While everyone upstairs at the Paris Salon du Chocolat was stuffing their faces full of chocolate, downstairs the brand new Salon du Chocolat Professionnel was taking place and we were stuffing our faces too. Don't kid yourself. Plus we got to pause and sit on a giant chocolate religieuse poof
These are NOT giant chocolate macarons seats... But rather freebie eats at the Barry Callebaut cafe for the starving professional attendents. Spoons is righ!There were plenty of celebrity chefs signing their cookbooks like Stephan Glacier.And other pastry chefs busy judging chocolate sculptures... Did you know that all chocolate cullinary students must create these elaborate concoctions that no one ever gets to eat? It's part of the training. There was also a replay of the final of the World Chocolate Masters, an international competition taking place.French pastry schools were well represented by Pierre Herme's Atelier among others.
Plus a witty display of chocolate "ART"
Chocolate plate and spoon for your chocolate spaghetti anyone?
Totally chocolate soccer shoes... We all need these right?
REAL ballerinas not chocolate ones, but in dark chocolate patent leather.
Another place to rest yourself while still stuffing your face...
This Pileo cookie fits neatly over you cup of hot espresso while the dark chocolate inner lining melts nicely...
French chocolate maker, Weiss had a help-yourself table of all their mini bars. YUM Oh where are my samples now when need them and there's 3-4" of snow outside?