Here’s the news we just received from Los Angeles Luxury Chocolate Salon:

Chocolate lovers, en garde! The premier major chocolate show in the Los Angeles area this millenium takes place at the 3rd Annual Los Angeles Luxury CHOCOLATE SALON on Sunday, October 11th, 2009 at the Pasadena Center. Chocolate aficionados, fanatics, lovers and addicts can taste & experience the finest in artisan, gourmet & premium chocolate in one of the world’s great culinary metropolitan areas.

The Third Annual Los Angeles Luxury CHOCOLATE SALON participants include over 35 chocolatiers, confectioners, wineries and other culinary artisans, such as: Choclatique, Happy Chocolates, Rushburn Toffee Co., The Tea Room chocolate, Quady Winery, Chocolatl, Jade Chocolates, San Francisco Toffee Company, CJ’s Bitz and CJ’s Stix, Marti Chocolatt, Alter Eco Fair Trade Chocolate, Artisan Cocoa / Amella Caramels, AF-squared Chocolatiers, Clarine’s Florentines, Helen Grace Chocolates, Mignon Chocolate, TCHO, Amano Artisan Chocolate, Landrin, Sterling Confections, Chocoveda, Republica Del Cacao, Dove Chocolate Discoveries, Plush Puff Gourmet Marshmallows, The Chocolate Traveler, Ococoa chocolates, Tifa Chocolate, Sweet Beauty Organic Chocolate Spa, Xocai Chocolate, Zhena’s Gypsy Tea, XT Patisserie, Farm Fresh To You, Original Beans, Swirls Cupcakes, Vermeer Dutch Chocolate Cream, Blue Angel Vodka, Le Creuset, Swissmar, Putumayo World Music, Chocolate Television, TasteTV, Yelp, California School of Culinary Arts – Le Cordon Bleu Programs, Edible Los Angeles Magazine, The Kahala Hotel & Resort, and more. All this in 16,000 square feet, over twice the delicious tasting space as 2008

Salon highlights features over 35 chocolatiers, confectioners, and more 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.).

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New this year: The Chocolate Chef Competition, pitting the design skills of pastry chefs against the demands of high fashion Plus, the V.I.C. Lounge (V.I.C. – Very Important Chocolate lover).