A la Mère de Famille head chef Julien Merceron‘s twist on one of the traditional symbols of Easter deliciously combines humour and imagination.
Exquisitely handcrafted, “La poule mouillée” — a playful hen basking in a tub of crispy chocolate spheres — comes in dark chocolate (68 per cent cacao) or milk chocolate (36 per cent cacao). Its crest, beak and barbels are crafted out of marzipan.
The chocolate hen-in-a-tub and assorted goodies — chocolate eggs and “fritures” (tiny chocolate fish) are hidden inside — weigh 350 grams.
A la Mère de famille, operating in the same location since 1761, is Paris’s oldest sweets shop.
Available at A la Mère de Famille, 35, rue du Faubourg-Montmartre, 75009 Paris and other locations
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