- $35 for one weekend pass for Saturday, October 3 and Sunday October 4, 2015 ($50 value)
Starting at 11 a.m. each day, culinary professionals and artisanal-chocolate makers will descend on Bell Harbor Pier to lead a roster of 80 classes, chocolate tastings, and workshops. In the past, events have ranged from hands-on activities, such as crushing cocoa beans with traditional tools to seminars on cocoa agriculture, where attendees met cocoa farmers from Peru and Ecuador. During tastings, connoisseurs might sample fruit straight from the cocoa tree—a rarity in the United States—or experiment with chocolate and drink pairings.
Northwest Chocolate Festival
Chocolate lovers gather at the annual Northwest Chocolate Festival, which showcases a variety of artisan chocolate makers. Guests will have access to sample chocolate from around the world and can partake in more than 70 workshops led by confectioners. Visitors can even hone their expertise through seminars on trade equity and cocoa farming.