Learning new confectionary or pâtisserie skills is always fun, especially in a Paris chocolate shop. As the holiday season fast approaches, there’s still time to take a chocolate class or two at Les Marquis de Ladurée, Maison Ladurée’s dedicated chocolate store in Paris. The line-up for upcoming chocolate classes includes ganaches, gianduja and rochers, while … Continue reading Les Marquis de Ladurée: Chocolate and pastry workshops
The 2015 edition of the World Chocolate Masters wrapped up today at Porte de Versailles in Paris, following three days of tough competition among some of the world’s top chocolatiers and pastry chefs. The champion is 27-year-old Vincent Vallée (France), who now holds the of title World Chocolate Master 2015. Mr Vallée, who honed his chocolate and pastry skills with master chocolatier Patrick … Continue reading World Chocolate Master 2015: Vincent Vallée
The Awards du Chocolat for 2015 were presented this afternoon in Paris at the annual Salon du Chocolat, which runs until Sunday, November 1. Chocolate awards this year were given to Bello et Angeli – Les Chocolatiers, Toulouse (Award du Nouvel Entrant), La Cabosse Gourmande, Saint-Maur-des-Fossés (Award de l’Espoir), Le Chocolat d’Emmanuel Briet, Epernay (Award de l’Harmonie), Chocolat Pascal, Bayonne (Award du Coup … Continue reading Best French chocolatiers for 2015
Winners of the Cocoa of Excellence programme’s International Cocoa Awards (ICA) for 2015 were announced today in Paris at the Salon du Chocolat, the city’s annual five-day chocolate festival. The ICAs recognize the work of cocoa famers and celebrate the quality, flavour and diversity of cocoas according to their origin. Seventeen awards were given this year. The winners by region/country for … Continue reading International Cocoa Awards 2015
This week, from October 28 to 30, 2015, twenty of the most talented chocolatiers and pastry chefs from as many countries will gather in Paris to compete in the biggest event in the world of chocolate, the World Chocolate Masters – World Final. They will battle it out to win the coveted title of 2015 … Continue reading World Chocolate Masters: Vote for your favourite chocolate chef!
The Porte de Versailles exhibition hall in Paris will soon be awash with the delicious aroma of chocolate as the 21st annual Salon du Chocolat opens its doors next month. Taking place from October 28 to November 1, 2015, the famous five-day chocolate festival features the hottest trends in chocolate and pastry from France and around … Continue reading Salon du Chocolat 2015: Chocolate Innovations
A la Mère de Famille‘s Easter collection features a chocolate hen that’s all dressed up for the occasion, with her edible cape, hat and handbag. Decked out in a houndstooth cape, “Poule pied d’poule,” designed by Chef Julien Merceron, is made of 65 per cent dark chocolate (or 36 per cent milk chocolate). The accessories, face and feet are … Continue reading A la Mère de Famille: Chocolate fashion