From Our Editors
The Festival of Chocolate touts itself as the largest all-chocolate event in the Southeast, delighting adults and children alike with demonstrations from world-class chocolatiers and pastry chefs, who dole out plenty of tasty treats. Vendor booths display baked and molded treats, where sweet teeth can sink into cupcakes and brownies, break through truffles, and bathe in creamy beverages. Award-winning pastry chefs demonstrate baking techniques and sculpt large, intricate, opulent dessert structures to lure attendees with the ambrosial scents of chocolate mastery and the enjoyably gooey texture of chocolate malleability. And kids can take breaks from learning about and devouring chocolate with trips to fashion shows or the arcade, while parents imbibe in chocolate and wine-pairing seminars.