Chocolate Week 2013: Salon du Chocolat Comes to London
This time next week I will be busy in the kitchen making chocolates for the very first Salon du Chocolat in London. Salon du Chocolat is already world renowned taking place in Paris, New York, Japan and many other cities around the world.
I will be displaying and selling my chocolates as well as giving a talk and tasting on Sunday at 11am. I can’t wait to meet new customers and hear what people think about my chocolates. I have also been asked to run a children’s workshop each day making chocolate lolly pops.
A major part of the event will be the Chocolate Fashion Show, Salon du Chocolat is renowned for creating a dynamic fashion show with Chocolatiers and Designers coming together to produce amazing works of art. The Fashion Show will be taking place on the Gala night on Friday 18th October, and then the dresses will be displayed for the rest of the weekend.
I have had the pleasure to work with a local Fashion Designer based in Shropshire; Hannah Wilkins Web creates stunning bridal and evening dresses from her studio in Much Wenlock. Hannah and I are currently working together on a Steampunk design which will incorporate layers of beautiful material and handmade chocolate decorations.
Below you will see the drawings Hannah has produced and over the next few days I am sure I will be adding more pictures of the chocolates and parts of the outfit for you all to see. I’m sure lots of pictures and videos will be taken at the Gala event of the Fashion Show, so I will make sure these are available on the website. Hannah and I are very excited by this project, and to be representing Shropshire at Salon du Chocolat.