Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Un Dimanche à Paris

One Sunday in Paris, I had good reason to visit Pierre Cluizel’s new chocolate salon.

Naturally, I was expecting a lovely chocolatier; one that would do his papa proud.

But I didn’t realize it would also be a salon de thé.

With event space.

And two kitchens: one for classes…

…and the other where the patisseries and desserts are made.

Indeed, it’s the first “chocolate concept store” the clerk explained to me, as I ogled the beautiful interior design…

…the rows and boxes of bonbons…



… the shelves stocked aplenty with truffles and tablettes, mendiants and chocolate-covered orange rinds.


I didn’t have any macarons or mini éclairs...

... but of course when I saw a chocolate chip cookie—made with all three chocolates: white, milk and dark—I had to sample.

The great search for le meiux in all of Paris continues.

But I will definitely be back to Un Dimanche another day for chocolaty treats before leaving Paris.

4 comments:

a Broad said...

Chocolate covered Orange rinds ... sigh~

veggietestkitchen said...

I'm dying. First chocolate concept store?! There is a market for my dream in Paris ;)

Arc de triomphe hotels said...

it is like a food-porn - all these chocolate temptations.
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Cruz said...

Chocolate covered Orange rinds ... sigh~