Sunday, August 18, 2013

Largest chocolate fountain

You have to look closely and only then you realize that it is actually flowing.
I am talking about the largest chocolate fountain in the world.
You will find this at Jean-Philippe Patisserie which is situated inside the Bellagio hotel. 

It stands 26 feet tall from ceiling to the tank below and circulates 4409 lbs of melted chocolate at the rate of 120 quarts per minute. 
You can see the Guinness book certificate on the right.


The  three  colours you see are dark, milk and white chocolate which is pumped by six pumps. These pumps take the chocolate back up through 2 inch diameter SS pipes. To maintain the viscosity, temperature is controlled at 49 deg Celsius (120 F). To maintain the temperature these pipes are sheathed in another 3 inch pipe through which hot oil passes. All these are hidden within the walls of the shop.



25 suspended glass vessels make it look more exquisite. Engineering planning and design took two years.



There are other pastries on display and sale. Clicked a few of them : 




The Croissant too was looking yummy.



 And this dress is made completely of chocolate:



You are surrounded with chocolate, and that makes you wonder, where to start.




14 comments:

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Oh my, I would be in heaven here! I love chocolate so that fountain would be great to see. And all the other treats look delicious - yum!

Joanne Noragon said...

Oh my word! And your pictures are divine, too.

Destiny's child... said...

Wow! This reminds me of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.

Rahul Bhatia said...

A delicious post, indeed:)

Ramakant Pradhan said...

A mouth watering post indeed. I missed the chocolate fountain on my last Vegas visit :(

padmaja said...

Gorgeous pictures, you brought memories of my Vegas trip fresh! I will check the other posts now..

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Ummmm!!! So sweet.. Regards.

TexWisGirl said...

wow! now i'm craving it!

Ms Sparrow said...

It just makes my mouth water!

Sandhya said...

Very sweet post! My niece in the UK kept a chocolate fountain at her daughter's wedding. It looked like a flower shaped water fountain. Fruit pieces, crackers etc. were kept in bowls near the fountain. We can take the watery chocolate from the fountain and eat. I didn't like the fruit chocolate combo, but with crackers, it was good!

Chocolate dress is beautiful!

Somehow I missed reading your posts in between. Now, will follow, Haddock!

Anonymous said...

Nice and informative post.
Wonder how that flow of chocolate will be tasting now.
Charles

Daisy said...

Oh my! Those pictures made my mouth water. What a sweet place to see!

Rama Ananth said...

All the chocolate creations look lovely. Your write up on Las Vegas brought back memories of the few lovely hours spent there. It is indeed worth visiting, and the hotels are s cheap and good there.

Andy Wang said...

So big fountain even see before, just see traditaionl chocolate fountain at wedding