A signature installation of "Chocolate Trail," the Harbour City "Chocolate Factory" will take visitors of all ages on an interactive step-by-step "Bean-to-Bar" journey where they can experience the full chocolate production process - from planting a cocoa tree, fermentation and drying, to roasting, cracking, moulding and packaging. The "Chocolate Factory" will be in the mall, and will incorporate an interactive Chocolate Experience Gallery as well as a ChocoVan Cafe for visitors to sample a wide range of premium chocolate.
Harbour City will also host a schedule of chocolate workshops led by experts such as local chocolate lover and tutor Ms. Katie Chan and tea Master-in-Chief of Chinese tea brand Fook Ming Tong Ms. Ji Yu Qin. The workshops will provide comprehensive insights on subjects such as chocolate culture, awarded chocolate tasting from "The International Chocolate Awards" and chocolate and Chinese tea pairing recommendations.
1. Chocolate tea-pairing workshops
2. Fine Chocolate Tasting Workshop
3. Chocolate Kids College Workshop
4. MUJI Chocolate Snacks Cooking Class
Live Demonstrations from Chocolate Master Chefs
Chocolate Master Chefs from brands such as agnes b. DELICES, DALLOYAU and GODIVA will host live chocolate making demonstrations and offer visitors expert tips and the chance to witness what goes into the preparation and production of some of their signature creations.
"From Cocoa to Choco - taking you through the Journey of Love"
Interactive Art Exhibition by Belgian Artist Ben Heine @ Gallery by the Harbour
With his original "Pencil vs Camera" and "Flesh and Acrylic" art forms, renowned Belgian multi-disciplinary digital artist Ben Heine will showcase a new series of artwork exclusively for Harbour City's "Chocolate Trail."
"Pencil vs Camera" will lead visitors on a mesmerizing journey around the birth of chocolate, through a 3D art installation which combines pencil sketching with photography, illusion with actual chocolate ingredients. Visitors will also be invited to step in and be immersed as part of his creation. "Pencil vs Camera" will be showcased at Gallery by the Harbour at Harbour City.
Ben Heine will also be present at "Chocolate Trail" from Jan 21st to 25th to lead an impromptu performance titled "Flesh and Acrylic," which integrates a living person and moving chocolate fluid within an abstract acrylic painting. Combining various medium including chocolate by Galler Chocolatier, official chocolate supplier to the Belgian royal family, Ben will create a colourful, wild and eye-catching installation which visitors can not only visualize but taste.
Media interviews and photographic recordings with Ben can be arranged upon request.
"From Cocoa to Choco -- Taking You Through the Journey of Love" Art Exhibition & Guided Tour
To help further understand the concept of "Pencil vs. Camera" artworks of Ben Heine, Harbour City has arranged guided tours of the "From Cocoa to Choco -- Taking You Through the Journey of Love" Art Exhibition. Under the guidance of professional tutors, participants will experience visual effects that operate between virtual realms and the real world that has made Heine's work world renowned.
Participating brands at Harbour City's "Chocolate Trail" include:
agnes b. DELICES (France)
BVLGARI IL CIOCCOLATO (Italy) -- [Available in Hong Kong exclusively at Harbour City]
COVA Pasticceria & Confetteria (Italy)
DALLOYAU (France) -- [Available in Hong Kong exclusively at Harbour City]
Jean-Paul Hevin (France)
LE CAFE de Joel Robuchon (France)
Forestry - Bright Chocolate (Australia)
Leonidas Pralines (Belgium)
Paul Lafayet (Hong Kong)
Pierre Herme Paris (France)
The Library Cafe - Prestat Chocolates (England) - [Available in Hong Kong exclusively at Harbour City]
Chapon (France) -- [Available in Hong Kong exclusively at Harbour City]
De Neuville (France)
Frederic Blondeel (Belgium) -- [Available in Hong Kong exclusively at Harbour City]
MiO MiKO (Belgium)
twelve cupcakes (Singapore)
Vero Chocolate (Hong Kong)
YOKU MOKU (Japan)
zChocolat (France) -- [Launching in Hong Kong at Harbour City's "Chocolate Trail"]