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October 31, 2012

Some news from France LXXXVI

Ok, so this is a short entry just to remind you all the 18th Salon du Chocolat started today, but this year will miss it ,as I will be in Brest during the All Saints holiday or Toussaints in France

This are the small details , From Octobr 31 to November 4  2012. From 10h to 19h (time). at the Porte de Versailles, pavillons 5/2 and 5/3, admission is  13€, 3-12 yrs pay  6,50€, younger than  3 yrs are free.

The major details and for me the must to see are (numbers are the stand where they are located)

Bernachon (#D42) : the famous lyonnaise house, go for the palets d’or and its pralinés.

Henri Le Roux (#D17) : the master from my new region of Brittany exactly from Quiberon, for its  “truffes de truffe” ,and its caramel beurre salé.

Jean-Paul Hévin (#D21) :the Parisien master for its excellent hot chocolat or chocolat chaud, serve on site!

Philippe Pascoët (#C24) :the exile Breton living in Switzerland, for its orangettes and ganaches recherchées (absinthe, basilic, thym…).

Pierre Marcolini (#D26) : the most famous of the Belgians are here, for its “chocolat primitif” and his  grands crus from Brazil, Ecuador,and Madagascar

and here is the site in English,

The winter is here so come prepared temps here now at 12C or about 55F, mornings and late nights even colder.  Ahh and forget the overly pricey and touristic Angelina , been there many time even the one by the petit trianon in Versailles nice but try this one  chocolaterie Jacques Genin;133 Rue de Turenne, 75003, closed mondays and open tuesdays to fridays 11 to 19h and Saturdays 11-20h nearest metro Filles du Calvaire webpage And ,an oldie Amorino, my fav store at 4 Rue de Buci, 75006 , open mondays to sundays from 12 to 00H midnight! nearest transport metro Mabillon, webpage

Enjoy the weekend everyone!! I will be out tom early to a destination to be showcase in my blog next week. Cheers

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