When Chocolate becomes art

13 Oct 2017

Press

“Bleu Chocolat” by Stéphane Leroux. The beauty of artistic chocolate as never seen before, gathered in two unique books.

When it comes to creativity in chocolate, chocolate professionals might think they have seen it all. Stéphane Leroux’s new astonishing book “Bleu Chocolat” will prove the opposite.

This unique book unveils over 100 breathtaking pieces which look nothing like chocolate, but are sure to whet your creative appetite.

“Bleu Chocolat” is the result of Stéphane’s collaboration with Belcolade, the real Belgian chocolate brand of Puratos. It offers an incredible source of inspiration, providing the opportunity to chocolate professionals to create similar pieces of their own.

The beauty of chocolate art caught in pictures

Composed by Belgian photographer Tom Swalens, the artistic volume portrays an array of pieces that look more like modern art.

“Photography is the only means I have to immortalize my creations, although I love the ephemeral, fragile aspect of chocolate. This book is saving my creations for the future.”

Stéphane says.

The technical volume is a step-by-step guide through the techniques of creating a marble, cardboard, concrete or porcelain chocolate effect.

Chocolate art as you have never seen before

When looking at Stéphane’s pieces, one does not think about chocolate. At first sight, readers see marble, concrete, cardboard, sand and ceramics. They will feel astound to discover all these pieces are chocolate.

“We support our technical advisors in their creations and innovations and are proud to provide a platform for Mr. Leroux via this book. Bleu Chocolat is remarkable because it allows him to share his knowledge about chocolate with chocolate passionates around the world,”

says Eddy Van Belle, Chairman of the board of Puratos Group.