Los Angeles CHOCOLATE SALON Speakers, Chocolatiers, and Tasting Panel Announced

TasteTV is proud to announce that the premier major chocolate show in Southern California area takes place on Sunday, September 25th, 2011.

Los Angeles, CA, August 22, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Chocolate lovers, your Southern California chocolate rendezvous awaits!

TasteTV is proud to announce that the premier major chocolate show in the Los Angeles area this millenium takes place at the 5th Annual Los Angeles CHOCOLATE SALON on Sunday, September 25th, 2011.

Salon highlights features chocolatiers, confectioners and other culinary artisans, with chocolate tasting, demonstrations, chef & author talks, wine tasting and ongoing interviews by TasteTV's Chocolate Television program. (Salon Entry includes all chocolate & wine tastings, demos, etc).


Speakers include Carole Bloom (Author, "Intensely Chocolate"), Lucy Lean (Author, "Made in America"), Ed Engoron (Author, "Choclatique, 150 Simply Elegant Desserts," Master Chocolatier at Choclatique), Art Pollard (Celebrity & Grand Master Chocolatier, Amano Artisan Chocolate), and A.K. Crump (CEO of TasteTV, Author of "Chocolate FRENCH, 4th Edition").

The 2011 Fifth Annual Los Angeles Luxury CHOCOLATE SALON participants include chocolatiers, confectioners, and other culinary artisans, such as Choclatique, Amano Artisan Chocolate, Mignon Chocolate, Nicole Lee Fine Chocolates, Jer's Chocolates, Chocoveda, David Bacco Chocolatier, Seattle Chocolate Company, Sterling Truffle Bar, Chava Vital Chocolate, Ciel Chocolatier, Amella, Monterey Chocolate Company, The Toffee Box, Butterfly Brittle, The TeaRoom Chocolate Company, CocoTutti, Christopher Michael Chocolates, Bootleg Chocolates, Marti Chocolatt, Farm Fresh To You, Gourmet Blends, Precept Wine, Hearthstone Vineyard and Winery, QURE Water, Epicurean School of Culinary Arts, The New York Times, Yelp, Meetup.com, TasteTV, Chocolate Television, and more.

The Official Chocolate Salon Awards Tasting Panel includes Manouschka Guerrier (Food Network, "Private Chefs of Beverly Hills"), Javier Cabral (teenageglutster.blogspot.com), Cherie Mercer Twohy (Chez Cherie Cooking School), Dave Shelton (film/television/writer), Andrew Seely (Melts in Your Pocket), Tina Hashioka (Epicurean School of Culinary Arts), Jane Park Smith (Ms America), Diane Rossen Worthington (Cookbook Author, Radio Host SeriouslySimple.com), Linden Goh (Actor / Director, The Gastronomnom), Andrea Lowell (Co-Host SIRIUS, "The Playboy Morning Show," "The Surreal Life on VH1"), Abby Abanes (Pleasure Palate), Shelly Borrell (Nibbles of Tidbits), Bonnie Carroll (Bonnie Carroll's Life Bites News), Allison Pescosolido (alli411.com), Paul Levine (Author), Andrea Rademan (International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association), Barbara Hansen (www.tableconversation.com), Richard "Griffin" Tamura (GriffinEatsOC.com), Hong Pham (The Ravenous Couple), Mike Weber (Eating My Way Through OC), Sharon (weezermonkey.com), Fiona Chandra (Gourmet Pigs), Shauna Der (The Minty), Rahiel Dawit (Spoiled Little L.A. Girls), Lady Ducayne (www.ladyducayne.com), Tamara Rawitt, Sonya Lee (Wine & Food Travel), Elizabeth LaBau (About.com Guide to Candy), Amy Luu (The Roaming Belly), Lawrence Davis (Splash Magazines Worldwide), Quyen Gin & Derrick Gin (Kitchen Runway), and Vicente Cisneros (XOORO Premium Spanish Fritters).

Event Summary

Los Angeles
5th Annual Luxury Chocolate Salon
Date: Sept. 25, 2011
Hours: 11am-5pm
Site: www.LAChocolateSalon.com

Kevin Reed