Harbour City, the largest shopping and dining destination in Hong Kong, will host its annual mega event “Chocolate Trail” and bring nearly 30 internationally-renowned chocolate brands to all Chocolate fans From January 21 to February 21, 2016,. BLACK As Chocolate from Taiwan, Domori from Italy, Homie Cookies from HK, Sift from HK, “Taste of Nic” from HK will be launched in Harbour City for the first time.
“Artistic Creation‧Chocolate Sculpture” Exhibition showcasing meticulously hand-crafted sculptures by two award-winning chocolate masters − Marijn Coertjens from Belgium and Roger Fok from Hong Kong
This year Harbour City will open the first-ever “Chocolate Trail Café” for customers to taste various premium chocolates and perfectly matching drinks. Harbour City will also organize the “Artistic Creation‧Chocolate Sculpture” Exhibition, showcasing meticulously hand-crafted sculptures by two award-winning chocolate masters − Marijn Coertjens from Belgium and Roger Fok from Hong Kong. Both chocolatiers participated in the prestigious World Chocolate Masters competition, which took place at the Salon du Chocolat in Paris last year, and received exceptional results.
On the other hand, Harbour City will organize various chocolate workshops and live demonstrations. A number of restaurants in Harbour City will also launch “Chocolate Trail” pairing menus. Moreover, Gallery by the Harbour will host the “Ferrero Gallery” art exhibition.
1. Chocolate Trail Café @ Harbour City
The decoration concept of Chocolate Trail this year is “European Train Station”. Atrium II of Gateway Arcade of Harbour City will transform into a train station lobby with the first-ever Chocolate Trail Caféfrom 21 Jan to 21 Feb, 2016. The café offers passengers a series of unique chocolate tasting menus with a wide selection of quality chocolates from all over the world and corresponding perfectly matching drinks. Passengers can choose their favourite menu at the café with designated donations to “Hong Kong Blood Cancer Foundation”.
The main highlight of the café is the giant English High-tea set placed at the centre of the café. Passengers can sit on the chocolate-shaped chairs and enjoy their tasting menu. Many “European Train Station” thematic photo taking spots will be also set up along the Gateway Arcade Corridor.
2. “Artistic Creation‧Chocolate Sculpture”Exhibition
Aside from satisfying their sweet tooth, chocolate fans will also be able to feast their eyes on chocolate sculptures created by world-class chocolate masters. Harbour City is organizing “Artistic Creation‧Chocolate Sculpture“ Exhibition at Gateway Arcade Corridor from 21 Jan to 21 Feb, 2016. The exhibition will showcase meticulously hand-crafted sculptures by two award-winning chocolate masters − Marijn Coertjens from Belgium and Roger Fok from Hong Kong. Both chocolatiers’ exceptional talents were recognised at the prestigious World Chocolate Masters competition, which took place at the Salon du Chocolat in Paris last year.
Mr Roger Fok, the pastry chef of JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, is the first representative of Hong Kong who was in the top 10 finalists of the 2015 World Chocolate Masters competition. He will create 3 art pieces for this exhibition, including his winning art piece in the competition “Avian Inspiration”, other 2 art pieces are based on the concepts of“Journey to the Cocoa Land” and “Purple Fantasy”.
Hailing from Belgium, the spiritual home of chocolate, The Peninsula Hong Kong’s Maître ChocolatierMarijn Coertjens, who was named in the top three at the 2015 World Chocolate Masters competition, will be hand-crafting 2 art pieces, “Welcome to the Jungle” & “Blue Jeans”, for this exhibition.
3. Harbour City x The Artist “Personalized Chocolate Experience Zone”
Harbour City has a special collaboration with The Artist to launch “Personalized Chocolate ExperienceZone” at Atrium I of Gateway Arcade from 21 Jan to 21 Feb, 2016. Customers can personalize the chocolates and boxes with their own photos, creating a unique gift or personal treat! During the weekends of the promotional period, upon a donation of HK$120 to “Hong Kong Blood Cancer Foundation”, customers can get a limited edition 2-piece chocolate charity box set that you can print your photo on the chocolate. On the other hand, The Artist will donate HK$30 to “Hong Kong Blood Cancer Foundation” for each box of chocolate sold.
4. 「Ferrero Gallery」Art Exhibition
In correlation with the Chocolate Trail at Harbour City, Italian chocolate brand “Ferrero Rocher” will be brought to life in the “Ferrero Gallery” Art Exhibition at Gallery by the Harbour. “Ferrero Gallery” tells the story of Italian creation and craftsmanship through artistry, and will be presented through a live chef demonstration and unprecedented cross-category collaboration with Asia’s most creative and celebrated makeup artist, Zing.
5. Chocolate brands at Harbour City
There will be close to 30 international renowned chocolate brands in Harbour City during the Chocolate Trail period.
Existing Chocolate Shops in Harbour City：
- agnès b. DÉLICES (France)
- BVLGARI IL CIOCCOLATO (Italy) – [Only store in HK]
- COVA Pasticceria & Confetteria (Italy)
- DALLOYAU (France)
- Fauchon (France)
- GODIVA (Belgium)
- Jean-Paul Hévin (France)
- Ladurée (France)
- Leonidas Pralines (Belgium)
- LE CAFÉ de Joël Robuchon (France)
- Pierre Hermé Paris (France)
- ROYCE’ (Japan)
- The Library Café — Melt Chocolates (UK)
- The Royal Touch (UK)
- Venchi (Italy)
- chàkeli by yè shanghai (Hong Kong)
Chocolate Pop-up Stores in Harbour City：
- BLACK As Chocolate (Taiwan) – [First launched in Harbour City]
- Chapon (France) – [Only store in HK]
- Domori (Italy) – [Only store in HK & First launched in Harbour City]
- Frederic Blondeel (Belgium) – [Only store in HK]
- Homie Cookies (Hong Kong) – [First launched in Harbour City]
- MiO MiKO (Belgium)
- The Peninsula Boutique (Hong Kong)
- Sift (Hong Kong) – [First launched in Harbour City]
- twelve cupcakes (Singapore)
- YOKU MOKU (Japan)
- zChocolat (France) – [Only store in HK]
- “Taste of Nic” (Hong Kong) – [First launched in Harbour City]