We were really excited when we read about an unusual exhibition called "Fantasia by Escriba" touted as a "magical wonderland like never before". Willy Wonker's Chocolate factory meets Cirque de Soleil, life size sculptures and giant wedding cakes made entirely out of pastry and chocolates by Christian Escriba and his wife Patricia Schmidt, samples and champagne, what more do I need for a day out, right?
Clowning around before the show
Well, we decided quite quickly to see the Midnight Fantasia because they promised some tantalising "adult only" shows (but it was truly because the price of the tickets were about 1/4 of the usual day show).
"Step Right In"
Midnight Fantasia started at about 10.30 pm. Patrons were invited to an Ibiza party after. We were really more keen on the sculptures and performances.
There was the dreamscape that came to Escriba when he was sleeping one night.
A mad scientist waiting to explode a cake in your face but never did of course.
And a make-up artist for the moon.
There was of course the tallest chocolate waterfall standing at 8.5 m and free all you can drink chocolate shots from the fountain.
In the next pavilion was the circus of sculptures made from all manner of confections.
Models posing as statue
We had more samplings of chocolate lips and chocolates fries and took home many.
Escriba looking rather bred at the DJ console
We were nonetheless a little disappointed as they closed off a big part of the exhibition for the Midnight Fantasia. It was the recreation of La Rambla with the famed confectionery, Escriba. We also did not get a close up of all the finer creations by Patricia Schmidt.
O, and the tantalising adult only show? The wriggling and jiggling interested us for about 15 minutes before we decided to call it a night.
I am glad we went of course. The chocolates were truly delicious and the sculptures were eye-openers. I will highly recommend it for all lovers of sugar craft.
Good thing Escriba will be opening a shop in Singapore soon. I may finally get to see the exquisite "shoes" they bake.