Check out Fairchild’s International Chocolate Festival Starting This Friday!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Check out Fairchild’s International Chocolate Festival

For Three Days Starting Friday!!

 Coral Gables, FL, January 18, 2009—Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is excited to announce that the International Chocolate Festival (featuring coffee and tea) will take place this weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 22-24, 2010! The Festival is bigger and better than ever and in its fourth year after a whopping 12,000 attendees flocked to Fairchild for last year’s festival.

 For three days visitors will be immersed in the wonderful and diverse world of chocolate, coffee and tea—from chocolate treats to tree sales, delicious cups of coffee and soothing cups of tea, cooking demonstrations to kid’s activities, a chocolate spa and more. So come get a taste of chocolates, coffee, tea and more from around the world and join in on the celebration of that divine tropical plant, Theobroma cacao, the source of chocolate!

 Below find the schedule of cooking demonstrations and lectures throughout the weekend.

COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS

Friday, January 22

 

IN THE WHOLE FOODS MARKET COOKING DEMONSTRATION PAVILION

11:00 a.m.        TBA

12:30 p.m.        Truffles, Chef Eric Girerd, Mr. Ganache

 2:30 p.m.         Chocolate Bread Pudding Zoraida, Chef Victoria Nodarse

 IN THE CHICKEE HUT

Chef demonstrations for Kids

11:00 a.m.        TBA

1:00 p.m.          How To Make Chocolate, Victoria Nodarse

 Saturday, January 23

 

IN THE WHOLE FOODS MARKET COOKING DEMONSTRATION PAVILION

11:00 a.m.        Chocolate auPoivre Beef Tenderloin, Chef Chris Bulgarin, Delicious Catering Services

12:00 p.m.        Chocolate Leaves and other adornments, Alejandra Bigai, Romanicos Chocolates

1:00 p.m.         Chocolate Chili, Chef Victoria Nodarse

1:30 p.m.           Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes, Chef Elizabeth Barlow, Canyon Ranch

3:00 p.m.          Coffee Cacao Spice Rub on Chicken Breast, Lori Moldovan

 IN THE CHICKEE HUT

Chef demonstrations for Kids

11:00 a.m.        Cacao for Kids, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know, Maricel Presilla

 1:00 p.m.         Truffles for Tots, Chef Eric Girerd, Mr. Ganache

 3:00 p.m.         How to Make Chocolate, Victoria Nodarse

 Sunday, January 24

 

IN THE WHOLE FOODS MARKET COOKING DEMONSTRATION PAVILION

11:00 a.m..Chocolate, Chef Andrea Curto-Randazzo, Talula/ Creative Tastes

12:00 p.m.        Chocolate, Chef Allen Susser, Chef Allens

 1:00 p.m.         Truffle, Chef Eric Girerd, Mr. Ganache

 2:00 p.m.         TBA

 3:00 p.m.         TBA

 IN THE CHICKEE HUT

Chef demonstrations for Kids

11:00 a.m.        TBA

  1:00 p.m.        How to Make Chocolate, Melissa Contreras

  3:00 p.m.        TBA

 

LECTURES

Saturday, January 23

 IN THE CORBIN A BUILDING

Classroom A

10:00 a.m.        Growing Coffee in South Florida, Noris Ledesma

11:00 a.m.        Cacao: biology, breeding and genomics, Ray Schnell, PhD, USDA

12:00 p.m.        Growing cacao in South Florida, Noris Ledesma

1:00 p.m.         The New World of Chocolate: Exploring the Past and Future of Chocolate, Maricel Presilla

 2:30 p.m.         Artisan True Teas, Barbara Glancy

 3:30 p.m.         Elephants in a Candy Store: A Story in the Surroundings of an African National Park, Gonzalo Griebenow

 Sunday, January 24

 

IN THE CORBIN A BUILDING

Classroom A

11:30 a.m.        Growing Cacao in South Fl, Richard Campbell, PhD

12:30 p.m.        Elephants in a Candy Store: A Story in the Surroundings of an African National Park, Gonzalo Griebenow

1:30 p.m.         The New World of Chocolate: Exploring the Past and Future of Chocolate, Maricel Presilla

2:30 p.m.         Growing Coffee in So Fl, Richard Campbell PhD

 About the Chocolate Festival

The International Chocolate Festival is a must attend event in South Florida! The Festival it is in its fourth year with over 12,000 visitors attending last year. This year, the Festival takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 22, 23 & 24, 2010 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, 33156. Admission is $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 children 6-17 and free to children 5 and under and Fairchild members. For more information, please visit www.fairchildgarden.org.

 

About Fairchild

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is dedicated to exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. It is one of the premier conservation and education-based gardens in the world and a recognized international leader in both Florida and international conservation. Currently Fairchild has field programs in over 20 countries including support to protected areas in Madagascar and Africa and botanic garden development and renovation projects in South and Central America, the Caribbean and Middle East. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden houses palm and cycad collections that are nationally recognized by the American Public Gardens Association (APGA), has the world’s greatest living collection of palms and cycads; an education program reaching more than 52,000 school children per year; hosts popular events like the International Chocolate Festival, International Mango Festival and International Orchid Festival, the Ramble, concerts, affiliated plant society shows and sales and more; and, is a not-for-profit organization relying on the support of its 45,000 members and benefactors. Fairchild hosts major art events such as Yayoi Kusama at Fairchild this year, Mark di Suvero, Fernando Botero, Dale Chihuly and Kris Martin at Fairchild in 2008, Botero, Lichtenstein and Chihuly at Fairchild in 2007 and Chihuly at Fairchild in 2005 and 2006. Fairchild is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables (Miami), Florida 33156, just a thirty minute drive from South Beach. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for children 6-17 and free to children 5 and under and Fairchild members. For more information, please visit us at www.fairchildgarden.org and on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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