Even if you don’t have a sweet tooth, you can’t miss this chocolate rhapsody in Opatija
Sweetest event in Croatia, 10th Chocolate festival is coming back to Opatija next weekend, December 4-6, 2015 to be more exact.
Chocolate festival will present the very best Croatian and international chocolate producers ranging from global brands to specialised hand made limited edition sweets. Even though the expo and sales part of the event will be held in the Crystal ballroom (Kristalna dvorana) of the Kvarner hotel, workshops, tastings, concerts and exhibitions about chocolate and the finer things in life will be held across Opatija in its hotels, restaurants, exhibition pavilions as well as museums and schools.
All pastry chefs from Opatija will work together to create the empire cake and one of the most anticipated parts of the event is the “Opatija paradox”, unique event where experts will pair various types of chocolate with quality wines from the region.
Here is an excerpt of the events waiting for you at the 10th Chocolate festival in Opatija:
Chocolate magic – presentations, tastings and sales of chocolate delicacies
Kristalna dvorana (Crystal ballroom) hotel Kvarner
Friday, December 4, 13:00 – 21:00 h
Saturday, December 5, 09:00 – 21:00 h
Sunday, December 6, 09:00 – 19:00 h
Vilma-Rab, Čokolada i orah, Atelier Ecostyle – Rijeka and Opatija, VR Choco Art-Pula, Medina kućica-Popovača, Šarlota Pastry Shop/Favory Catering-Zagreb, Al Kaprone chocolate liqueurs-Zagreb, Tramontana Chocolaterie-Portorož, Hiša trt, vina in čokolade Kunej-Brestanica, Casa del Padrone Pastry Shop-Krk, Slavonska košarica-Slavonski Brod, Ilirija Promet-Slavonski Brod, Bagolo Chocolaterie-Zagreb, Hedona-Križevci, Ivy’s Sweet Lavander-Opatija, Ekološko Posestvo Vina Montis & Eko Laura-Marezige, Gustolato-Novigrad.
Exhibition: “Chocolate Opatija”
Juraj Šporer Arts Pavilion
Friday, 4 December 15:00 – 20:00
Saturday, 5 December 10:00 – 20:00
Sunday, 6 December 10:00 – 17:00
Grand Hotel Adriatic and Opatija Catering School
Complete list of choco programmes, gastro events, exhibitions, workshops and concerts during the Chocolate festival can be found HERE
Photos by Opatija Tourist Board