This OC museum to host free outdoor chocolate festival – NBC Los Angeles


What there is to know

  • The International Chocolate Festival will take place on Sunday January 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Bowers Museum in Santa Ana
  • Enjoy tastings, a demonstration of Mexican chocolate recipes, dance and music from countries where chocolate is a sweet staple

Sun and chocolate?

It’s a perfectly perfect pair that sounds a lot like the title of a song, or maybe the theme of a poem, or the kind of duet that you could write an emotional ode about, if the light beams and the deep flavors are your kind of thing.

And for many of us? We’re huge fans of both, as well as hearing live music, watching shows, and finding the rare opportunity to try a few whimsical treats for free, in a lovely outdoor setting.

The Bowers Museum, Santa Ana’s cultural hub that features fascinating exhibits, treasures, ideas, and stories from around the world, understands our cravings on this chocolate-obsessed, sun-seeking front.

And to spoil lovers of the two at the start of the New Year? The International Chocolate Festival, which the museum will host in its courtyard on Sunday January 9.

Guests will “(i) feast on chocolate samples from around the world, including Africa, represented by MIA (Made in Africa) and Tradeworks”, and watch a recipe demonstration inspired by chocolate from Mexico.

A few performances, highlighting the music and dance of countries strongly linked to the sweet, are also on the four-hour program, as well as a screening of a documentary on chocolate and a tasting that includes both sweets and sweets. whiskeys that complement each other perfectly. chocolate.

Both of these events are chargeable, keep in mind, while the main festival is free.

What if you can’t come on January 9, but want to check it out? You will be able to watch a recording on Facebook or YouTube one week after the end of the festival.

There are several other exciting things brewing at the museum in early 2022, including an exhibit dedicated to the eye-catching and so cinematic “Crown Jewels” of the Disney universe. It’s a separate ticket, just like the other intriguing exhibits found at the Bowers Museum, which has been a Southern California gem since 1936.


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