The Los Angeles Luxury Chocolate Salon returns to the Pasadena Convention Center for its third year with twice the floor space as last year — 16,000 square feet — which should provide more than enough elbow room for chocoholics to satisfy their cacao cravings, and for alcoholics to satisfy their cravings: Entry guarantees you wine tastings, with all the gourmet chocolate samples you can inhale. More than 35 chocolatiers, confectioners and wineries are set to participate, as well as event sponsor Taste TV's Chocolate Television. There's also a “Chocolate Chef Competition” and a VIC lounge (“Very Important Chocolate lover,” whatever that means).

Sun., Oct. 11, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 2009

LA Weekly