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Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse: A bean-to-bar operation

Legendary chef Alain Ducasse, known for his Michelin-starred restaurants, cooking schools and cookbooks, has embarked on another tasty adventure, this time with chocolate. Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse, Paris’s newest chocolate shop, officially opened in February in the heart of the trendy Bastille neighbourhood. Located at the back of a small courtyard at 40, rue de la … Continue reading Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse: A bean-to-bar operation


Founded in Saint-Etienne (Loire department) by Alsatian chocolatier Eugène Weiss in 1882, Weiss today is one of only a handful of French chocolatiers to make their own chocolate from scratch starting with raw cacao beans. Eugène Weiss is credited with inventing “haut chocolat,” the art of combining cacao beans of different origins to create chocolate … Continue reading Weiss