Autumn Escapes in the Pacific Northwest

The Northwest Chocolate Festival in Seattle September 29-30

by Lauren Braden

in Trip Ideas

Northwest Chocolate Festival

Do you adore chocolate? Well then imagine spending an entire day tasting and savoring a variety of the finest, most incredible chocolate in the country. Stop by a chocolate-making demonstration, taste a fresh cacao pod, sip a chocolate cocktail and listen to the stories of craft chocolatiers.

The Northwest Chocolate Festival returns to Seattle September 29 and 30 at the Washington State Convention Center.

The festival offers so many stops along the way as you journey into the world of chocolate. For starters, where does chocolate come from? Throughout the festival, guests can taste fresh cacao fruit, crush cacao beans with traditional hand tools and learn about the differences among chocolates from around the world.

If you like your chocolate with a little wine, enjoy wine-and-chocolate pairings in the wine garden (21-and-over only) and coffee-and-chocolate pairings at the coffee bar.

Listen to presentations by award winning chocolate makers from the Northwest and beyond, and meet cacao farmers from Ecuador and Peru. Hear their stories of why they are passionate about hand-crafted, fine chocolate.

Looking to take some skills home with you? Learn how to temper chocolate, make truffles and ganaches. Find out how to pair chocolate with wine, coffee and cocktails.

If you love chocolate, you will want to be at the Northwest Chocolate Festival!

DETAILS

WHEN: September 29 – 30

WHERE: Washington State Convention Center, 800 Pike Street in Seattle

TICKETS: In advance online for $25 for a one-day pass, or at the door at the main festival entrance for $30.

INFO: nwchocolate.com  |  206-694-5000  |   info@nwchocolate.com

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