An Easter French Hen

Alain Ducasse and Pierre Tachon’s contemporary chocolate chicken.

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The chocolate hen French designer Pierre Tachon has created in collaboration with La Manufacture de Chocolat d’Alain Ducasse for Easter 2016 has something of a jewellery piece about it—its body is comprised of a faceted, inverted diamond shape, and the simple triangular forms of its tail and beak capture a hen’s likeness with subtle grace. Indeed, Tachon was inspired by jewel-cutters when conceiving the piece, spending months prototyping chocolate moulds to achieve the ultimate geometric-avian effect. The final product comes filled—should you have the heart to crack it—with crispy almond-praline eggs, and joins Ducasse’s tempting line-up of sophisticated Easter treats, including nut praline-filled eggshells and an assortment of solid chocolates shaped like bivalves and fish by antique candy moulds.

Photo: Pierre Tachon/Alaine Ducasse
www.lechocolat-alainducasse.com


Post Date:

March 23, 2016