What is the one thing that we have loved to eat since childhood? It’s chocolate! The brown, velvety and exotic goodness melting in our mouths, leaving a bittersweet aftertaste, is just unparalleled. And growing up, we understood that chocolate is not just an indulgence but an art that involves an intricate process. To celebrate and increase awareness about this art, Mumbai is hosting an event called ‘The Indian Cacao and Craft Chocolate Festival’. Here is all you need to know about this two-day festival.
The Indian Cacao And Craft Chocolate Festival
After a successful event in Bangalore last year, this festival is set to arrive in Mumbai on the 18th and 19th of February 2023. The founders of this festival, Patricia Cosma and Ketaki Churi, have a vision of creating awareness about Indian-origin chocolate. There will be workshops, conferences and exhibitions where chocolate makers and farmers can interact with the consumers. Attendees can interact with brands like Bon Fiction, Pascati, and Mason & Co at this festival.
For two days, chocolate enthusiasts will get a chance to experience the versatility of Indian cacao beans, chocolate tasting, chocolate pairing with cheese and more. Also, you can get an insight into the creation of chocolates. There will be conferences and workshops conducted by experts such as Chef Sanjana Patel, Mansi Reddy, Manali Khandelwal and Prasanna Gudi.
The founders of this chocolate festival speak passionately about their journey. Patricia Cosma says that she discovered the potential of Indian cacao and chocolate craft five years ago. And the deeper she explored the stronger she felt about creating awareness about the craft of chocolate making in India.
As for Ketki Churi, she loves community activities and bringing people together. And this festival is a perfect place for her to create a community where people explore and celebrate Indian cacao.
Where: IFBE, Calicut Road, Ballard Estate, Fort
When: 18th & 19th Feb, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Cost: ₹300 onwards. Book here
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