€5,000 raised for Monaco charities at Chokolashow attended by Prince Albert and his children

Last week, Prince Albert II and his nine-year-old twins, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, headed down to the Riva Tunnel in Port Hercule to visit the inaugural edition of the Chokolashow and admire up-close the creatively crafted chocolate sculptures on the display. 

The first-ever edition of a new chocolate-themed event, Chokolashow, was held in the Principality of Monaco on 9th May. 

The guests of honour were undoubtedly the Prince and his children, who were photographed visiting the exhibits and trying their hand at chocolate carving. Indeed, the trio left behind them a set of sweet inscriptions on a solid block of the finest Italian cioccolato.  

Prince Albert II of Monaco, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella were invited to carve their names into a solid block of chocolate. Photo courtesy of Chokolashow

The Chokolashow is the brainchild of Maria Bologna of the Monaco International Hub. A life-long chocolate lover, Bologna invited eight students from the Principality’s Pavillon Bosio and the Accademia di Belle Arti di Sanremo, the Fine Arts Academy of Sanremo, to carve a unique chocolate sculpture under the theme of the Historic Grand Prix of Monaco.  

The winner of this inaugural event was Valentina Trassy, a third-year student at the Pavillon Bosio.  

An auction of the sculptures was held during the evening of 9th May. Managed by Wannenes auction house, the sale generated €5,000. All of the proceeds will be donated to eight local Monaco charities selected by Prince Albert.  

Chokolashow visitors were also invited to attend a series of chocolate-themed workshops and sample sweet treats courtesy of the event’s partners during the course of the event. 

“I’m truly delighted with the public’s approval and the work of the young artists, who interpreted the images of the cars competing in the Monaco Historic Grand Prix so well,” said Bologna at the close of the event. “We’re already planning for the next edition, and are considering the possibility of expanding the event internationally to showcase Monaco’s excellence in combining generosity, art and chocolate.” 

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Photos courtesy of Chokolashow