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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

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

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