Saturday, November 29, 2008

Carlton's Chocolate Log!

How cool is this? The hotel where we stayed is gearing up for the holidays. Part of their celebration is inviting the kids from the town to come into the lobby for Santa's Reading Hour. They have set out trees decorated in burnt orange, red and gold, and also set up this lovely display of chocolate sculptures.

Pastry Chef Daniel Keadle created the sculpture to depict the holiday stories from all faiths from all over the world. It took him 30 days and 300 pounds of chocolate! You could smell the wonderful scent as you walked into the lobby!

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7 comments:

1stdaughter said...

Wow! How cool is that!? I have always seen these types of sculptures on the Food Network but never in person, that would be so neat.

S'mee said...

It *was* pretty cool, but the best thing was this huge huge lobby smelled like chocolate!

Geek+Nerd said...

Wow that chocolate sculpture is crazy huge!

Your comment on my Thanksgiving post cracked me up. It's so true about my dad. He's such a big, grumbly kinda guy...but put a baby in his arms and he's a puddle!

I hope that your Thanksgiving was as wonderful as mine!

Boy Mom said...

Wow! Double Wow! that is oh so amazing. I wonder how much of that 300 lbs. of chocolate was pilfered by the chef and the staff...

S'mee said...

Thanks G+N! Yup pretty fantastic!

Boy Mom, I was wondering the same thing...cuz, certainly, as huge as the sculpture is, it doesn't look like 300 lbs to me!

And then this: Don't you think it would have looked even better against a contrasting colour?

Robyn said...

I love the books labeled as books by the famous chefs of the current food world! How fund for everyone, even kids!

S'mee said...

yup!