Easter egg hunts in and around Paris

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

Dalloyau: A chocolate cuckoo clock

This striking chocolate cuckoo clock from Maison Dalloyau in Paris is made of 72 per cent Madagascar dark chocolate (roof/perch/base) and 43 per cent Madagascar milk chocolate (egg). “Pâques au balcon,” as the piece is called, comes in two sizes, 18.5 cm and 70 cm, and is filled with Easter fritures, or small chocolate fishes. The bigger version is available in … Continue reading Dalloyau: A chocolate cuckoo clock

A chocolate egg fit for a king

Chocolatier Jean-Charles Rochoux‘s regal-looking chocolate egg harks back to Easter traditions of yesteryear. Indeed, King Louis XIV of France (1638-1715) used to distribute gold-leaf-painted eggs among his courtisans and servants at Easter.  Louis XIV was known to be very fond of chocolate, and under his reign, it became very popular at the Court. Jean-Charles Rochoux’s gold-leaf-painted chocolate egg is available … Continue reading A chocolate egg fit for a king

Jean-Charles Rochoux: Three Wise Monkeys

For Easter 2015, Paris chocolate artist and chocolatier Jean-Charles Rochoux is featuring the Three Wise Monkeys—Mizaru, Kikazaru and Iwazaru—beautifully sculpted in chocolate. The Three Wise Monkeys are a pictorial maxim that reminds us to “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.” The trio’s popularity can be traced to a 17th-century carving over the … Continue reading Jean-Charles Rochoux: Three Wise Monkeys

Dalloyau: “Œufs de Pack”

Maison Dalloyau‘s “Œufs de Pack” features half-a-dozen of the freshest looking chocolate eggs. Not only that, the “egg carton” is entirely edible too! These luxury chocolate eggs combine a delicate maple syrup mousse and a creamy milk chocolate centre. Each egg is decorated with a touch of edible gold leaf. The egg carton is made with crunchy Piedmont hazelnuts and tender sponge … Continue reading Dalloyau: “Œufs de Pack”

Jour du Macaron 2015

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

La Maison du Chocolat & Moynat

For its Easter chocolate collection, La Maison du Chocolat teamed up with the French luxury trunk-maker Moynat to create some striking accessories for its chocolate geese. Indeed, for the chocolate trunks and bags featured in his Easter Flight collection, Chef Nicolas Cloiseau drew his inspiration from the famous curved luxury trunks handcrafted by Moynat Paris. Chef Cloiseau also created a unique chocolate … Continue reading La Maison du Chocolat & Moynat