Close your eyes and mentally picture a 27 foot high chocolate fountain!!!
Willy Wonka would be so proud. Pastry chef Jean-Philippe Maury and his team at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas have created the worlds largest chocolate fountain.
Three rivers of dark, two of milk and one of white chocolate twist and swirl from vessel to vessel, flood across, then spill down to the next carefully positioned receptacle.
Standing at 27-feet tall, the masterpiece circulates more than 2,100 pounds of melted dark, milk and white chocolate at a rate of 120 quarts per minute.
The floor-to-ceiling chocolate fountain is enclosed in heavy protective glass. It's a good thing, too. If not, we might not have seen our remote viewers, Teresa and Ralph, again. They visited the Bellagio during the 2007 IRVA conference, and were awe-stricken by the wonderful chocolate smell which issues from the fountain and floods the lobby right outside the restaurant. Hmmm. I wonder why it's located there...
Many thanks to Teresa Frisch and Ralph Burton for this target.