The San Francisco International Chocolate Salon isnt messing around. If youre really serious about chocolate and serious about having some fun the 8th annual event is a go-to. As Chocolate Salons promoters say, its 55,000 square feet of chocolate, wine and confections.
A ticket buys chocolate tastings from 50 chocolatiers, wine pairings, new product launches, chocolate-making demonstrations, chocolatier panels, a wine and spirits taste-off, presentations by celebrity chefs and chocolate-makers, and random interviews of participants by TasteTVs Chocolate Television program. There will even be chocolate fashion and body-painting.
The all-things-chocolate extravaganza will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 15 at Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, San Francisco; (415) 345-7500, www.fortmason.org.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door for adults; $10 for children ages 6 to 12; free for 5 and younger. To buy tickets, watch videos from past events and for more information, visit www.sfchocolatesalon.com.
Along the way, check out San Francisco Chocolate Week, Sunday through March 14, at www.sfchocolateweek.com.
Call The Bees Allen Pierleoni, (916) 321-1128. Follow him on Twitter @apierleonisacbe.