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- Happy Easter!-

05 Apr. 2019

 

Fortunately, daylight saving time also springs forward to chocolate time! The Relais Desserts pastry chefs play withall shapes and color with humor and finesse and create artistic, playful and whimsical chocolate artworks. Not only are these an exquisite invitation to travel, but they are also an invitation to the sweetness of spring and childhood.

 

 

The Easter Nest by Frédéric Cassel.

 

 

Vianney Bellanger, Le Mans

 

What is Easter for you?

Life starting up again.

 

Your nicest creations this year?

The décor egg with its cherry branches burgeoning and the Lucia tart: light hazelnut mousse and cream, and lime compote decorated with edible flowers.

 

The creative thread?

Nature’s awakening.

 

 

Bellanger House

 

Bellanger House

 

 

Laurent Le Daniel, Rennes

 

What is Easter for you?

It’s a family time, a time for sharing; when you enjoy making your loved ones happy.

 

The creative thread this year?

Japanese culture, which has inspired the Zen garden and our collection of chocolate figures.

 

The 7 fresh eggs by Laurent Le Daniel: light lemon cream and raspberry crémeux, almond Dacquoise and sweet dough crunchy.

 

Zen garden by Laurent Le Daniel: light vanilla cream, green tea crème brûlée, orange marmalade, green tea sponge cake and sesame, praline crunchy.

 

 

Jean-Paul Hévin, Paris

 

What is Easter for you?

For me, it evokes the little praline eggs, an inescapable treat! And it’s mainly a kids’ celebration. It’s so much fun to watch them hunt for chocolate eggs.

 

Your nicest creation this year?

The Airport egg: if you took your Easter egg on a trip, that’s what it would look like!

 

The creative thread?

Travel, which is at the heart of my craft of chocolate maker.

 

Airport Egg by Jean-Paul Hévin

 

Fish-bag by Jean-Paul Hévin

 

 

Pierre Hermé, Paris

 

What is Easter for you?

Chocolate overflowing from the hen, rabbit or bell’s molds in our family bakery-pastry shop’s workshop and that I enjoyed thoroughly!

 

Your nicest creations this year?

In a collaboration with the Christofle house, we reinterpreted Mood by Christofle, which joins the iconic materials of each house: silver for Christofle and chocolate for Pierre Hermé Paris.

Reinterpretation of the Mood by Christofle, by Pierre Hermé Paris.

 

Nougatine Crunchy Eggs by Pierre Hermé Paris

 

 

Laurent Duchêne, Paris

 

What is Easter for you?

A fun celebration for the kids with playful chocolate figures.

 

Your nicest creations this year?

Like every year, we have our milk or dark chocolate smooth eggs and our range of all dark chocolate mendiant eggs and milk chocolate nougatine eggs.

 

Ivory Coast 38% milk chocolate nougatine eggs by Laurent Duchêne.

 

 

Nicolas Bernardé, La Garenne Colombe

 

What is Easter for you?

I see it as an opportunity to share beautiful, sweet and chocolaty moments with your family in the warm spring sun.

 

Your nicest creations this year?

Our collection of chocolate figures and the Jungle Délice (Jungle Delight), a sweet blend of chocolate and raspberry.

 

The creative thread?

Savannah animals, a beautiful and precious but so fragile fauna.

 

 

Jungle Délice by Nicolas Bernardé Moist almond cake with praline crunchy, raspberry cream, chocolate mousse, chocolate petals, light vanilla and raspberry cream… © Françoise Vauzeilles

 

 

Roberto Rinaldini, Rimini (Italie)

 

What is Easter for you?

The opening of the first Rinaldini shop, 19 years ago.

 

Your nicest creations this year?

The fairytale world with unicorns and narwhals, the Colomba, perfect with our travel cake and our shoes and bags… in chocolate.

 

Roberto Rinaldini

 

Roberto Rinaldini

 

 

Guy KrenzerLenôtre House, Paris

 

What is Easter for you?

The opportunity to find your childhood spirit again with facetious and sweet creations composed of quality ingredients.

 

The creative thread?

Some world animals in their enchanted forest, an owl, a panda and a raccoon, illustrated by the artist Michaël Cailloux then adapted by our pastry chefs and chocolate makers.

 

Lenôtre House

 

 

Maëlig Georgelin, Au Petit Prince, Étel

 

What is Easter for you?

A very sweet celebration around one magical and primary ingredient: chocolate!

 

The creative thread?

“Child dreams” with the aviator, the teddy bear, the unicorn and the horse.

 

 

Easter Eggs, Le Petit Prince © Hervé Le Reste

 

 

Mathieu Kamm, Sélestat

 

What is Easter for you?

It’s an occasion for a family gathering and hiding the eggs in the yard for the children.

 

Your nicest creations this year?

The chocolate eggs, Mickey, Minnie and Unicorn style.

 

 

 

Mathieu Kamm

 

 

Christophe Roussel, La Baule

 

What is Easter for you?

The egg hunt in the backyard with lots of chocolaty treats to eat.

 

Your nicest creations this year?

The goat doing yoga, our favorite piece!

 

The creative thread?

The active farm! Gym, CrossFit, yoga…

 

The Egg family by Christophe Roussel.

 

 

 

Jeff Oberweis, Luxembourg

 

What is Easter for you?

A celebration when we can unleash our creative madness.

 

The creative thread this year?

A punk, rock n’ roll, fashion universe and the movie Bohemian Rhapsody.

 

 

The Chicks by Oberweis House: Brazilian origin 42% milk chocolate molding.

 

Queen Fish by Oberweis House: Madagascar origin 68% dark chocolate molding.

 

 

Alban Guilmet, Caen

 

What is Easter for you?

The time we can let our creativity and imagination loose in the chocolate universe.

 

Your nicest creations this year?

Constructions on the theme of pirates made out of dark, milk and blond chocolate with 100% natural food-colorings, made of fruits and vegetables.

 

 

Alban Guilmet

 

Sweet modes of transportation By Sébastien Bouillet Dark chocolate eggs with white chocolate and Dulcey décor, filled with feuilleté eggs and folded eggs. © Nicolas Villion

 

 

Patrick Gelencser, La Roche-sur-Yon

 

The creative thread?

The “Chocolate Planet” theme, which is a reminder of our Bean to Bar chocolate making operation. It’s a sweet world tour around cocoa origins such as Papuan, Aztec, Massai and of course the master chocolatier!

 

Patrick Gelencser

 

 

The Lion King’s theme by Michel Belin.

 

 

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