Events

Monday February 8th

4-6pm
Dark Chocolate Room
Free

Room4Chocolate

Chocolounge presented by Migration of Senses

Find room to savor hot chocolate, enjoy locally made delicacies, peruse books on chocolate, food and art, all in a cozy environment.

4-7pm
Milk & White Chocolate Rooms
Free

Food for Art. Art for Thought.

Art Exhibition presented by Migration of Senses

Join us for a showcase of recent works from both established and emerging artists revolving around the relationship and characteristics society attributes to chocolate and the way it affects us on a personal level. Artists include Elim Chen, Ema, C&T, Jason Krugman, Michelle Mayer, Carolina Vallejo, Asli Sevinc & Charnan Lewis.

6-7pm
Dark Chocolate Room
Free

Sustainable Pleasure
for the Palate & The Planet

Discussion presented by The Rainforest Alliance

The Rainforest Alliance presents: Sustainable pleasures for the Palate, An Open Discussion On Responsibly Produced Goods. The Rainforest Alliance connects businesses to consumers worldwide in an effort to bring responsibly produced goods and services to the global marketplace where the demand for sustainability is steadily growing. By transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior The Rainforest Alliance seeks to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods. The Rainforest Alliance also works with tourism businesses, helping them succeed while leaving a small footprint on the environment and providing a boost to local economies.

7-9pm
Dark Chocolate Room
$45 advance / $55 door
Limited Seating
21 and over

Chemistry of Love

Have you ever wondered why cheese and chocolate seem to put you in the mood? Well, they both contain phenylethylamine (PEA), a compound releasing endorphins into the brain and producing a mild feeling of euphoria, similar to the sensation of being in love. Rhonda Kave from Roni-Sue’s Chocolates and Anne Saxelby from Saxelby Cheesemongers will share with you some of these good feelings as you will taste their best sweet and savoury selections of the moment!

7-9pm
Milk Chocolate Room
$45 advance / $55 door
Limited Seating | 21+

What Would the Gods Say?

Pairing presented by Bond St Chocolates and Sakaya

When sake meets chocolate, what a feast for the tastebuds! During this unique tasting, Lynda Stern from Bond Street Chocolates and Rick Smith from Sakaya will show you why sake (the drink of the gods according to Japan) pairs perfectly with chocolate (the food of the gods according to Mexico). Be adventurous and let these two food experts guide you through this unexpected tasting of premium sake and artisanal chocolate. Kanpai!

7-9pm
White Chocolate Room
$65 door
Limited Seating

Parcours Initiatique The DUO:
The Intertwining of
Complementary Flavors

Tasting presented by La Maison du Chocolat

The paths of cocoa and tea cross during this tasting of enchanting and exotic flavors. Discover the subtle associations between our chocolate and a choice of three teas selected by La Maison des 3 Thes (Paris).

Tuesday February 8th

4-6pm
Dark Chocolate Room
Free

Room4Chocolate

Chocolounge presented by Migration of Senses

Find room to savor hot chocolate, enjoy locally made delicacies, peruse books on chocolate, food and art, all in a cozy environment.

4-7pm
Milk & White Chocolate Rooms
Free

Food for Art. Art for Thought.

Art Exhibition presented by Migration of Senses

Join us for a showcase of recent works from both established and emerging artists revolving around the relationship and characteristics society attributes to chocolate and the way it affects us on a personal level. Artists include Elim Chen, Ema, C&T, Jason Krugman, Michelle Mayer, Carolina Vallejo, Asli Sevinc & Charnan Lewis.

6-7pm
Dark Chocolate Room
Free

Eating Local & Seasonal

Discussion presented by Slow food NYC

Slow Food NYC is dedicated to the enjoyment of local and seasonal food and to celebrating real food as a cornerstone of pleasure, culture, and community. The Slow Food movement supports good stewardship of our productive land and water resources and biodiversity, engages in educational outreach, works with children in schools and with community-based food producers, and advocates for the availability of good, clean food in our community, particularly to our children.

7-9pm
Dark Chocolate Room
$35 advance / $45 door
Limited Seating | 21+

The Art of Artisanal Chocolate Making

Tasting presented by Bespoke Chocolates

Join Rachel Zoe Insler, chocolatier and co-owner of Bespoke Chocolates, on her personal journey to making artisanal chocolate. Deeply inspired by her visits to European artisanal chocolate shops, Rachel decided to bring that experience to New York by opening Bespoke Chocolates. Each of Bespoke chocolates is made by hand, in small batches, but Bespoke’s unique perspective goes deeper than that. Rachel recognizes that much like good wine or coffee, fine chocolate is complex, and highly affected by its terroir and processing. To fully understand the Bespoke experience, we recommend to observe and smell before slowly closing your eyes while delicately putting each one of Rachel’s chocolates in your mouth. Let the chocolate melt on your tongue, enjoy the freshness of the truffles, and let the magic happen while sipping delicious local beer!

7-9pm
Milk Chocolate Room
$45 advance / $55 door
Limited Seating

Chocola(tea) Party

Pairing presented by Kallari and Katie Landry

Judy Logback from Kallari and Katie Landry, two Fair Trade experts, will transport you to the Rainforests of South America, where yerba mate and cacao trees are growing. While you will enjoy a pairing of superior dark chocolate with organic tea, they will show you the nutritional benefits of integrating cacao and yerba mate in your diet as well as explain why reforesting and supporting farming communities worldwide is vital!

7-9pm
White Chocolate Room
$65 door
Limited Seating

Parcours Initiatique Tamanaco:
A Journey in the World of Chocolate

Tasting presented by La Maison du Chocolat

Tamanaco is a voyage into the heart of the ingredients of the celebrated ganache of La Maison du Chocolat. Discover the origins of the beans harvested from the cacao tree to the creation of chocolates and indulge in a tasting of La Maison du Chocolat chocolates.

Wednesday February 10th

4-6pm
Dark Chocolate Room
Free

Room4Chocolate

Chocolounge presented by Migration of Senses

Find room to savor hot chocolate, enjoy locally made delicacies, peruse books on chocolate, food and art, all in a cozy environment.

4-7pm
Milk & White Chocolate Rooms
Free

Food for Art. Art for Thought.

Art Exhibition presented by Migration of Senses

Join us for a showcase of recent works from both established and emerging artists revolving around the relationship and characteristics society attributes to chocolate and the way it affects us on a personal level. Artists include Elim Chen, Ema, C&T, Jason Krugman, Michelle Mayer, Carolina Vallejo, Asli Sevinc & Charnan Lewis.

6-7pm
Dark Chocolate Room
Free

Fair Trade Practices in Cacao Production

Discussion presented by Annie Novak

Annie Novak is founder and director of Growing Chefs, field-to-fork food education program; the children’s gardening program coordinator for the New York Botanical Gardens, and co-founder and farmer of Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Greenpoint, Brooklyn in partnership with Goode Green and Broadway Stages. Annie has worked with the Greenmarket, Slow Food, and Just Food advocating and growing urban agriculture throughout NYC. A lifelong vegetarian, Annie has spent many years traveling and investigating different ways people grow and eat their food around the world, from chocolate in West Africa to potatoes in Peru. She has appeared (talking about plants and food, of course) in New York Magazine, the Today Show, Edible Brooklyn and the Martha Stewart Show. She has farmed in nine countries and four boroughs.

7-9pm
Dark Chocolate Room
$35 advance / $45 door
Limited Seating

Tree to Bean to Bar

Tastingpresented by Madecasse

Join Tim McCollum, co-founder of Madécasse, for a fine tasting of pure quality chocolate and scents from Madagascar. Former Peace Corps volunteer in Madagascar, Tim McCollum will introduce you to very fruity-flavored cocoa beans growing on this island and guide you through all the steps to make and taste good chocolate!

7-9pm
Milk Chocolate Room
$35 advance / $45 door
Limited Seating | 21+

Save The World Through
Silliness & Chocolate

Tasting presented by Fine & Raw

NYChocolatier Daniel Sklaar, founder of Fine & Raw, is known for being fond of creatively intoxicating your palate by crafting raw cacao with other raw discoveries like blue agave nectar, coconut oil, and Himalayan sea salt. All his chocolates are hand made in small batches and rich in antioxidants. Special attention is given to the ingredients used, all in their natural state. Daniel has explored a myriad of places and eaten a lot of chocolate to find the finest quality cacao beans, nectars and spices. Be one of the few to experience his playful selection of the finest raw chocolate in New York City, paired with some of the most exciting and tasty local wines selected by the New York Wine & Grape Foundation!

7-9pm
White Chocolate Room
$35 advance / $45 door
Limited Seating

Some Like it Haute

Tasting presented by MarieBelle

Everything about MarieBelle® New York is haute couture, with a timeless style that feels at once classic and contemporary. Giving a treasure of chocolate has never been this fashionably correct. Maribel Lieberman, designer and founder, will join us and display for you some of her most precious jewels, from luscious chocolates to delicious Aztec hot chocolate. MarieBelle’s signature line of chocolates combine the finest chocolate, eclectic ingredients and artisanal techniques, creating nothing less than works of art!

Thursday February 11th

4-6pm
Dark Chocolate Room
Free

Room4Chocolate

Chocolounge presented by Migration of Senses

Find room to savor hot chocolate, enjoy locally made delicacies, peruse books on chocolate, food and art, all in a cozy environment.

4-7pm
Milk & White Chocolate Rooms
Free

Food for Art. Art for Thought.

Art Exhibition presented by Migration of Senses

Join us for a showcase of recent works from both established and emerging artists revolving around the relationship and characteristics society attributes to chocolate and the way it affects us on a personal level. Artists include Elim Chen, Ema, C&T, Jason Krugman, Michelle Mayer, Carolina Vallejo, Asli Sevinc & Charnan Lewis.

6-7pm
Dark Chocolate Room
Free

The Importance of Pollination

Discussion presented by Bees Without Borders

Bees Without Borders is the brainchild of Andrew Coté, former high school dropout and vagabond turned Fulbright Scholar and professor. He was born into a beekeeping family in Connecticut and is (at least) the 4th generation to carry on this ancient skill. Through the U.S. State Department’s USAID, Andrew volunteered to go to Iraq to assist Iraqi beekeepers, and to Niger and India to bring beekeeping skills to village cooperatives

7-9pm
Milk Chocolate Room
$45 advance / $55 door
Limited Seating | 21+

Love Potion

Pairing presented by Joy’s Truffles and Orson Salicetti

NYChocolatier Joy Fowler and mixologist Orson Salicetti will combine their unique talents to serve you their most bewitching compositions of fresh infusions and handcrafted truffles with love, using ingredients like blood orange, clove, or agave lime.

7-9pm
White Chocolate Room
$65 advance / $75 door
Limited Seating | 21+

Local Eats, Global Buzz

Tasting presented by Damion Badalamenti and Bees Without Borders

Let Chef Heather Carlucci-Rodriguez delight your tastebuds with a chocolate tasting menu including olive oil, local cheese, and honey, orchestrated in trio with chocolatier Damion Badalamenti and beekeeper Andrew Cote, who will excite your tastebuds and imagination with wonderful caramel and ganache bonbons and bee stories from all around the world.

7-9pm
Dark Chocolate Room
FREE

Food for Art. Art for Thought.

Artist Discussion presented by Migration of Senses

Details coming soon.

9-11pm
Dark Chocolate Room
FREE

Food for Art. Art for Thought.

Art Opening presented by Migration of Senses

Chocolate & I, New York is excited to showcase recent works from both established and emerging artists revolving around the relationship and characteristics society attributes to chocolate and the way it affects us on a personal level. Join us on February 11th and view the work of Elim Chen, Ema, C&T, Jason Krugman, Michelle Mayer, Carolina Vallejo, Asli Sevinc & Charnan Lewis. Music by Rifle Recoil.

Friday February 12th

4-6pm
Dark Chocolate Room
Free

Room4Chocolate

Chocolounge presented by Migration of Senses

Find room to savor Michel Cluizel’s hot chocolate, enjoy locally made delicacies, peruse books on chocolate, food and art, all in a cozy environment.

4-7pm
Milk & White Chocolate
Free

Food for Art. Art for Thought.

Art Exhibition presented by Migration of Senses

Join us for a showcase of recent works from both established and emerging artists revolving around the relationship and characteristics society attributes to chocolate and the way it affects us on a personal level. Artists include Elim Chen, Ema, C&T, Jason Krugman, Michelle Mayer, Carolina Vallejo, Asli Sevinc & Charnan Lewis.

6-7pm
Dark Chocolate Room
FREE

The New Farmer Development Project

Discussion presented by CENYC

The New Farmer Development Project (NFDP) identifies, educates, and supports immigrants with agricultural experience to become local producers and establish small farms in their region. By training the next generation of regional farmers, the NFDP is helping preserve local farmland and rural farm communities, strengthen farmers, markets, and regional food security, while expanding public access to high-quality, locally-grown farm products.

7-9pm
Dark Chocolate Room
$45 advance / $55 door
Limited Seating | 21+

The Food of Love

Tasting presented by Michel Cluizel

Join Jacques Dahan for a taste of some of the most exquisite chocolate in the world: Michel Cluizel! A chocolate artist, Michel Cluizel attempts to discover remarkable plantations, invents chocolates with a history- comparable in taste to high class wines. Tying direct and durable relationships with famous growers, Michel Cluizel asserts himself as one of the very best cocoa experts and thus guarantees the best possible traceability.

7-9pm
Milk Chocolate Room
$85 advance / $95 door
Limited Seating | 21+

Taste Art. Drink With Taste.

Tasting presented by Dave Arnold and Alex Stupak

Dave Arnold, director of culinary technology at the French Culinary Institute, and Alex Stupak, pastry chef at WD~50, will surprise your tastebuds with their unexpected use of ingredients and truly innovative techniques. These two culinary magicians will show you that what you see is not always what you taste!

7-9pm
White Chocolate Room
$45 advance / $55 door
Limited Seating

Tasteful Fragrance

Pairing presented by Hoja Verde and Red Flower

Lauren Farrell from My Fair Roses and Stephanie Dohaney and Katie Johnson from Red Flower will take you on a sensory adventure and illustrate how smell is 80% of taste, with an organic composition of Ecuadorian Hoja Verde chocolate and scents of orange quince, cardamom amber, and French lavender.

Saturday February 13th

2-6pm
Milk Chocolate
5-11pm
White Chocolate
Free

Food for Art. Art for Thought.

Art Exhibition presented by Migration of Senses

Join us for a showcase of recent works from both established and emerging artists revolving around the relationship and characteristics society attributes to chocolate and the way it affects us on a personal level. Artists include Elim Chen, Ema, C&T, Jason Krugman, Michelle Mayer, Carolina Vallejo, Asli Sevinc & Charnan Lewis.

2-6pm
Dark Chocolate Room
Free

Room4Chocolate

Chocolounge presented by Migration of Senses

Find room to savor Michel Cluizel’s hot chocolate, enjoy locally made delicacies, peruse books on chocolate, food and art, all in a cozy environment.

2-5pm
White Chocolate Room
$10 advance / $15 door
Workshop Every 20 min.

Chocolate for Tinies

Workshop presented by Growing Chefs

Annie Novak from Growing Chefs will first teach our little ones about the history and origins of chocolate, from Mexican kings to the first hot chocolate in Europe, and examine real cacao beans, comparing the taste and smell of raw chocolate to its candy counterpart. Then kids will discover the differences between chocolate bars: not just dark and milk, but how different beans can affect the taste, too, and taste chocolate from all over the world. Finally they will examine a map of where chocolate is grown, where it’s made, and where we eat it, and learn how tropical fruits met northern milk to make our favorite treat.

8-11pm
Dark & Milk Chocolate
$55 advance / $65 door
Limited Seating | 21+

Forbidden Food:
That Fond-due Feeling

Food Party presented by Migration of Senses

For singles only! We invite all hearts awaiting to melt to join us for a luscious cheese and chocolate fondue evening that will transport you on a journey to amusement, pleasure, gluttony, sensuality, culinary caprices and food taboos.

Sunday February 14th

2-4pm
Milk Chocolate Room
2-9pm
White Chocolate Room
Free

Food for Art. Art for Thought.

Art Exhibition presented by Migration of Senses

Join us for a showcase of recent works from both established and emerging artists revolving around the relationship and characteristics society attributes to chocolate and the way it affects us on a personal level. Artists include Elim Chen, Ema, C&T, Jason Krugman, Michelle Mayer, Carolina Vallejo, Asli Sevinc & Charnan Lewis.

2-5pm
Dark Chocolate Room
Free

Room4Chocolate

Chocolounge presented by Migration of Senses

Find room to savor Michel Cluizel’s hot chocolate, enjoy locally made delicacies, peruse books on chocolate, food and art, all in a cozy environment.

6-9pm
Dark Chocolate Room
$30 advance / $40 door
Limited Seating | 21+

It Takes Two…

Tango Class presented by The Tango Company

For Valentines Day, we are inviting you and your lover to join one of the best tango teachers in town, Carlos Canedo from The Tango Company, for a memorable tango beginner class! Learn the Argentinian tango beginner syllabus, become one with your partner, close your eyes and let the music guide you! If you allow it, it can be one of the most intense experiences of your life! And for a complete sensory experience, we will serve at the end of the class chocolate, yerba mate, and red wine! No dance experience necessary.

6-9pm
Milk Chocolate Room
$65 advance / $75 door
Limited Seating | 21+

Eat, Love, Play

Dinner Event presented by A Wink to Valentine

On Valentine’s night, we invite all (chocolate) lovers in town to enjoy erogenous dishes and appetizing environment envisioned and created by eating designer and artist chef Anne Apparu.