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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Los Angeles Chocolate Salon in Pictures (2012)

Tea Time Adventures attended the 2012 LA Luxury Chocolate Salon and took a few pictures. These photos feature a very small amount of the vendors at the salon. If you're in the Bay Area and interested in attending a Chocolate Salon, there is one coming up in November. You'll see us there!! (but we're sure you'll just want to taste chocolate!)
 
Le Cordon Bleu students creating art with chocolate.
These sculptures were display only, but that's okay they looked delicious!  

The chocolate was donated by Amano Chocolate

Amazing decorated cakes!
The Chocolate Salon! Lots of companies to check out, plenty of people-watching.
     

Amano Artisan Chocolates. Amazing bean to bar company.
  
Fabulous beef jerky from Jerk'n Pickle
Artisan jerky and pickles

Cashew, Almond and Peanut Butter Spread
Supports La Dolce Vita Animal Rescue Foundation


Ruth Kennison
The Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories and
Bonaparte Chocolate
  

Beautiful and Delicious Chocolates from Cocotutti

Marti Chocolatt
Mignon Chocolates


Pralines Perfected

 
Plumeria Flours
Cookies, Confections, Specialty Desserts
And Very Tasty Popcorn

  
Specialty Oils and Vinegars from
Leonardo e Roberto's Gourmet Blends

Capay Farms
Farm Fresh to you
Chuao Chocolatier
Unusual, Unexpected & Delicious Chocolate

TheToffee Box
Artisan Toffee
Droga Chocolates
Confections Reimagined
Representatives of Ecuador
Sasha Chocolates by Kallari
Bean-to-Bar Chocolate from Ecuador
Pacari
Ecuadorian Organic Chocolate
Marco Paolo Chocolates
Premium Artisan Truffles
Butterfly Brittle
Simply Indulgent Gourmet Brittles
Elyce Zahn of Cocotutti talks about enhancing chocolate with the aromas of food.
Art Pollard of Amano Chocolate talks about the negative aspects of "fair trade."
Ruth Kennison demonstrates making chocolate bars

We've been around the Chocolate Salon block a few times here at Tea Time. It's always great to see old faces, eat new chocolates and celebrate the bean. If you're interested in learning more you can check out TasteTV for links and news from past salons. We hope to see you in November! Tea Time will be around, tasting Chocolate and taking more (better!) photos over at Fort Mason.