On the first floor of the Bellagio inside Jean-Philippe Pâtisserie you'll find the world's largest chocolate fountain. This crazy, fully functional fountain pushes through 2100 lbs of chocolate at a rate of 120 quarts a minute. We sort of stumbled upon this place for lunch one day, and what wonderful, serendipitous treat it became!
Who is Jean-Phillipe? Jean-Philippe Maury is the Executive Pastry Chef for the Bellagio. He oversees a team of seventy people who produce over 15,000 pastries a day for all the restaurants and shops inside the Bellagio. He has won numerous awards, including Best Pastry Chef in France in 1997.
Jean-Philippe's lifelong dream? "Open a French patisserie in the United States with an opulence never before seen."
I have to say, he may just have reached that goal.
Of course, the chocolate fountain alone already makes this patisserie way more opulent than most. On top of that, however, they also make exquisitely detailed pastries, beautiful whimsical cakes, and a wonderful assortment of homemade candies and chocolates. You can even buy "bottled" chocolate from the chocolate fountain.
As you can tell, this place is super fun to visit, even if you don't buy anything. You should definitely go just to check out the awesome fountain and the amazing cakes. If you are hungry, the food is quite good and very reasonably priced, especially for a place right inside the Bellagio.
t's not to late to enter the Eating Las Vegas Giveaway for a $25 gift card to Chef's Catalog. Drawing will occur on Wednesday. Winner has been chosen! Congrats to Michael!
This post is part of a larger Las Vegas series. Posts in this series:
Beijing Noodle No. 9
Joel Robuchon (The Mansion)
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