2016 marks the seventh year for the Dallas Chocolate Festival. On September 9-11, gourmands and chocoholics (and the hungry public) descend on the Addison Conference Center to participate in a weekend full of tasting and learning about chocolate.
Friday evening’s movie night is a kickoff to the weekend, with a special screening of “Bean to Bar,” a documentary film about artisan chocolate, followed by a Q&A session with the film’s producer. A $35 ticket (or $60 for a couple) gets you chocolate samples, light bites, cocktails and live jazz from The Freddie Jones Trio.
Saturday is the main event, with more than 40 vendor booths set up for chocolate sampling and purchasing, including Plano’s own Crave Popcorn, Collin College and Toffee Treats. Live demos by artisan chocolatiers will take place throughout the day, as well as a silent auction and kids activities. General admission is $30 and VIP is $75 (which gets you early access, a goody bag and limited edition t-shirt).
Sunday offers the opportunity for hands-on workshops, taking place at Perfect Temper Kitchen in Plano. Participants may choose from three classes and will take home their finished work. Cost is $60 per class or $150 for all three.
ML Dubay from Plano’s own Toffee Treats gives a preview of the fest here:Dallas Chocolate Festival Tickets >