Published on 5/6/24

A chocolate ode to earth by Chef Dimitri Esposito

A chocolate suclpture made from 100% recycled chocolate

By Chef Dimitri Esposito Head Pastry Chef, Jumeirah Al Qasr

At Valrhona we celebrate sharing the culinary inspiration of our chefs! Through unwavering commitment to sustainability and the pursuit of culinary artistry, Chef Dimitri’s ‘Chocolate Ode to Earth’ serves as a testament to the profound impact of sustainability in our ventures. We pave the way for a better and sustainable future, fostering unity in our collective efforts for continued action.

In the wake of COP 28 last year, held within Madinat Jumeirah, Chef Dimitri was moved to channel his creativity toward a cause dear to our planet: sustainability. Thus, with the support of Valrhona UAE's recycled chocolate, we present to you a visual symphony of ecological consciousness.

The majestic Tree of Life stands tall, crafted from recycled chocolate, its branches reaching skyward to symbolise the interconnectedness of all life. On the left, the Urban Mind reflects our complex relationship with urbanism, while the Organic Mind on the right celebrates our innate connection to nature. At the forefront, Togetherness embodies unity and collaboration, reminding us of the collective effort needed to shape a sustainable future.

As you immerse yourself in the beauty of this chocolate tableau, may it inspire reflection and action. Let us stand together, hand in hand, as stewards of our planet, nurturing and protecting it for generations to come.