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Cork Chocolate Weekend 2018, Ireland

23 November 2018 - 25 November 2018


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Billed as a chance to meet the best chocolatiers in Ireland, the Cork Chocolate Weekend runs from 23 to 25 November and is held at the Cork International Hotel, Ireland.

Though cocoa is the centrepiece of the festival, it is also very much aimed at people interested in baking – particularly that with a Christmas focus, especially hosting the Great Cork Bake Off on the last day.

Special guests this year are British chocolatier, Paul Young and executive pastry chef Paul Kelly.

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The Cork Chocolate Weekend will include an adjacent marquee that features cooks. There will be a workshop area and on the first floor of the hotel a place for the kids, that includes classes for those who want to learn to bake.

On the first night is the chocolate dinner, which is creatively combined with seasonal food. This will include specially-invited cooks to prepare different courses and also wines selected to pair with what you are eating. Organizers expect this to be a sell out, so get tickets quickly if it interests you.

There will be lots of stalls for tasting and the opportunity to learn about different types of cocoa in special 30-minute sessions. The exhibitors at the festival tend to be small companies, specialising in artisanal, hand-made chocolates.

Don’t worry if all that chocolate is too much for you – the hotel where the festival takes place also has a fitness room.

Tickets for the Cork Chocolate Weekend

Tickets are €15 Euros for adults and €5 Euros for kids.

When is the Cork Chocolate Weekend

The festival is from 23 to 25 November.

Where is the Cork Chocolate Weekend

Cork Airport Business Park, Cork, County Cork, Ireland.

Accommodation in Cork

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Flights to Cork

The Cork Airport is served by Aer Lingus, Air France, Flybe and Ryanair to a range of European destinations. It is only two and a half hours by train to Dublin, a city with a much greater range of international air connections. The Cork International Hotel has a four star status and is located very close to the airport.

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23 November 2018
25 November 2018


Cork International Hotel
Cork,County CorkT12 H516Ireland+ Google Map
+ 353 21 454 9800
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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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