chocolatei.jpg"I wanted to create access to a remarkable celebration of chocolate, food, love and good living." - Virginie Delavaud New York, N.Y. -Migration of Senses has announced the 2nd edition of Chocolate & I, New York (CINY), a unique chocolate and food and culture emersion experience. This year CINY addresses the theme of "The Journey" through carefully curated events that from Feb. 8-14  will transport us from New York City to unexpected horizons. "We want the five senses to be continually surprised by the journey to discovery that we are planning to offer each day at this year's edition. Our guests will be free to indulge any chocolate mood they feel at any given moment of the day," said Migration of Senses and CINY's founder Virginie Delavaud. Building on a successful 2009 launch, CINY's new home is a large-scale event space in Chelsea where guests will spark lively discussions and enjoy tastings, pairings, and educational talks with renowned chocolatiers, chefs, mixologists, chemists, and food experts. Based in New York City, French-born Virginie Delavaud has ten years of experience in designing and presenting innovative programs. "I wanted to create access to a remarkable celebration of chocolate, food, love and good living," said Virginie Delavaud. "Chocolate & I, New York is a playground for adults and children who will enjoy a spontaneous journey through the artistic world of chocolate today from a cultural lens and personal sensory experience. We are witnessing cacao alchemists and chocolate experts uniting worldwide to provide what can be described as a new generation of what we call ‘good chocolate'." On Saturday, February 13, CINY presents an afternoon of activities for kids and an evening of pre-Valentine's Day festivities for singles. A very special St. Valentine's Day program will be held on Sunday, February 14. Chocolate & I, New York celebrates the magical qualities of cacao, explores new combinations between food, art and culture, and connects participants to brands and new products. The chocolate experiences at CINY are exquisite, both in taste and quality, with chocolates made from the best of cacao beans, grown with attention to the environment and cognizant of the people who make a living from its culture. Each taste experience enlivens one's sense of why chocolate means so much to those who love it, as it alluringly invites those who have never experienced its captivating magic to taste and live! Chocolate & I, New York Participants include: Bespoke Chocolate, Fine & Raw, Joy's Truffles, Kallari, La Maison du Chocolat, MarieBelle, Hoja Verde, Roni-Sue, Michel Cuizel, Heather Carlducci-Rodriguez, Orson Salicetti, Alex Stupak, John Iuzzini, Dave Arnold, Charnan Lewis, Andrea Loefke, Karlssonwilker, Sakaya, Red Flower, Room4Chocolate, Forbidden Food, Migration of Senses, Guayaki Yerba Mate, Growing Chefs, Slow Food, Bees Without Borders, CENYC, The Rainforest Alliance, among others. A complete schedule of programming and events for the week-long 2nd edition of CINY is to be announced, please visit for updates, follow on Twitter@Chocolateandi, or find on Facebook page ‘Chocolate and I'. Chocolate & I, New York is open to the public. Daily event passes are available for purchase online or on-site. For all press inquiries and media requests, contact Debra Anderson, (347) 463-9023, or Event Hours: Monday, Feb. 8 - Friday Feb. 12 -- 4-10 p.m. Saturday Feb. 13 - Sunday Feb. 14 - 2-11 p.m. Location: 511-531 W. 25th Street Between 10th and 11th Avenue New York, NY 10001 About Chocolate & I, New York (CINY) Chocolate & I, New York (CINY) is an annual celebration of chocolate and good eating in New York City presented by Migration of Senses. The event is designed to awaken the senses and enchant not only chocolate aficionados, but also offer new experiences and knowledge through quality events that exquisitely melt chocolate with food, design, and the arts. It is the goal of CINY to transform New York City into a sensory homage to chocolate during the week of St. Valentine's as we invite guests to learn more about the unique virtues of authentic chocolate; discover the work of various artists and the many new cultures in our midst; connect to new brands; and reach a new level of social/environmental awareness through these innovative chocolate tastings, pairings, discussions, and art installations. For more information, visit About Migration of Senses Specialists in event designing, producing, managing and marketing, Migration of Senses focuses on creating not only an environment in which the guest is the centerpiece, but also true memorable sensory experiences and quality events. Migration of Senses' mission is to spread new ideas in unique and unconventional ways; connect a rapidly growing demographic of food and design and arts enthusiasts with innovative brands and products; support talented emerging and established artists and promote their work. For more information, please visit CONTACT: Debra Anderson (347) 463-9023 DEBRA@CULTURESHOCKMARKETING.COM