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Harbour City in Hong Kong launches "Chocolate Tasting Bar"

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Harbour City Shopping Mall hosts its annual mega event "Chocolate Trail" from 25th Jan - 25th Feb, 2018. Harbour City also hosts 'The Sound of Chocolate' Art Exhibition to feature Vinyl Records created by French artist Julia Drouhin that are made of chocolates. Moreover, Harbour City launches "Chocolate Tasting Bar" for the first time, introducing 9 all-new chocolate brands to this event -- 4 of which have received International Chocolate Awards.

Harbour City Chocolate Trail

Upon purchase or redemption of "Chocolate Trail e-Pass", customers can choose their favourite out of 65 chocolates and desserts available at the "Chocolate Tasting Bar" and 16 other participating brands.

1. Harbour City  x Tatsuya Tanaka "mini CHOCOllection Miniature Exhibition"

Harbour City collaborates with famous Japanese Miniature Artist Tatsuya Tanaka, taking "mini CHOCOllection" as a theme to transform Atrium II, Gateway Arcade into a "Chocolate MINI Hong Kong". Tatsuya Tanaka will display 32 miniature art pieces including 10 brand-new art pieces for the 32-day event. Art pieces include the theme of Valentine's Day, Chinese New Year's Eve, Chinese New Year's Day, 7th Day of Chinese New Year (Renri) etc.

This is the first exhibition that Tatsuya Tanaka curated with a specific theme which includes Hong Kong elements such as: Dai Pai Dong, HK Old Tenements and HK Style Food Truck to create or redesign his art pieces. All of these art pieces are exclusive for this exhibition and won't be found in other touring exhibitions. And the exhibition is free and open to the public.

By donating HK$40, customers can become one of the miniature characters and take photos in the chocolate scene prepared by Tatsuya Tanaka in "CHOCOllection Studio". Photos will be printed on CHOCOllection Stickers instantly and will be shown in the "Chocolate MINI Hong Kong".

Various types of premium would be also available in Tatsuya Tanaka Pop-up Store including puzzles, photography collection and exclusive premiums. All proceeds will be donated to Hong Kong Blood Cancer Foundation after cost deduction.

Exhibition Details
Date:25th Jan -- 25th Feb 2018
Time:10am -- 10pm

Venue:Atrium II & Corridor, G/F, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City

Making of video: https://youtu.be/_90tkrdAKLQ

CHOCOllection Studio & Pop-up Store Details

Date:25th Jan -- 25th Feb 2018 (except 16th Feb 2018)

Time:12nn -- 8pm

Venue:Atrium I, G/F, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City

2. "The Sound of Chocolate" Art Exhibition

To harmonize with the Chocolate Trail,《The Sound of Chocolate》Art Exhibition presents Vinyl Records created by French Australian artist Julia Drouhin that are made of chocolate. This is her first time to put traditional Cantonese pop songs into her art pieces. (Please refer to appendix 2 for profile of Julia Drouhin & art exhibition details)

Art Exhibition Details

Date:  26th Jan -- 25th Feb 2018

Time:11pm -- 10pm

Venue:Gallery by the Harbour, Shop 207, Level 2, Ocean Centre, Harbour City

3. "Chocolate Tasting Bar"

Harbour City will launch "Chocolate Tasting Bar" for the first time and have invited chocolate connoisseur Katie Chan to introduce 9 all-new chocolate brands to this event, 4 of which have received International Chocolate Awards.

1.     Fifth Dimension(England)

2.     Fuwan Chocolate (Taiwan)

3.     SOMA Chocolatemaker(Canada)

4.     Le Chocolat de H(Japan)

5.     Manoa Chocolate(Hawaii) has been awarded Salon du Chocolat Award from Paris

6.     Marijn Coertjens Chocolatier(Belgium) is founded by the former Hong Kong Peninsula Hotel Chocolate Master

7.     To'ak Chocolate(Ecuador)is made from the finest and rarest Ecuadorian heirloom cacao - the most luxurious bean to bar chocolate brand in the world

8.     Auro Chocolate(Philippine)is a proudly Filipino, bean-to-bar chocolate company that sustainably sources cocoa beans directly from local farming communities in Davao, Philippines

9.     Palet D'or(Japan) is a bean-to-bar chocolate brand takes sake chocolate as its signature product

"Chocolate Tasting Bar" Opening Details

Date: 25th Jan -- 25th Feb 2018

Time:10pm -- 10pm

Venue:3/F, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City

4. Chocolate Trail e-Pass

Harbour City launches the "Chocolate Trail e-Pass" again this year; customers can purchase this for HK$240 or redeem it with designated spending. Customers can use 12 Tasting Tokens to redeem at "Chocolate Tasting Bar" or taste chocolate and desserts from the following16 participating brands.

Blesscuit Bakery, Frederic Blondeel, Gavottes, GODIVA Chocolatier, Häagen-Dazs, Hotel Chocolat, I CREMERiA, La Station, LE CAFÉ de Joël Robuchon, Leonidas Pralines, Luna Cake Premium, Paul Lafayet, The BonBonist, The Peninsula Boutique, Venchi and zChocolat.

5. "Chocolate Trail" Pop-up Stores in Harbour City

Blesscuit Bakery, Blooms Roastery & Craft Tea, Frederic Blondeel, Gavottes, Hotel Chocolat, Le Chocolat LeTAO, The BonBonist, The Peninsula Boutique, Van Gogh Senses, YOKU MOKU, zChocolat, Chef Nic's Cookies.

6. Existing Chocolate Shops in Harbour City

agnès b. DÉLICES, COVA Pasticceria & Confetteria, DALLOYAU, GODIVA Chocolatier, Leonidas Pralines, LE CAFÉ de Joël Robuchon, Luna Cake Premium, Marks & Spencer, ROYCE', UJI-EN, Venchi, Vivienne Westwood Café,  cha.ke.li by ye Shanghai.