Category Archives: Chocolate and Pastry Collections

Gérard Mulot Bûches de Noël 2011

Since its opening on the Left Bank in 1975, Gérard Mulot‘s boulangerie, pâtisserie and chocolate shop has established itself as a gourmand institution. Today, the company has grown to include three shops in Paris and several stores in Japan. The flagship boutique on rue de Seine is known for its gorgeous window displays of jewel-like … Continue reading Gérard Mulot Bûches de Noël 2011

Patrick Roger Noël 2011 Christmas collection

Chocolatier Patrick Roger is known as much for his larger than life chocolate sculptures as for the subtle, exotic flavours of his delicious ganaches and pralines. His windows displays are always amazing, whether giant chocolate Easter Eggs, chocolate elephants, or even a chocolate Berlin Wall. Monsieur Roger’s line-up for the 2011 holiday season is no … Continue reading Patrick Roger Noël 2011 Christmas collection

Jean-Paul Hévin Noël 2011 Christmas collection

Chocolatier and pastry chef Jean-Paul Hévin is one of Paris’s most famous chocolate artisans. His flagship chocolate shop in Paris on the upscale rue Saint-Honoré (1st arr.) is a sleek modern space filled with exquisite chocolate creations and pastries. Monsieur Hévin is notably famous for his chocolate Eiffel Towers, chocolate cigars and fashionable chocolate stiletto … Continue reading Jean-Paul Hévin Noël 2011 Christmas collection

La Maison du Chocolat Noël 2011 Christmas collection

La Maison du Chocolat is probably France’s best-known chocolate shop, synonymous internationally with luxury gourmet chocolate. Founded in Paris in 1977 by legendary master chocolatier Robert Linxe, it today boasts stores in Cannes, London, New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Along with Salon du Chocolat and some of France’s greatest chocolatiers, the company recently paid … Continue reading La Maison du Chocolat Noël 2011 Christmas collection

Saint Patrick’s Day beer-flavoured chocolates

One of Parisian chocolatier Patrick Roger’s seasonal specialities is his Saint Patrick’s Day chocolate — a dark chocolate ganache infused with Irish Guinness beer! Inspired by the symbol of Ireland, the shamrock, and the country’s favourite beverage, these Saint Patrick’s Day chocolates are one-of-a-kind in France, where Saint Patrick’s Day is not traditionally observed. Except … Continue reading Saint Patrick’s Day beer-flavoured chocolates

Chocolate breasts, anyone?

In keeping with his bold and unconventional style, Parisian chocolatier Patrick Roger has created some audacious chocolate treats to mark Valentine’s Day — chocolate breasts! The cheeky confections consist of a creamy salted caramel mousse filling covered with a thin layer of dark chocolate dusted with cocoa powder. Master chocolatier Roger came up with the … Continue reading Chocolate breasts, anyone?