The Awards du Chocolat for 2012 were presented on Friday, November 2 in Paris at the annual Salon du Chocolat, which wrapped up on Sunday, November 4. Organised by Club des Croqueurs de Chocolat, L’Express Styles and Salon du Chocolat, the annual awards are given to the best chocolatiers in France.
Salon du Chocolat has just closed its doors in Paris for another year. But in a city where chocolate is as almost as ubiquitous as art, there’s already another chocolate fair coming up. Chocorama, Paris’s “chocolate market”, is taking place from November 11-13, 2011 at Espace des Blancs Manteaux, in the Marais district. Thirty-five French [...]
The annual Awards du Chocolat were held yesterday afternoon in Paris at the Salon du Chocolat, which runs until Monday, October 24, 2011. Organised by Club des Croqueurs de Chocolat, L’Express Styles and Salon du Chocolat, the annual awards are given to the best chocolatiers in France. The best chocolatiers for 2011 were named as [...]
This year’s winner of the World Chocolate Masters competition, which took place in Paris this week alongside the Salon du Chocolat, is Frank Haasnoot, of the Netherlands. Nineteen highly skilled contestants from around the world, each of them already winners of “National Chocolate Masters” competitions in their home countries, participated in the event. For this [...]
With the arrival of spring, fresh fruit tarts are back. Figaroscope magazine has carried out testing and ranking of Paris’s strawberry tarts (tartes aux fraises) to determine which pastry shop makes the city’s best. Tarts gathered from notable pastry shops were scored on appearance, flavour and freshness of strawberries, overall taste, and price/quality. Top marks [...]
The Club des Croqueurs de Chocolat has named France’s top 155 chocolatiers for 2010. At the top of this year’s list, and winners of the prestigious Award du Chocolat, are Jean-Paul Hévin, Pierre Hermé, Fabrice Gillote, Jacques Genin, Anne-Françoise Benoit, Gilles Cresno, Jean-Emile Schmitt, Pascal Le Gac, Patrick Roger, Vincent Guerlais, François Pralus and Richard [...]
The Club des Croqueurs de Chocolat has issued its annual ranking of the top 100 chocolatiers in France. At the top of the list this year are: Fabrice Gillotte (Dijon), Vincent Guerlais (Nantes), Jean-Paul Hévin (Paris), Pierre Hermé (Paris), Pâtisserie Lac (Nice), Pascal le Gac (Saint-Germain-en-Laye), La Maison du Chocolat (Paris), Pariès (Saint-Jean-de-Luz), and François [...]