In celebration of Easter (candy), I’d like to share an excerpt from Anthony Bourdain’s show, “No Reservations”. While visiting Spain, Bourdain spent some time with an artisan chocolatier named Enric Rovira. Rovira doesn’t just make chocolate. He brings it to life! Chocolate is an art form; each unique creation is the result of much experimentation with temperature and time and only the best chocolate recipes. In this episode, Rovira shows Tony (and us) how he makes his world-famous Easter eggs.
He describes this hollow egg as “a sculpture made of chocolate” and Bourdain points out that the finished eggs are actually quite Dali-esque. The very special thing about these eggs is the technique he uses to give them their surreal qualities. Rovira places his hollow eggs in the SUN and allows nature to melt an opening in the top of the egg. The sun! The resulting droopiness in the top of the egg resembles something from a Dali masterpiece or, as Bourdain suggests, the mountains surrounding Rovira’s home in Barcelona. It really is a stunning work of art.