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?
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 … Continue reading Top French chocolatier awards for 2010
It’s one of the most popular gastronomic events in Paris. The city’s annual Salon du Chocolat is set to take place next month to the delight of tens of thousands of chocolate lovers of all ages. From 28 October to 1 November 2010, the world’s biggest chocolate festival will bring together chocolate exhibitors and those … Continue reading Salon du Chocolat 2010: World’s biggest chocolate festival
From Friday, April 2 to Sunday, May 16, 2010, ten tables splendidly decorated by 20 of France’s top chocolatiers will be on display at the Château de Breteuil, located in the Yvelines department, just outside of Paris. Traditional symbols of Easter such as chocolate eggs, rabbits, bells and hens will be featured alongside some more … Continue reading Chocolatiers’ talents on display at Château de Breteuil
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 … Continue reading Best French chocolatier awards for 2009
Jean-Paul Hévin is widely regarded as Paris’s leading chocolatier, a true chocolate artist whose creations include chocolate Eiffel Towers, chocolate cigars and even chocolate stiletto shoes. Behind the plain-looking façade of his flagship chocolate store on the elite rue Saint-Honoré (1st arr.) is a sleek and softly-lit modern designer space filled with phenomenal chocolate creations. … Continue reading Jean-Paul Hévin