Chocolate is a weakness of every individual irrespective of his or her age. People love chocolates and desire to taste different versions of it whenever they get the opportunity to do that. It is because of this crazy love people rush to the Chocolate Festival which is held in the hunter valley every year.
This amazing festival will take place on 7th and 8th of July 2012. The timings of the event is from 9AM to 5 PM, however guests should reconfirm the event timings before they leave their place.
The event will be held for the fifth time and organizers are hoping that the event this year would be much bigger and better. Number of celebrity guests has also been roped in order to add more show and pomp into the event.
This particular chocolate festival is conducted primarily to give the visitors a unique chocolate experience. Visitors here will get the opportunity to try out different kinds of chocolates along with wine, beer and some live entertainment.
There will also be a celebrity café in which invited celebrities will prepare 2 course menus along with wine. Visitors will also have the opportunity to purchase these special lunches and taste food dishes which have been prepared personally by famous celebrities.
Just like the previous year, people are expecting that the main celebrity stage would be located in the Lakeside Amphitheatre which makes it quite easy for the celebrity chefs to give demonstrations.
Apart from the celebrity stage, there will also be a Live Patisserie Kitchen where some talented chefs would prepare different kinds of breads, desserts and truffles. Visitors love the see the live preparation as this demonstration is a great opportunity for them to learn about different food items.
Thousands of tourists from different parts of the state and country come to Hunter Valley in order to learn the art of chocolate making from skilled and talented chocolate makers. The competition takes place in the beautiful Garden Terrace restaurant and is jam packed with people.
Besides the chocolate stalls, there will also be a wine and a beer hub which will feature wines and beer that matches to chocolate and other sweet dishes. Visitors not can just taste the wine but they can also purchase them.
In order to make the event more lively and entertaining, the organizers have made arrangements for live music, magic shows, stilt walkers and lots of other exciting things. The kids too love the event very much as they get to taste and enjoy mouth watering chocolates and different kinds of games and entertainment programs.
For those who are interested in learning about different chocolate recipes they can visit the seminar stage which runs a detailed education program on the concerned subject. The seminar is conducted by some of the leading figures in this field and definitely worth visiting. The seminar is interactive program and the chief guests encourage the audience to ask as many questions as they desire.
The entire event takes place for two days. The beauty of the garden and the buzz of the event make the entire festival electrifying. Tourists should plan in advance regarding this event and should not waste the opportunity of learning some great stuff about chocolate making.
In order to enjoy the event with a carefree mind, tourists must make all their arrangements regarding their Hunter Valley accommodation as the getting hotel reservation during the festive season is quite difficult.
You can read more information about the Chocolate Festival at Hunter Valley Gardens Website