One of Parisian chocolatier Patrick Roger’s seasonal specialities is his Saint Patrick’s Day chocolate — a dark chocolate ganache infused with Irish Guinness beer!
Inspired by the symbol of Ireland, the shamrock, and the country’s favourite beverage, these Saint Patrick’s Day chocolates are one-of-a-kind in France, where Saint Patrick’s Day is not traditionally observed.
Except when you’re a chocolatier named Patrick and your shop colour is green!
Beer and chocolate go very well together, apparently.
Around 7,000 to 8,000 of the chocolate and beer confections will be sold in the chocolatier’s four Paris locations in honour of the Irish holiday.
Patrick Roger, whose received the Best Chocolate in Paris award in 2007, sells another beer and whiskey chocolate year-round, called “Hypoxie.”