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

Maison Dalloyau: Spotlight on Christmas

At Maison Dalloyau the spotlight is on the 2015 holiday dessert collection, beautifully photographed by Studio Harcourt in Paris. Founded in 1934 by Cosette Harcourt and brothers Jacques and Jean Lacroix, the legendary Paris photography studio is known for its glamorous black and white portraits of celebrities and high society figures. And now a renowned … Continue reading Maison Dalloyau: Spotlight on Christmas

Les Marquis de Ladurée: Chocolate and pastry workshops

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

World Chocolate Master 2015: Vincent Vallée

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

Best French chocolatiers for 2015

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