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
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
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
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
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
This week, from October 28 to 30, 2015, twenty of the most talented chocolatiers and pastry chefs from as many countries will gather in Paris to compete in the biggest event in the world of chocolate, the World Chocolate Masters – World Final. They will battle it out to win the coveted title of 2015 … Continue reading World Chocolate Masters: Vote for your favourite chocolate chef!
The Porte de Versailles exhibition hall in Paris will soon be awash with the delicious aroma of chocolate as the 21st annual Salon du Chocolat opens its doors next month. Taking place from October 28 to November 1, 2015, the famous five-day chocolate festival features the hottest trends in chocolate and pastry from France and around … Continue reading Salon du Chocolat 2015: Chocolate Innovations