Fairchild Botanical Garden 6th Annual International Chocolate Festival 1/20-22/12

Fairchild’s 6th Annual International Chocolate Festival
Friday, January 20, 2012 – Sunday, January 22, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road
Coral Gables, FL 33156
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Admission: Free for Fairchild Members and children 5 and under.
Non-members: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up and $12 for children 6-17.
Eco-discount: If you walk, ride your bike or take public transportation to Fairchild, receive $5 off admission for adults and $2 off admission for children.
Members, remember to bring your Rewards Card to earn your gift passes!
Military Discount: We are pleased to offer active military personnel free admission. In addition, admission for spouses is $20 and children $10. Please present Military IDs.

Indulge in chocolate delicacies during the season’s most delicious event!

Enjoy fine chocolate samples from artisan chocolatiers
Take our Chocowalk to learn about the life cycle of a cacao plant, with stops in our Rainforest and more.

Find out everything you ever needed to know about chocolate from the experts at Mars, Inc. with From Bean to Bar

Watch master chocolatiers and chefs demonstrating recipes with chocolate
Attend lectures on the chocolate making, chocolate history, science and more
Sip hot chocolate surrounded by the beauty of Fairchild

Chef Demonstrations
Friday
12:00 p.m. Short Chef
Chocolate Chicken Quesadillas and
Salad with Cacao Bean Dressing
2:00 p.m. Alejandra Bigai, Romanico’s Chocolate
Basics for Chocolate Connoisseurs

Saturday
11:00 a.m. Chef Allen Susser, West Indian Chocolate Tea and Great Chocolate Chip Cookies
12:00 p.m. Chef Loren Pultizer, Meals that Heal Carob Brownies (Vegan, Raw, Gluten Free and Delicious!)
1:00 p.m. Whole Foods Market Heath Starts Here Chef Jessica Health Starts Here Chocolate Mousse and Raw Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies
2:00 p.m. Chef Ze Carlos Jimenez, MexZican Gourmet Food Truck Marinas de Mole

Sunday
12:00 p.m. Chef Franck Monnier, Atelier Monnier Parisian Macarons
1:00 p.m. Chefs Norman and Justin Van Aken, Tuyo Chocolate 3 Ways: Toast, Butter, Vinaigrette
2:00 p.m. Chef Andrea Curto-Randazzo, Creative Tastes Catering Dark Chocolate “Thin Mint” Panna Cotta
3:00 p.m. Chef Chris Bulgarin, Delicious Catering Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin with Dark Chocolate BBQ Sauce

The Historic Division of Mars, Inc. Presents From Bean to Bar
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about making chocolate with an interactive presentation from the experts at Mars, Inc. Learn about chocolate from early Colonial times to the present and how production has changed. You can also sample their delicious hot chocolate from an ancient recipe.
Experience the Choco-Walk

Explore the history and lure of caco by taking the Choco-Walk through the Rainforest, Conservatory Edible Garden and The Shop at Fairchild. Kids can get a ChocoPassport that they can get stamped.

Edible Garden: Discover how to make chocolate from scratch. Get a first hand look at the cacao pod and what sets go into creating chocolate.

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