Je t'aime en chocolat: What?
Chocoholics may require drool towels upon entering an event featuring three days of chocolate discoveries, from incredible truffles -- I should know, I tried some -- to Montreal's best macarons to how to cook with cocoa to how to wear it. In the form of workshops, conferences and direct access to chocolatiers, themes and discoveries from previous editions include:
- learning how to make the Maya Flip
- learning how to make Je t'aime en chocolat's eponymous white chocolate cocktail
- discovering how to cook savory salty dishes with cocoa butter
- tasting a rarity: red ice wine, made locally (coming soon!)
- chocolate clothing (coming soon!)
Je t'aime en chocolat: Any Admission Fees?
Montreal's annual chocolate show Je t'aime en chocolat does not charge admission at the door. Entrance is free. Also, there are also several free chocolate samples on location allowing visitors to try before they buy.
Attending Je t'aime en chocolat: Quick Tips
- Bring money. On-site vendors often sell their products at a significant discount exclusively for the show. Some accept cash only.
- Beware the masses: if crowds make you antsy, then try to get there before noon or at least 1 p.m. When I dropped by on a Sunday at 3 p.m., the exhibition room looked like this, making to difficult to get close to the vendors and examine the goods.
- Aching to see the chocolate fashion show? Keep in mind that it usually starts near the end of the day, at 4 p.m. For a good view, ask on-site volunteers where the catwalk is situated and ensure you're in place about 15 minutes before the show to get a good view.