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TasteTV's Luxury Chocolate Salon Returns to L.A. Next Weekend

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After a successful visit last year, TasteTV's Luxury Chocolate Salon is returning to the area next weekend. If you are a fan of chocolate, it's your chance to taste and experience the finest in artisan, gourmet, and premium chocolate in our great culinary metropolis.

The event promises chocolate tasting, demonstrations, chef and author talks, wine tasting and ongoing interviews by TasteTV's Chocolate Television program, all of which are covered in your admission, which is $17.50 ahead of time and $20 at the door. To add a competitive twist to the taste-a-palooza, the participants will once again be judged by a panel of tasters, including Nan Marchand (Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau), Amy Reiley (Cookbook Author), R Jason Middleton (LA.com) Sarah (Delicious Life blog), Sarah Feinbloom (filmmaker), Betty Hallock (The Los Angeles Times), Anne Smith (New School of Cooking), Clemence Gossett (Gourmandise Desserts), Cherie Mercer Twohy (Chez Cherie Cooking School), Carrie Kommers (LA Inc.), Lindsay William-Ross (LAist.com), Andrea Lowell (VH1- The Surreal Life), Linden Goh (Actor / Director), and Jenny Peters (Brentwood/Distinctive Living magazines).

It's an indulgent afternoon for attendees, as they stroll around the exhibit area and are able to sample the wares from many local chocolatiers and and wine purveyors. If you have a chocoholic on your holiday gift list, it's a great place to get a head start on your shopping, and also a great way to tap into confectioners and chocolate artisans who are doing their tasty work right here in Los Angeles. Support your local chocolate maker!

Featured 2008 Los Angeles Luxury CHOCOLATE SALON chocolatiers and confectioners include Mignon Chocolate, Chocolate All the Time, Sacred Chocolate, Arlene's Gourmet Toffee, Valerie Confections, Jade Chocolates, Malibu Toffee, Guittard Chocolate Company, Marti Chocolatt, The Chocolate Traveler, Poco Dolce, Amano Artisan Chocolate, San Francisco Toffee Company, Choclatique, Chuao Chocolatier, the TeaRoom chocolates, Cosmic Chocolate, Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, Plush Puffs Gourmet Marshmallows, Rushburn Toffee Company, Downey's Chocolates, The Chocolate Basket, Christopher Michael Artisan Chocolates, DOVE Chocolate Discoveries, Calcareous Vineyards, Vermeer Dutch Chocolate Cream Liqueur, Nespresso gourmet coffee, and more.

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TasteTV's 2nd Annual Luxury Chocolate Salon
Sunday October 5th, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Pasadena Center
300 Green Street
Tickets: $17.50 (online until Oct. 3); $20 at the door