Fall chocolate series at IESA in Paris

With its series “Chocolat-Thé-Epices,” the Institut d’Etudes Supérieures des Arts (IESA) in Paris is offering more than a dozen Monday evening presentations throughout fall 2011 and spring 2012 on these three topics.

The first four events are devoted to chocolate and will feature audiovisual presentations, artifacts and, of course, chocolate tastings.

Speakers will include professionals from the chocolate world, including producers, pastry chefs and master chocolatiers from some of Paris’s most renowned chocolate shops.

Here’s the line-up:

  • October 17, 2011: “Noble cacao” – A historical overview of cacao and chocolate in pre-columbian civilisations
  • November 7, 2011: “Theobroma code” – The alchemy of chocolate: origins, regions, production phases and influence on quality and taste
  • November 21, 2011: “Envie de chocolat” – From desire to pleasure, or the art of tasting
  • December 5, 2011: “Chocolat: medicament gourmand ?” – Pleasure and health, an overview of the scientific literature

Please note, all presentations are given in French and advance registration is required.

IESA  is an educational institution in founded in 1985 that offers training in the fine art market, multimedia and cultural event management at its Paris campus.

What: Chocolat-Thé-Epices, Monday night series on chocolate
Where: IESA, 5, avenue de l’Opéra, 75001 Paris
When: October 17, November 7, November 21, and December 5, 2011 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: 15 euros per event (12 euros for students and seniors)
Métro: Pyramides or Palais-Royal
To register, contact IESA at +33 (0)1 73 54 13 16 or send an email to a.abdellatif@iesa.fr

Complete details are found on the IESA website.

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