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
Traditional Easter egg hunts are popular in France, and events take place each year in Paris and its environs. With chocolate eggs being distributed in parks, national monuments, châteaux gardens and a number of hotels and restaurants, these sweet activities offer plenty of family fun for children of all ages. Here are just a few Easter egg hunts taking place in and … Continue reading Easter egg hunts in and around Paris
Friday, March 20 is Jour du Macaron, a sweet day on which macaron lovers are invited to indulge in the tasty confection while supporting an important cause. As in previous years, participating pâtisseries will be accepting donations for Vaincre la mucoviscidose, a non-profit association that helps those afflicted with cystic fibrosis. In return, visitors are offered a free macaron! … Continue reading Jour du Macaron 2015
Un Dimanche à Paris is offering another series of yummy hands-on workshops, from chocolate making and chocolate tasting to how to make eclairs, madeleines, choux and other classic French pastries and cakes. Workshops take place on Monday and Tuesday evenings at the chocolate store’s central Paris location in the 6th arrondissement. Each session is limited … Continue reading Un Dimanche à Paris: Chocolate and pastry workshops