L.A.’s chocolate convention
If you’re the sort of person who keeps a not-so-secret chocolate stash, then you’ll want to check out the 11th Los Angeles Chocolate Salon. It’s basically a convention center full of both chocolate and fellow chocolate lovers from around the world, held Oct. 1 in Pasadena. A ticket gets you access to chocolate tastings, demonstrations, and chef and author talks. Some of the participating chocolatiers include Amano, Mignon, Zenbunni, Valenza and David Bacco. And if you’re into marijuana edibles, this year, Défoncé Chocolatier, the seed-to-bar company that was started by a former Apple employee, will do a presentation on its chocolate edibles (you must be 21 or older to attend this presentation). Los Angeles Chocolate Salon: Tickets are $20 if purchased in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets for ages 6 to 12 are $10. The Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena, www.LAChocolateSalon.com.
A SELECTION of Mignon chocolate on display. Mignon will participate in the next Chocolate Salon.