Charbonnel Hot Chocolate, watercolor, 9" x 11 1/2"
Charbonnel et Walker was the 1st stop on last Friday's SweetWalks chockie tour and it was instant love.
I'd never been there before and it's sooooo PRETTY and Victorian!
These pretty boxes contain their Pink Champagne Truffles full of essence of wild strawberries, cream and Marc de Champagne enrobed in milk chocolate.
Charbonnel et Walker have been supplying fine English chocolates in their delightful boxes since 1875. Edward VII (the Prince of Wales) encouraged a partnership between Mrs Walker and Mme. Charbonnel from the Maison Boissier chocolate house in Paris. Charbonnel still holds the Royal Warrant as manufacturers of chocolate to her Majesty The Queen bringing the royal connection up to the present time.
Some of the Queen Mum's favorites, along with the chocolate covered fondant of violet and rose petal essence shown yesterday...
I love this illustrated tip sheet. Most high end chocolate boutiques have an illustrated road map to their chocolates, but this one is worthy of framing in my opinion...
The 8th floor entrance to Cafe Charbonnel NY at Saks Fifth Avenue.
I guess I'm just a sucker for pretty.
Did I mention their Drinking Chocolate is to die for?