Mr. C has always been really great at finding great things for us to do for a fraction of the price. (One of the many things that I love about him.) Anyway, one day, we were sitting at a coffee shop and he just looked up and asked if we had any plans for this random day in October. I replied with the classic and helpful: “I have no idea. Why?” He said, “Great, we are going to the LA Chocolate Salon. I just found free tickets.” Aka, that meant let’s go eat stupid amounts of chocolate for free! However, two days before the event, he found out he had to work that day. So, what started as a date night turned into girl time with mass amounts of chocolate, which honestly, I think is a bit more fitting for the event anyway.
The LA Chocolate Salon started in 2007 when someone basically thought, “Ya know, not all LA people are health foodies. Some of us really like chocolate!” The reason they call it a “salon” is simply because of the definition of the word. “An assembly of guests in such a room, especially an assembly, consisting of the leaders in society, art, politics, food, etc.” or “A hall or place used for the exhibition of works of art.” The event has booths and demonstrations to celebrate artisan chocolate and confections from Los Angeles and Southern California.
These artisans are seriously amazing. If you love chocolate, check out some of these people!
We tried so many different chocolates that day, but one chocolatier stood out to us and that was Marti (pictured on the right). When we walked up to her booth, she immediately immersed us into this world of chocolate. She handed us a piece and began to explain how she created these different flavors and what she wanted people to feel from each chocolate. It was the first time in a long time that I “felt” something from food. She led us on this journey with each sample she gave us and I just felt the passion she had for celebrating life through the magic of chocolate.
If you want to try some yourself, click here to place an order! (No, I am not being paid to say this. I genuinely just love her and her chocolates.)
The flavors pictured on the left are as follows: (Top row, left to right) Dark Chocolate Raspberry, Mango Caramel, Jasmin Citron (Bottom row, left to right) Cafe, Pina, Dark Chocolate Raspberry
Adventure Lesson Learned: Food can be so much more than our culture allows us to see it as. It can create emotions and memories if we take the time to let them.
I am always taking suggestions of things I should do or try! Comment or message me if you have any ideas of events or places you would like to see!
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