Another particular highlight was an area displaying the magnificent works of art submitted for the Charles Proust Trophy. Held every two years since 2006 the candidates must produce a themed showpiece- this years theme was Dali and his works. They were also required to prepare a chocolate praline cake with a touch of Grand Marnier for tasting (only by the judges sadly). Jean-Paul Hévin, one of my very favourite Paris chocolatiers, was the chair of the judging panel this year.
It was an incredible, breathtaking display.
|There was a photo frenzy -and it wasn't just me!|
|3rd prize Charles Proust Trophy|
|Second Prize Charles Proust Trophy|
|First prize Charles Proust Trophy|
|My favourite on the day|
It won the public prize
|All of them had sensational aspects|
|The attention to detail is stunning|
|They were all so imaginative|
The first and second prizewinners were Japanese this year, with the third place going to Antibes, in regional France. I wonder if this caused a stir in the Paris chocolate world? You can see the full results here.
|Dreaming of France is a wonderful Monday meme|
from Paulita at An Accidental Blog