However the disappointment was big when all we encountered in the pop-up store was a little workshop showing how marzipan elephants were formed. I must add the artist was standing on top of a 5cm thick pavement of chocolate while he was working on a barrel of solid chocolate! I am assuming those are the blocks M. Roger starts off with when he sculpt his famous chocolate creatures.
More than an artist, Patrick Roger is a creator who invites us to use our senses... to see, to feel, to touch and to taste with delight. This time around, unfortunately, it was more seeing than tasting.
We've found the pop-up store, hurray!
A little chocolate Christmas decoration to welcome us
Wow! All these lions are made of chocolate?!? False alarm, they're bronze.
But we've found some chocolate miniature Christmas trees for sale!
As well as plenty of boxes of chocolate... but this is not what we came for!
So where's the chocolate?
A very friendly patissier - NOT M. Roger - demonstrating how to add marzipan elephant ears.
Expat girl is unimpressed, she is sure she could manage these all by herself.
She's probably right!
But look! He's standing on solid chocolate! THAT is seriously cool!
However, it was a sleak-looking gallery...
... more geared towards metal sculptures than chocolate ones! ;)