Best French chocolatiers for 2016

Winners of the Awards du Chocolat for 2016 were announced at the Salon du Chocolat, which wrapped up in Paris on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Organised by Club des Croqueurs de Chocolat (CCC) and Salon du Chocolat, these annual French chocolate awards recognize excellence among French and international chocolatiers. The winners this year are:  La Chocolaterie … Continue reading Best French chocolatiers for 2016

Salon du Chocolat 2016: Back to Chocolate

The 22nd annual edition of the Salon du Chocolat in Paris takes place from October 28 to November 1, 2016 at the Porte de Versailles exhibition hall. This five-day chocolate extravaganza, the world’s biggest chocolate festival, showcases the hottest trends in chocolate and pastry from France and around the world. The show will feature 20,000 square … Continue reading Salon du Chocolat 2016: Back to Chocolate

Easter egg hunts in and around Paris

A number of Easter egg hunts are set to take place in Paris and its environs this weekend, with chocolate eggs being distributed in parks, national monuments and châteaux gardens. Secours Populaire is holding its traditional Easter egg hunt on the Champ de Mars (Ecole Militaire side). The event takes place on Sunday, March 27, 2016  from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A “permit” … Continue reading Easter egg hunts in and around Paris

Jour du Macaron 2016

Spring is almost here, and so is Jour du Macaron. This very special fundraiser has a loyal following among fans of the dainty Parisian confection. The 11th annual edition takes place in France on Saturday March 19 and Sunday March 20, 2016. Participating Relais Desserts member pâtisseries in Paris and throughout France will be offering free macarons — in a choice of exotic flavours … Continue reading Jour du Macaron 2016

La Maison du Chocolat: A family of Easter daisies

Spring is in the air at La Maison du Chocolat. Chef Nicolas Cloiseau’s beautifully handcrafted Easter chocolate collection features a field of chocolate daisies soaking up the sun! In this latest holiday creation, Chef Cloiseau has imagined a world where flowers bloom from Easter eggs. He draws luminous petals, sculpts arms waving in mid-air, paints lips bright red, and trims … Continue reading La Maison du Chocolat: A family of Easter daisies

Nicolas Cloiseau named Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

Chocolatier Nicolas Cloiseau, chef and creative director of La Maison du Chocolat, has been named Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. France’s minister of culture and communication, Audrey Azoulay, presented the prestigious award to Chef Cloiseau and seven other artisans from Comité Colbert companies at a ceremony held at the ministry on February 17, 2016. … Continue reading Nicolas Cloiseau named Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

Angelina Paris: Bûche de Noël Annick Goutal

Maison Angelina‘s featured bûche de Noël this year was born of an encounter between the celebrated tea room and the luxury perfume shop Annick Goutal, both based in the elegant Tuileries neighbourhood. Camille Goutal recalls that when she would visit her mother Annick in her laboratory on rue Castiglione, the two would often head to nearby Angelina to enjoy … Continue reading Angelina Paris: Bûche de Noël Annick Goutal