of over 80 different chocolates and pastries, as well as 7 different flavors of macaroons, or just follow our recommendation. This is a great way to get a taste of SCHOGGI.

  • More Sexy Dishes Customers Specials to come soon!


Featured chefs, mixologists and chocolatiers in the new Bay Area Edition of SEXY DISHES include Sky Wegman (83 Proof), Adam Jones (Market Street Grill), Jamie Lauren (Absinthe), Lewis Rossman (Sam’s Chowder House), Steve Adler (Sacred Chocolate), Jill Ann Cosentino (Dolce Vita Catering), Alex Molitz (Supperclub), Lara Graham Truppelli (Beach Chalet), Amy Heater (Park Chalet), Taylor Boudreaux (California Cafe), Stephanie Marcon (Coco-luxe Confections), Iris Eisenlohr (Piacere Restaurant), Justine Miner (RNM Restaurant), Cynthia Wong-Chen (Shanghai 1930), Mindy Fong (Jade Chocolates), Tony Diiorio (Poggio Trattoria), Devon Boisen (Spenger’s Fresh Fish Grotto), Dominik Schieweck (Schoggi Chocolate), Ben Paula (Sauce Restaurant), David Lawrence (1300 on Fillmore), Rachel Bassignani (Spruce), Alex Marsh (Levende East), David Borges (Cafe Claude), Dominique Crenn (Luce), and Eric Joppie (Mayacama).

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