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The second edition of Chocolate Week will take place February 4th – 13th, embracing  a new concept with the promotion “Café Gourmand,” “Tea Gourmand,” or “Bubbly Gourmand.” (A gourmand is a person who takes great pleasure in food).

Participating restaurants, bakeries, and stores will offer a cup of coffee or tea, or a glass of sparkling wine with a chocolate inspired mignardises (bite-sized desserts) for the price of $10, or $15 for the sparkling wine offer.  Chocolate Week is organized by MPB Agency LLC in partnership with Cacao Noel. The event celebrates the versatility of chocolate, a week dedicated to the lovers of chocolate to experience its pure flavor, and for chocolatiers and chefs to showcase their chocolate craft in dessert creations. Chocolate Week is about discovering chocolate’s intense rich flavor notes, silky texture, and fluidity.

“This year we want people to have a chocolate treat at the end of their meal, the ideal sweet ending” comments Chocolate Week founder and chocolate lover, Severine Picquet.

February is the month of the year to experience the many facets of chocolate, either its dark, milk, or white, filled, dipped, coated or pure. Participating restaurants include Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar, both Midtown and West Village locations, Opia, Jeanne & Gaston, La Tarte Flambée, Table Verte, La Sirène, Bar Tabac, Le Singe Vert, Cercle Rouge, Café Noir, Jules Bistro, Sofitel Hotel-Gaby Restaurant, Vin et Fleurs, La Bergamote Bistro, Serge Bistro, Serge Brasserie, Intercontinental NY Barclay-Barclay Bar & Grill, Artisanal, A.O.C. Maison Harlem and all New York state Le Pain Quotidien bakeries.

Cacao Noel is the official chocolate sponsor for Chocolate Week, a French premium chocolate made with the best cocoa beans, and the leading chocolate among pastry chefs and chocolatiers nationwide. The chocolate is sold by the gourmet food distributor and importer, Paris Gourmet. Cacao Noel is available to purchase as powder, nibs, batons, couverture, pellets, and truffles via www.parisgourmet.com

Chocolate Week lists Action Against Hunger International (ACF) as its official charity partner. ACF is a non-profit organization active in over 40 countries destined to bring hunger relief in communities around the world.

For more information visit www.chocolateweeknyc.com.