Chocolatier Patrick Roger is known as much for his larger than life chocolate sculptures as for the subtle, exotic flavours of his delicious ganaches and pralines.
His windows displays are always amazing, whether giant chocolate Easter Eggs, chocolate elephants, or even a chocolate Berlin Wall.
Monsieur Roger’s line-up for the 2011 holiday season is no exception.
Always irresistibly inspired, this chocolate artist has revisited the traditional symbols of Christmas with nostalgia and playful gourmand flair.
His Sapin de Noël (Christmas tree) features the chocolatier’s famous “Allegories,” made with chocolate-dipped caramelised almonds, candied orange peel and raisins.
Le Renne (reindeer) is a rotund 5-kg chocolate sculpture filled with a selection of chocolate goodies.
Entirely made of chocolate, this well-rounded, sprightly Père Noël (Father Christmas) is also filled with assorted chocolates.
And the Orange, that eagerly awaited Christmas treat of yesteryear, has been superbly replicated: despite its appearance, it is entirely made of chocolate and packed with assorted chocolate confections.
108, boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris
Photos: © Patrick Roger