Tag Archives: La Maison du Chocolat

Tarte au Chocolat (Chocolate Tart)

Ganache is said to have been invented sometime in the 1850s when a chocolatier’s apprentice accidentally poured boiling cream over some chocolate. Furious, the master chocolatier chastised his apprentice, calling him “ganache,” a term that at the time meant “dimwit” or “moron” in French (it also refers to a horse’s jowl). But as it turns … Continue reading Tarte au Chocolat (Chocolate Tart)

La Maison du Chocolat chocolates for Roissy travellers

La Maison du Chocolat and Aéroports de Paris will be distributing free chocolates to holiday travellers this month. Aéroports de Paris hostesses will be handing out the goodies – two varieties of dark chocolate ganache bonbons – to travellers at Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle (Roissy) Terminals 2E and 2F (Schengen Zone) on the weekends of December  18/19 and … Continue reading La Maison du Chocolat chocolates for Roissy travellers

Salon du Chocolat 2010: World’s biggest chocolate festival

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

“Nuit du Gâteau” at La Maison du Chocolat

On Thursday June 3, 2010 La Maison du Chocolat will be holding its first ever “Nuit du Gâteau” (Cake Night), an evening devoted to sampling chocolate pastries in the company’s Paris stores. Samples of luxury chocolate tarts, pastries, macarons and more will be offered to visitors free of charge. La Maison du Chocolat Head Pastry … Continue reading “Nuit du Gâteau” at La Maison du Chocolat

Best French chocolatier awards for 2009

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