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[Chef Alain Roby at All Chocolate Kitchen's Primo creates a lavish afternoon tea.]
A corner of culinary heaven is at South Third and James streets in Geneva, where the expanding repertoire of French chef Alain Roby extends to afternoon tea in the restaurant Primo adjacent to his All Chocolate Kitchen.
The Food Network recently made its sixth visit to the shop, and on display is the resulting peacock made from 50 pounds of sugar that was spun and blown into an iridescent jewel-like design by the chef in one day. Another visual treat is the giant "Chocosaurus" sculpture, joining Cupid and a life-size astronaut among Roby's creations.
Primo, an intimate, 35-seat boutique restaurant open select evenings for people 21 and older, is a confection unto itself with avant-garde design touches extending to a towering chocolate derrick whose colorful components are created from sugar. OpenTable recently named Primo to its top 10 best overall restaurants in Chicago.