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Es Koyama, Sanda City (Japan) – When you hear of Susumu Koyama, similarities with Willy Wonka come to mind: The renowned pastry chef created a 5,000 sqm pastry paradise on a hill in Sanda City, which includes a pastry shop, bakery, chocolate shop called “Rozilla” and a “Future Factory” for kids, where a sign says, “No Trespassing For Adults.” But really, Koyama’s artful creations speak to the enthusiastic child in all of us. In his latest collection, ‘Chocology’, he plays with fermented and matured ingredients from Japan, creating bonbons such as Shoyu Soy Sauce Nouveau (cacao, nikiri soy sauce and Pedro Ximénez sherry), Japanese Pickled Radish and Phoenix Peach Blossom Oolong Tea and Mango. In the hands of award-winning chef Koyama, it works. es-koyama.com/global [IdV]