Tag Archives: Nicolas Cloiseau

La Maison du Chocolat: A midwinter night’s dream

A chocolate showpiece as intricate as clockwork, a gold leaf-covered chocolate pendant, a tasty advent calendar and a dense chocolate bûche de Noël are the highlights of La Maison du Chocolat‘s 2013 Christmas collection. Created by Master Chef Nicolas Cloiseau, the collection’s signature confection is an elaborately handcrafted six-kilogram dark chocolate showpiece packed with gourmet roasted nuts … Continue reading La Maison du Chocolat: A midwinter night’s dream

Best French chocolatiers for 2013

The Awards du Chocolat for 2013 were presented on Thursday, October 31 in Paris at the annual Salon du Chocolat, which runs until Sunday, November 3. Organised by Club des Croqueurs de Chocolat in partnership with the Salon du Chocolat, the annual awards are given to the best chocolatiers in France. The top French chocolatiers for 2013 … Continue reading Best French chocolatiers for 2013

Paris Design Week: Géométrie Gourmande

La Maison du Chocolat is taking part in the third edition of Paris Design Week, which runs from September 9-15, 2013. At the invitation of MOST, a new fashion, luxury and design magazine, La Maison du Chocolat’s Chef Nicolas Cloiseau has created some striking geometric designs made of chocolate. Photographs of Cloiseau’s designs, taken by … Continue reading Paris Design Week: Géométrie Gourmande

Duo de Ganaches: Andalousie/Yuzu

La Maison du Chocolat‘s springtime duo de ganaches pairs Menton lemon and Japanese wild yuzu (misho yuzu). Inspired by the tanginess and flavour of these two citrus fruits, chocolatier Nicolas Cloiseau has reworked the classic Andalousie ganache recipe created by Robert Linxe, founder of La Maison du Chocolat. Ganache noire Andalousie (dark chocolate Andalusia ganache) … Continue reading Duo de Ganaches: Andalousie/Yuzu

La Maison du Chocolat “A saute-mouton !”

Nicolas Cloiseau, chef and creative director of La Maison du Chocolat, has created a cute little flock of chocolate sheep for this year’s Easter collection, called “A saute-mouton !”  Inspired by Ouessant sheep, a breed of dark sheep from the island of Ouessant in Brittany, Chef Cloiseau’s curly-coated sheep, Frisoton and Frisette, come in milk and dark chocolate, … Continue reading La Maison du Chocolat “A saute-mouton !”

Delectable Duos for Valentine’s Day

La Maison du Chocolat master chef Nicolas Cloiseau has created five new ganache and praliné flavour pairings for Valentine’s Day. These exotic fruit and spice flavour “duos” are selected for both contrast and complementarity, reflecting harmony, passion and tenderness, according to the chocolatier. Pictured below are: Peppery vanilla, dark chocolate ganache and almond-hazelnut praliné with … Continue reading Delectable Duos for Valentine’s Day

La Maison du Chocolat: Christmas under the stars

La Maison du Chocolat has put together a stellar collection of chocolate creations for this year’s holiday season! Created under the direction of chef Nicolas Cloiseau, these festive goodies combine the magic of Christmas with stunning chocolate artistry. From a star-studded chocolate bûche de Noël to fruit- and nut-filled chocolate stars and a striking chocolate Christmas tree, this year’s … Continue reading La Maison du Chocolat: Christmas under the stars