F1 history to inspire Chokolashow sculptures

Chocolate, charity and creativity will come together at the inaugural Chokolashow, with the chosen theme for the event taking its inspiration from the upcoming Historic Grand Prix of Monaco.  

On Thursday 9th May, the Riva Tunnel in Port Hercule will play host to the very first edition of the Chokolashow, a celebration of chocolate artistry and up-and-coming talents from the local art world. 

Eight students from Monaco’s Pavilion Bosio and the Accademia di Belle Arti di Sanremo, the Fine Arts Academy of Sanremo, will be putting their sculptural skills to the test by carving eight large blocks of chocolate into sleek reproductions of the single-seaters that have raced on the famous Monaco street circuit over the years.  

Following the event, these sculptures will be auctioned off by Wannenes, with the proceeds going to a selection of Monaco-based charities.  

“Artists usually work with paint, so this will be an interesting challenge working with chocolate,” says Caroline Bergonzi, a Monegasque artist who will be guiding the students.  

The Chokolashow concept is the brainchild of Maria Bologna, the president of the Monaco International Hub and a life-long lover of chocolate. 

“I am from Turin so chocolate runs in my blood,” she says. 

Alongside the sculptures, visitors will also be able to enjoy a range of workshops, tastings and ice creams made specially for the event by Claudio Rossi from the Bottega del Gelato. 

The display will be open to the public at 8 Quai Antoine 1er from 10am to 6pm on Thursday 9th May. 

For more information about the event, email info@chokolashow.com.  

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