It may be just as well that the eighteenth Eurochocolate Festival will take place in early autumn from 14th to 23rd October.
It won’t be cold then, but cool enough to stop all that fine chocolate melting down Perugia’s lovely streets as it might in high summer. As it is, only public self-control risks slipping.
Europe’s greatest celebration of the cocoa bean sees production of elaborate sculptures in which vast blocks of pure chocolate are attacked with axes and chisels. Large shavings drop from the artists’ hands, but nothing is wasted. Bystanders are very attentive and enjoy close observation of the work…until they can eat no more.
This year’s theme is ‘Play Chocolate’ and the chocolatiers will take the spirit of fun very seriously; games, competitions, spontaneous street-theatre and costumes, all to encourage appreciation of their respected craft.
Milk, plain and white chocolate; smooth, cherry-tinted, cream-enriched, nut-crusted blends with brandy and fruit, mint and coffee. Hand-made, beautiful, unique works of chocolate art, wherever you look.
Chocolate liqueurs, cakes and biscotti, and the local specialty, Bacio Perugina, the famous bittersweet chocolate with hazelnuts. No true chocoholic can miss this irresistible nine-day fiesta.
Great skill and imagination are evident in the shop-fronts and street-stalls. Chocolate takes forms rarely seen; candles, artistic knick-knacks, home furnishings, crockery and pet foods, mannequins, bicycles and yes – chocolate teapots!
More information about the Eurochocolate Festival in Perugia, Umbria can be found at http://www.eurochocolate.com.
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