200 Pound, Life-Size Chocolate Santa Arrives at Bellagio's Jean-Philippe Patisserie

November 30, 2005
  WHAT:   A life-size chocolate Santa Claus kicks off the holiday season at
          Bellagio.  Executive Pastry Chef Jean-Philippe Maury, at his
          namesake patisserie, created the dark and milk chocolate rendition
          of good ole Saint Nick.  Weighing 200 pounds and standing 5 feet
          tall, the edible masterpiece is perched above Jean-Philippe
          Patisserie for everyone to see.  The Santa took two weeks to
          create and will be on display through the end of the year.

          (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20051130/LAW115 )

  WHERE:  Jean-Philippe Patisserie located within Bellagio's new Spa Tower
          3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South
          Las Vegas, Nev.

  WHEN:   On display, November 26 through January 1, 2006

PRNewswire -- Nov. 30

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