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TASTE | Eurochocolate indoor, the great Salon du Chocolat: a complete multisensory immersion to discover the Food of the Gods


For its 28th edition, 14,000 square meters of gourmet entertainment. After the great success of the first indoor edition, Eurochocolate reveals all the details of the next unmissable event, scheduled from October 14 to 23 at the Umbriafiere center in Bastia Umbra (Perugia). Animations on the theme of cocoa and chocolate, with lots of news and some essentials of the now very popular event, for an unprecedented multisensory immersion in the discovery of the beloved Food of the Gods, accompanied by lots of good chocolate to taste and buy.


(TurismoItaliaNews) The three pavilions of Umbriafiere, easily accessible thanks to the fast road connections, will host as many colorful thematic areas characterized by important scenographies: the Chocolate Experience, the Chocolate Fair and the Funny Chocolate. Didactic, animations, commented tastings, games, workshops, animations and a large chocolate store will enhance the visit of chocolate lovers. Gourmet gifts await all holders of full admission tickets, starting with the pretty box containing an assortment of 13 Saltimbocca alla Perugina with exquisite and soft fillings, to which are added the Neapolitan offered by Plénitude and two essential tastings offered by Lindt . Tickets can be purchased on site www.eurochocolat.com or directly on site during the event.

Eurochocolate indoor, the great Salon du Chocolat: a complete multisensory immersion to discover the Food of the Gods

Eurochocolate indoor, the great Salon du Chocolat: a complete multisensory immersion to discover the Food of the Gods

The protagonists of Eurochocolate this year are also the Umbria Region, the Municipality of Perugia, the Municipality of Bastia Umbra and Develumbria. In the foreground also important sponsors from the world of chocolate and beyond who will once again contribute to the realization of the most famous dessert event in Italy. Happy in a second is the claim ready to welcome the loyal chocolatier. Thanks to the lines drawn by the famous designer Matteo Ragni, it will in fact be possible to play with the new chocolate trying to make it jump in the mouth by means of a quick pressure with the index finger. Hence the name of Saltimbocca, traditionally associated with a highly appreciated second course, which in the gourmet universe of Eurochocolate is transformed into an original “Perugina” chocolate. A real playful and gourmet exercise, the protagonist of an unmissable challenge: to win the opportunity to win free entry to the event, to be combined with a ticket already purchased, demonstrating – with a video published on your social networks – to be able take the gourmet leap by taking the chocolate in your mouth.

The Chocolate Experience space, with the brand new and engaging Tree to Bar path signed by Mexico – Guest Country of Honor with the State of Tabasco – will offer a fascinating journey to discover the entire supply chain: from the plant of cocoa, with the possibility of along an expanse of plantation faithfully reproduced, to the live preparation of delicious delicacies at the exclusive chocolate factory signed FBM and masterfully carried out by the chocolatiers of Be Well. Visitors will be greeted by the evocative reproduction of the Temple of Chichén Itzá, the iconic step pyramid built by the Mayas, a key civilization for the cultivation and spread of cocoa along with the Aztecs and Incas. Lovers of the Food of the Gods will thus be able to immerse themselves in the sounds, smells and flavors of distant pre-Columbian cultures with the opportunity to participate in an unmissable Cocoa Ceremony, come across a reproduction of a maxi Olmec head and meet the eyes of the mighty Emperor Montezuma.

Eurochocolate indoor, the great Salon du Chocolat: a complete multisensory immersion to discover the Food of the Gods

Eurochocolate indoor, the great Salon du Chocolat: a complete multisensory immersion to discover the Food of the Gods

Particularly awaited this year is the return of the Chocolate Sculptures, one of the most appreciated events by the Eurochocolate public, which will allow you to attend, during the two Saturdays and the two Sundays, the live transformation of the maxi blocks of chocolate. Icam of 11 quintals. one, ready to take on various shapes, thanks to the skill of skillful sculptors, to then remain on display for the duration of the event. The story will continue on the two exclusive themed stages: the first dedicated to Showcooking, with renowned chefs, pastry chefs, chocolatiers and experts who will try their hand at delicious cocoa and chocolate creations live and interesting guided tastings.

Igles Corelli will be the first of the super guests. Undisputed master of Italian catering and well-known face of the Gambero Rosso chain, since 2018 he has been coordinator of the scientific committee of the Gambero Rosso Academy. The live show Igles Corelli will accompany the presentation of Napoleone Neri’s brand new book “The Heart of Cocoa – Five Hundred Years of Chocolate History” on Saturday October 15, at 12 noon. Among the most popular chefs in Italy, known in particular for his rustic and authentic cuisine, Giorgio Barchiesi aka Giorgione is ready to try his hand at delicious chocolate-based combinations. Four events will heat up the two Eurochocolat weekends: Saturdays 15 and 22 and Sundays 16 and 23 October at 4 p.m. On Sunday 16 October at 12 p.m., Luca Montersino will amaze the public with delicious associations on the theme of cocoa and chocolate. Chef and television personality established in the world of cuisine, cook, pastry chef and teacher in the best schools in Italy, his entrepreneurial adventure began in 2004 with the opening of the laboratory in Alba, much appreciated for having paved the way to the concept of healthy baking. . Then on to Sonia Peronaci, Sunday, October 23, again at 12:00 p.m. Historic founder of Giallozafferano, pioneer of online recipes, digital entrepreneur and now television muse, has entered Italian homes, accompanying them in the kitchen thanks to to its proven recipes.

Eurochocolate indoor, the great Salon du Chocolat: a complete multisensory immersion to discover the Food of the Gods

Eurochocolate indoor, the great Salon du Chocolat: a complete multisensory immersion to discover the Food of the Gods

The rich program was presented, together with the president of Eurochocolate Eugenio Guarducci, by the president of the Umbria Region Donatella Tesei, by the president of the Province of Perugia Stefania Proietti, by the councilor for economic development and tourism of the municipality of Perugia Gabriele Giottoli and by the Councilor for Commerce of the Municipality of Bastia Umbra Valeria Morettini.

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