The Institute of Culinary Education Dips into the 10th Annual Chocolate Show

NEW YORK, NY, OCTOBER 23, 2007 — Decadent. Dreamy. Creamy. What can be better than a weekend dedicated entirely to chocolate? The pastry & baking Arts division of The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE®) is once again gearing up for several delicious days of demonstrations, special recreational classes and participation in the annual Chocolate Fashion Show, as part of New York's Chocolate Show taking place at The Metropolitan Pavilion & Altman Building (125 West 18th Street) from November 8th through the 11th.

The Fashion Show
The Chocolate Show kicks off with an opening night preview party and Chocolate Fashion Show to benefit City Harvest on Thursday, November 8th. ICE® Chef-Instructors Michelle Tampakis and Faith Drobbin will dazzle the runway for the fourth consecutive year with a fashion chocolate creation that is both wearable and edible. Their Indian-themed sari will be made of cocoa nibs, isomart drops and piped chocolate. The look will be complete with authentic "mendhi," substituting chocolate for traditional henna.

The Chocolate Show will run a series of one-hour demos featuring leading pastry chefs and authors within their two on-site mini-theaters. ICE® Chef-Instructor and Center for Advanced Pastry Studies (CAPS) Director, Michelle Tampakis will perform a chocolate tempering demo on November 9th at 3:30pm, in addition to ICE® alumna Gina DePalma of Babbo who will demo at 1pm. On November 10th at 12noon, ICE® Director of Baking Programs and noted cookbook author, Nick Malgieri will be baking a French chocolate walnut tart scented with orange zest, all in a walnut pastry crust.

Off-Premise Hands-On Chocolate Classes
In addition to the action at the Metropolitan Pavilion, ICE® will be offering chocolate-themed hands-on recreational cooking classes and a special charity cooking class during the week of The New York Chocolate Show just a few blocks away at their 50 West 23rd Street location. Classes are limited to sixteen people. To register, please call (888) 582-CHEF.

Chocolate Galore | Monday, November 5th from 6-10:30pm, $95
Learn the very best of all chocolate recipes, from cakes, truffles and brownies to ice cream, and beverages.

Old Fashioned Chocolate Desserts | Tuesday, November 6th from 6-10:30pm, $95
Classic recipes for long-time favorites that are sure to please and are easy to make.

Truffles, Truffles, Truffles: Chocolate Charity Event for City Harvest | Friday, November 9th from 6-10pm, $100
Learn to make delightful variety of decadent chocolate truffles, while you sip champagne – all for a good cause! All proceeds will benefit City Harvest. Please pay $20 at time of registration and bring a check for $80 payable to City Harvest.

About ICE®

Founded in 1975 by Peter Kump, The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE®) offers comprehensive career training programs in Culinary Arts, pastry & baking Arts and Culinary Management. With an in-depth, global curriculum, dedicated chef-instructors, a strong record in externships and placements and a clear entrepreneurial focus, ICE® is widely recognized by top industry organizations as a premier pathway to begin or continue a culinary career. ICE® was a finalist (2002 & 2006) and winner (2003) in the International Association of Culinary Professionals' Vocational and Avocational Culinary School of the Year awards. In addition, ICE® offers over 1,500 hands-on recreational cooking, baking and wine education courses to over 26,000 students, as well as hundreds of special events for corporations, individuals and the press each year.

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