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OMG, Fall Chocolate Salon, Fall Chocolate Salon, Fall Chocolate Salon! – Nov. 11, 2012 – Ft. Mason – Get Tickets Now

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

It’ll look just like this.

It’ll cost you like $21-something for your ticket. Buy it now if you’re planning on going.

All the deets, below.

In closing, Fall Chocolate Salon, Fall Chocolate Salon, Fall Chocolate Salon!

TasteTV and the International Chocolate Salon are pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual Fall Chocolate Salon is scheduled for Nov. 11th.

FALL CHOCOLATE SALON 11/11

Chocolate lovers, en garde! A unique event with limited tickets available for attendees, the Fall Luxury CHOCOLATE SALON participants include over 25 chocolatiers, confectioners, wineries and other culinary artisans.

An intimate setting, the Fall Chocolate Salon is the perfect place to find the perfect Holiday gift, while tasting and savoring the chocolate lovers experience.

Advance Tickets available through November 10th, while quantities last. (No Tickets at Door. San Francisco)

Celebrating its anniversary, the 2012 Third Annual Fall Luxury CHOCOLATE SALON participants include chocolatiers, confectioners, and other culinary artisans, such as Amano Artisan Chocolate, The TeaRoom Chocolate Company, Saratoga Chocolates, Toffee Talk, Smitten: Artisan Truffles, La Chatelaine Chocolat Co., Toffeeology, Jade Chocolates, Feve Artisan Chocolatier, Socola Chocolatier, Sixth Course Artisan Confections, Clarine’s Florentines, Plumeria Flours, Butterfly Brittle, CocoTutti, Marti Chocolatt, Snake & Butterfly, Quail Point Chocolates, Rachel Dunn Chocolates, Kallari Chocolate, Be A Gourmet, Farm Fresh To You, Gems and Silver Jewelry, The Winery SF, Jerk’NPickle, TasteTV,and more.

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OMG, It’s the 6th Annual San Francisco International Chocolate Salon at Fort Mason this Sunday, March 4, 2012!

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Once again, it’s the massive TasteTV San Francisco International Chocolate Salon at Festival Pavilion up at Fort Mason this Sunday.

“THE 6th ANNUAL

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL CHOCOLATE SALON

Sunday March 4, 2012
10:00am – 6:00pm

San Francisco, Fort Mason Center
Herbst Pavilion, 30,000 square feet of Chocolate, Wine and Confections”

Get your tickets here.

(This one is a bit more expensive and upscale compared with the outdoor Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival.)

There will be tons of people at the Salon, but the lines for samples won’t be too long at all.

Here it is from the inside:

Stirling Confections’ truffle bars:

It’s so totally worth it.

See you there March 4th!

OMG, Get Your Tickets Now for the San Francisco International Chocolate Salon at Fort Mason! Sunday, April 17th

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Once again, it‘s on.

Deets below.

Here’s what it looked like last year:

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And here’s somebody’s shot from 2008. (Not sure if you can get your body painted if you show up in a bathing suit but, you know, anything’s possible…}

All the deets:

“The lips of Bay Area food and wine lovers are again tingling in anticipation and excitement as TasteTV prepares for the return of the 5th Annual San Francisco International Chocolate Salon on April 17th, www.SFChocolateSalon.com.

An unforgettable chocolate stimulus for their tastebuds, chocolate aficionados, fanatics, lovers and addicts will taste & enjoy the finest in artisan, gourmet & premium chocolate in one of the world’s great culinary metropolitan areas.

Featuring a delicious selection chosen and curated by the Organizers, International CHOCOLATESALON participants include over 50 master chocolatiers, confectioners, wineries and other culinary artisans.

The 5th Annual San Francisco International CHOCOLATE SALON participants include The Tea Room chocolate, Guittard Chocolate Company, Christopher Michael Chocolates, Plumeria Flours, Saratoga Chocolates, Choclatique, DivineChocolate, Landru Chocolates, Alter Eco Fair TradeChocolate, Goat Milk Candy Company, Snake & Butterfly, Clarine’s Florentines, Salt Side Down Chocolates, Dolce Bella Chocolates and Cafe, Neo Cocoa, Fabrica de ChocolateMomotombo, CocoTutti, Her Coconess Confections, Marti Chocolatt, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, Gateau et Ganache, Nicole Lee Fine Chocolates, Vice Chocolates, Socola Chocolatier, Amano Artisan Chocolate, Cacao AtlantaChocolate Co., William Dean Chocolates, Seattle ChocolateCompany, Jade Chocolates, Kika’s Treats, CJ’s Toffee and Toppings, Valrhona Chocolates, Pure Dark, Taza Chocolate, 5th Avenue Chocolatiere, New Tree, Madecasse, Sterling Confections, Lulu’sChocolate, Quady Winery, Punk Dog Wines, Sol Rouge / Winery Collective, Greater Purpose, The Winery SF, and the East Bay Vintner’s Alliance, including R&B Cellars, Rock Wall Wine Company, Respite Wines, and more.

NEW CELEBRITY SPEAKER ADDED

Q&A with a Chocolate Master, Chef Stephen Durfee of the Culinary Institute of America, and contestant on the Food Network’s “World Chocolate Masters” (12:45 PM)

IN THE NEWS

This week catch chocolatier Jim Martin of Sterling Chocolates on the Food Network’s program, “Kid in a Candy Store” (“Whimsical Chocolates” episode). Also on television, Bill Brown of William Dean Chocolates is once again on HSN (see previous video)

More about the SF Chocolate Salon in LA Times TravelFlavorPillSFStation.com944 MagazineSF.Eater.com, and more.

Advance Tickets available through April 16th for 25 USD, while quantities last. (Tickets are 30 USD at Door) at www.SFChocolateSalon.com.

UPCOMING CHOCOLATE SALONS

To view a schedule of other upcoming TasteTV Chocolate Salons in Seattle, Napa, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and more, go to www.LuxuryChocolateSalon.com

See you there!

Fall Luxury Chocolate Salon 2010 at Fort Mason a Huge Success

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Last weekend’s Fall Luxury Chocolate Salon at Fort Mason was smaller than the one we had in earlier this year, but, nevertheless, a huge success anyway.

You had to wait your turn but there were free samples galore for all attendees.

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A new one: Momotombo, Momotombo, Momotombo!

See you next year!

San Francisco Fall Luxury Chocolate Salon Coming to Fort Mason Sunday, Nov. 14th – Tickets Still Available

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

San Francisco’s Fall Chocolate Salon starts at 10:00 AM on Sunday, November 14th, 2010.

It’ll look just like this, except maybe a little smaller this go around.

Get your tickets here.

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See you there!

The whole deal comes from the Taste TV people, who are taking their TASTY Awards show south this year for the second annual:

“Congratulation the Bay Area Nominees for the 2nd Annual TASTY Awards. The TASTY Awards celebrates the year’s best in food, fashion and home lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, and Online. Last year it was in San Francisco at the Kabuki, and the next one in January will be in Hollywood.
The nominees were announced on Tuesday.  Local nominees are:

Thirsty Girl TV (Leslie Sbrocco)
CHOW.com
The Culinary Institute of America (in Napa)
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives (Food Network – Guy Fieri)
Farmers’ Market Gourmet (Cindy Harris)
What Would Brian Boitano Make? (Food Network)
Food Wishes
Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef (PBS)
FoodCrafters (Cooking Channel – Aida Mollekamp’s show)
The Great Food Truck Race (Food Network – Tyler Florence’s show)
Check Please, Bay Area (PBS/KQED)
Fresh the Movie  [Michael Pollan’s movie)”

2010 San Francisco International Chocolate Salon a Huge Success

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Throngs were waiting to get into the Festival Pavilion up at Fort Mason this AM – as promised, it’s the massive TasteTV San Francisco International Chocolate Salon.

Perhaps a bit more expensive and upscale compared with the outdoor Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival. (Speaking of which, the 15th Annual of that popular event is coming up September 11-12, 2010.)

Anyway, there are tons of people at the Salon, but the lines for samples aren’t too long at all.

Here it is from the inside:

Stirling Confections’ $25 truffle bars are a hit, once again.

And KOFY TV 20 is there doing something or other – they’re Everywhere You Want To Be these days. (Perhaps KOFY’s recent affiliation with noted Wikipedian Beth Spotswood is starting to pay off…)

It’s so totally worth it. See you next year!

Chocolate Salon! Chocolate Salon! Chocolate Salon! Coming to SF on March 20th

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

If you pony up $25 right now, then you can look forward to feeling like Homer Simpson in the Land of Chocolate come Saturday, March 20th.

Yes, the massive TasteTV San Francisco International Chocolate Salon is back for 2010 up at Fort Mason‘s Herbst Pavillion.

It’s going to be mega. 

Be on the lookout for choco body paint:

There’ll be samples a plenty so check the sked and map out your journey before you go cocoa-crazy. (It’ll tide you over ’til the 15th  annual Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival up at the Wharf in late Summer 2010, anyway) See you there at Ft. Mason on the 20th.

All the deets, after the jump.

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Oh My: See the TasteTV “TASTY AWARDS” at the Sundance Kabuki in January, 2010

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Let’s see here, the TasteTV Network is going to put on the TASTY Awards Show” at the Sundance Kabuki in Japantown on Thursday, January 14th, 2010. It will be:

“…the most exciting and prestigious event ever to celebrate food and fashion programs on television, in film, and online.”

O.K. then. But why food and fashion together?

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

All right, now I’m on the trolley. But who’s going to be the draw? Well it’ll be hosted by Zane Lamprey, who will introduce to the crowd:

Tyler Florence (Food Network), Joanne Weir (PBS), G. Garvin (TV One), Tanya Holland (Food Network), Leslie Sbrocco (PBS), Gary Vaynerchuk (Wine Library TV), Marcy Smothers (Radio), Novella Carpenter (Author), Anita Chu (Author), Dominique Crenn (Food Network – Next Iron Chef)), Brian Solis (New Media Guru), Marissa Churchill (Bravo, Top Chef)

OMG, it’s Tyler!  

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He’ll be there. And who could get awards whether they show up or not? Well, for starters, how about toothy Giada De Laurentiis?

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You can’t beat that. And there’ll be some VIP after-party at the New People Building down the street. Are you all a Twitter yet? (NB: They”ll have lots o’ chocolate.)

The deets, after the jump.

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