Thursday, August 12, 2010

Debauve & Gallais to the rescue

Michel Cluizel. Jean-Paul Hevin. A la Mere de la Famille. Closed, closed, closed.

What’s a chocoholic in Paris to do the month of August??

Get to Saint-Germain, tout de suite!

Debauve & Gallais, the city’s oldest chocolatier, is (thank the chocolate gods) still open.


And it’s not like the bonbons are second-rate. There’s no need to cry or count the days until the other chocolate masters come back to town. I mean, look at these things…

Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, creamy ganache…

…truffles, cordials, pralinés…

by the petite bonbon or—pourquoi pas?—une grande boite. It’s August after all.

7 comments:

puddinglane said...

Miam! Miam! and how elegant is that lovely building - I think I'll settle for the- praline hearts- and perhaps un petit hazelnut log!!!
~Dianne~

bistrogerard said...

How gorgeous! We'll be spending 9 days in Paris in October and my list of must visit places for sweet treats has grown exponentially now that I've discovered your site :-)

Frances said...

It is so good of you to furnish this chocolate first aid for August report. Many thanks.

Just a question, though. When do the D & G folks get to have their summer vacations?

NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

what a gorgeous shop! great post - thanx !! now I am hungry!!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Délicieux! Saint-Germain is such a beautiful area...thanks for the background information too.

Sweet Freak said...

It has been too devastating with all the chocolate boutiques and patisseries closed in recent weeks - it was my duty to share the surprise of discovering Debauve & Gallais open. The chocolate hush inside the shop definitely makes a visit worth it (I'm talking to you bistrogerard!), to say nothing of the praline heart - eight bites of heaven!

You're right, Frances, we should be a bit more altruistic and find out when the employees get their deserved time off!

ParisBreakfasts said...

Oooooooooooooo
I didn't know they stayed open in Aout
AND I didn't know they would let you shoot INSIDE!!
I have to admit I never even tried
Oh Woe is moi!!!
Love a new challange
merci
carolg