Yours to explode: Chocolate 'disco eggs' are decadent art — even when they're smashed like piñatas
We go behind the scenes with chef Brandon Olsen as he hand-paints one of his signature desserts
Imagine a splatter-painted chocolate egg being smashed like a plated piñata, erupting fruit, candy and truffles. This "Ziggy Stardust disco egg" is a reality, and it's the brainchild of Toronto-based chef and chocolatier Brandon Olsen. Since 2016, he's been delighting diners with his imaginative hand-painted disco eggs.
In this video, we go behind the scenes of Olsen's restaurant La Banane and his chocolate shop CXBO (both of which he helms with his partner artist/filmmaker Sarah Keenlyside) to get an inside look at the painstaking process of hand-painting chocolate eggs. Willy Wonka would approve!
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