Sébastien Gaudard: Easter bells and chocolate fish

Chocolate bells, Sébastien Gaudard, Pâtisserie des Martyrs

Paris pastry chef Sébastien Gaudard, whose vintage-style Pâtisserie des Martyrs is known for classic French pastries, cakes and chocolates, has put together a traditional collection of French Easter goodies: chocolate Easter bells, hens, eggs and fish, and chocolate mousse desserts and sponge cakes. His beautifully…

Easter egg hunts in and around Paris

Chateau de Breteuil

Traditional Easter egg hunts are popular in France, and events take place each year in Paris and its environs. With chocolate eggs being distributed in parks, national monuments, châteaux gardens and a number of hotels and restaurants, these sweet activities offer plenty of family fun for…

A chocolate egg fit for a king

Jean-Charles Rochoux Paris Easter chocolate 2015

Chocolatier Jean-Charles Rochoux‘s regal-looking chocolate egg harks back to Easter traditions of yesteryear. Indeed, King Louis XIV of France (1638-1715) used to distribute gold-leaf-painted eggs among his courtisans and servants at Easter.  Louis XIV was known to be very fond of chocolate, and under his…

Dalloyau: “Œufs de Pack”

Dalloyau chocolate eggs

Maison Dalloyau‘s “Œufs de Pack” features half-a-dozen of the freshest looking chocolate eggs. Not only that, the “egg carton” is entirely edible too! These luxury chocolate eggs combine a delicate maple syrup mousse and a creamy milk chocolate centre. Each egg is decorated…

Jour du Macaron 2015

Jour du Macaron

Friday, March 20 is Jour du Macaron, a sweet day on which macaron lovers are invited to indulge in the tasty confection while supporting an important cause.  As in previous years, participating pâtisseries will be accepting donations for Vaincre la mucoviscidose,…

La Maison du Chocolat & Moynat

La Maison du Chocolat and Moynat

For its Easter chocolate collection, La Maison du Chocolat teamed up with the French luxury trunk-maker Moynat to create some striking accessories for its chocolate geese. Indeed, for the chocolate trunks and bags featured in his Easter Flight collection, Chef Nicolas Cloiseau drew his inspiration…