The "Salon du chocolat" is a huge international festival of the chocolate industry. It's first edition dates back to 1994 in Paris and has since been touring the world.
Belgium is worldfamous for it's chocolate. Now, for the first time, the salon came to Brussels, this past weekend.
1. The highlight of the event was the world famous chocolate fashion show with stunning couture outfits made and inspired by chocolate, designed by the countries top chocolatiers and some of Belgium's most exciting fashion designers. The outfits were worn live on the catwalk at the Gala preview evening for the show and displayed throughout the event.
Have a look:
2. There was a 'Choco Demo' area, where well-known Belgian chefs, pastry chefs and chocolate-makers created exceptional recipes , revealing some of the tricks of the trade.
In the "Chocoland" area children could make biscuits, lollipops , macaroons and chocolate masks.
In the "bookshop area", there was a world of gastronomic litterature where you could have your books signed by the authors.
3. Magnum , the famous Belgian ice cream surrounded by chocolate, celebrates its 25th birthday this year and was at the Salon with "The Magnum Pleasure Bar".
There, you could create a personalised Magnum.
And there was much, much more...
If you missed Brussels , the Salon will visit Zürich in April , Paris at the end of October and New York in November.
Here is the official website.