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Chocolate 'sculptures' are featured French Pastry School gallery Chicago Fine Chocolate Dessert Show.

Chocolate "sculptures" are featured in the French Pastry School gallery at the Chicago Fine Chocolate and Dessert Show.

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Updated: November 17, 2013 6:08AM

Oct. 19 is Sweetest Day (guys, you have been alerted!) and Chicago will be the sweetest place on Earth thanks to the second annual Chicago Fine Chocolate & Dessert Show running Oct. 18-20 at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. A showcase of world-class chocolatiers and their creations, the event also features vendors, specialty items, live pastry demonstrations, chocolate wine/beer pairings, free seminars on baking/candymaking and samples. Highlights include a 1,000-pound, life-size chocolate sculpture titled “Brother of Blues” from Chef Alain Roby (All Chocolate Kitchen); a chocolate “art gallery” from the French Pastry School; a cupcake competition from Pastry Chicago, and Sixteen’s Executive Pastry Chef Patrick Fahy’s chocolate-themed “carnival.” For tickets, visit —Miriam Di Nunzio

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