The second edition of the world’s largest chocolate fair « Salon du Chocolat et de la pâtisserie » is heading back to Dubai from May 18 to May 20, 2023.
Taking place at Le Gourmet in Galeries Lafayette, Dubai Mall, this one-of-a kind event captivated the hearts and minds of chocolate connoisseurs last year, with more than 3000 attendees over the 3 days. This year will be no different, as this special second edition will host professional chocolate tasters, chocolate masters, chocolate lovers, as well as renowned authors and pastry chefs from all around the world.
The 2023 edition program will include unique workshops and masterclasses delivered by famous chefs and dozens of chocolate and pastry exhibitors. Visitors will also be invited to discover, taste, and buy mouthwatering chocolates by leading international brands and enjoy exclusive meet and greets with renowned pastry chefs in attendance.
According to Mrs. Joumana Damous-Salamé, Managing Director of Hospitality Services, the event organizer, Salon du Chocolat constitutes a dream for all chocoholics, letting all chocolate and pastry aficionados live an exclusively sensational experience that is both educational and exhilarating at the same time.
“We are more than delighted to organize this event for the second time in Dubai. This amazing city being number 1 on TripAdvisor symbolizes both innovation and prosperity, not only in the industry of hospitality and foodservices but in all major industries. These constitute the main qualities and values on which our work is based,” she said adding that the event wasn’t just about chocolate but a celebration of pastry, sweets, and confectionary not to mention a great opportunity to showcase regional prowess.
From her end. Ms. Maha El Khoury, Projects and Sales Director at Hospitality Services said: “Salon du Chocolat et de la patisserie will certainly not disappoint its visitors, as we have prepared an outstanding program that fits chocoholics of all tastes and ages.” She added that, “Dubai is known for being unique and captivating in all its activities, so we will do the same. In this regard, we have assembled all renowned pastry chefs and chocolate masters in the most modern city in the world, gathering the elites of the hospitality and food service industry.”
Ever since its launch in 1994 in Paris, Salon du Chocolat et de la pâtisserie has become an international reference for all chocoholics, organizing events in famous cities around the globe, namely New York, Tokyo, London, Brussels, Cologne, Lyon, Moscow, Shanghai, Marseille, Zurich, Cannes, Bordeaux, Monaco, Milano, Hong Kong, Beirut, Dubai, Jeddah and many other cities.
“From playing host to the inaugural edition of Salon du Chocolat to our incredible in-house pastry chef extraordinaire Dany, launching exclusive chocolate lines for the likes of Idriss B and housing arguably the largest collection of gourmet chocolates in town, Le Gourmet’s reputation as a chocolate lover’s haven remains intact. We are so excited to welcome back this one-of-a-kind-event and look forward to another memorable weekend of catching up with old friends over chocolate and conversation,” added Mario Faria, head of food and beverage, Galeries Lafayette.