2016 Dallas Chocolate Festival: Lights, Camera, Action
Dallas chocolate enthusiasts will convene for the seventh annual Dallas Chocolate Festival (DCF). A celebration of chocolate makers and chocolatiers, guests are invited to meet the artisans, watch live demonstrations of the chocolate making process, and sample and shop from over 40 vendor participants.
Participants scheduled to attend this years event include: Amano Artisan Chocolate, Bisous Bisous Patîsserie, Chocolaterie Tessa, CocoAndré Chocolatier, Dallas Caramel Company, Dr. Sue’s Chocolate, Eileen’s Pralines, Fair and Square Imports, Fresco Chocolate, Guittard Chocolate Company, Haute Sweet Patisserie, Hello Cocoa, Isabelly’s Chocolates, Kate Weiser Chocolates, Old Fashioned Sweet Shoppe, Potomac Chocolate, SRSLY Chocolate, Sublime Chocolate, Toffee Treats, Wackym’s Kitchens, Whole Foods, Wiseman House Chocolates, and Yelibelly Chocolates.
New to the festival in 2016, DCF adds Chocolate Festival Movie Night to the line-up with a screening of the documentary Bean to Bar: A Film About Artisan Chocolate on Friday, September 9 at 7 pm. The film beautifully explores the trailblazing journey of some of America’s craft chocolate pioneers and the renaissance they inspired. Madame Cocoa will lead a Q&A session with the film producer Bob Ridgely as well as two of the films featured chocolate makers, Art Pollard from Amano Chocolate and Rob Anderson from Fresco Chocolate. Cost is $100 per person and includes a cocktail, nibbles, and chocolate lover’s concession stand.
Additionally, three limited seating classes on chocolate making, chocolate treats, and chocolate tasting will be held on Sunday, September 11 at Perfect Temper Kitchen in Plano. Each class is $60 per person.