Chocolate Festival at Central Market, Feb 8-14

Katrina Markoff of Vosges Haut-Chocolat, the woman who sells bacon chocolate candy bars for $33 a box and probably makes a darn good living from it, is holding two truffle classes (making bacon truffles?? maybe??) in Central Market for a pre-Chocolate Festival event on February 4. The real Chocolate Festival kicks off on February 8 when Central Market hosts some of the hottest chocolatiers at their Dallas, Fort Worth, and Plano locations to show what these superstars can do with mighty fine cocoa beans.

At least now I know what I want for V Day: bacon freakin’ chocolate candy. Whoever mails me a box, wins.

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Katrina Markoff of Vosges Haut-Chocolat
Pre-Chocolate Festival Visit
Truffle Class on Saturday Morning, Feb 4 at 10 a.m. in the Dallas Central Market Cooking School
Truffle Class on Saturday Afternoon, Feb 4 at 4 p.m. in the Fort Worth Central Market Cooking School

Bertil Akesson of Akesson´s:
Meet the passionate cocoa planter who travels from Madagascar to Brazil to supply the world with the most authentic chocolate and exotic foods.
At Central Market Dallas on February 12 from 12pm-3pm
And Central Market Plano on February12 from 4pm-6pm

Dave Owens of Bissinger’s
Meet the former restaurant owner, long time vegetarian, 30-year culinary expert and mastermind behind Bissinger’s.
At Central Market Dallas on February 10 from 11am-2pm.
At Central Market Plano on February 11 from 12pm-3pm.
At Central Market Fort Worth on February 11 from 3pm-6pm.

Alan McClure of Patric Chocolate
Meet the head chocolate maker behind what Food & Wine Magazine awarded “Best New American Chocolate,” using only a handful of pure and natural ingredients.
At Central Market Dallas on February 10 from 3-6 p.m.

Fritz Knipschildt
Meet owner of Café Chocopoligie, Fritz Knipschildt as he shares his story and passes out samples of his one-of-a-kind artisan chocolates.
At Central Market Dallas on February 12 from 12-3 p.m.
At Central Market Plano on February 12 from 4-6 p.m.

Shawn Askinosie of Askinosie Chocolate
Meet the philanthropically-minded chocolate entrepreneur named “One of 14 Guys Who Are Saving the World” By O, The Oprah Magazine.
At Central Market Plano on February 13 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
At Central Market Fort Worth on February 13 from 3-6 p.m.

Lauren McCusker of Xan Confection
Meet the new hotshot on the chocolate scene and the creator of Xan Confection’s “Lifestyle Line,” featuring non-dairy and gluten-free chocolates that are vegan, low-glycemic and low-calorie.
At Central Market Fort Worth on February 13 from noon-2:30 p.m.
At Central Market Plano on February 13 from 4-6 p.m.