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The World’s Largest Chocolate Fountain

Photo: John Locher In 2005, pastry chef Jean-Philippe Maury created this enormous 25-tiered chocolate fountain for the Bellagio hotel and casino in Las Vegas. It’s 27 feet tall and circulates 120 quarts of chocolate per minute: It wasn’t, you see, quite as simple as constructing a waterfall. “Water doesn’t change,” Maury said. “Chocolate is complicated.” It must [...]