Saturday, October 28, 2017

Salon du Chocolat 2017

Last nite at the inauguration of the 2017 Salon du Chocolat I wore myself out PBers combing the ins and outs of Paris' best chocolate for 3 hours! Such hard work.
The most beautiful pastry IMHO was this religieuse chocolat  from Jeffrey Cagnes of Stohrer
Yann Couvreur, the fox enthusiast created this year's giant all-chocolate sculpture for the salon.
I thought I would paint onsite but it was insanely crowded
Couvreur has his first recipe book out. His lovely chocolate foxes were getting grabbed up at C30
In the same area new Karamel was caramel heaven at C30
My fav British chocolatier, Rococo Chocolates is nearby in the back at D53.
Their packaging and everything inside is to die for. A Don't-Miss.
The pastry/chocolate chefs show up 1st nite. Eclair king, Christoph Adams minding his stand and shouting out CHOCOOOOOLAT!
So many cocoa beans to remind you where chocolate comes from.
The colors!
Hugo Victor at D8 have been coming for years. Beautiful design, beautiful flavors.
Of course the chocolate dresses...trying to see the fashion show the 1st nite is insanely impossible.
Michel Chaudun of the famous 'pavé', little chocolate paving stones is at A28
Here's my haul from last night - my annual stash of Lyon's Bernachon (D23) fab cacao for a year of daily hot chocolates. Bag and teatowel from Rococo Chocolates. Their drinking chocolate tin adds a note of serenity to my chaotic drawing table. More chocolate salon to come.
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19 comments:

  1. you are like clockwork. i got your email last year same day, maybe a bit later and dashed to the event. i’m going now. i can only do an hour but since i’m leaving monday am i’ve got to give it a try.

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    1. You go Girl!
      At least this year I included stand locations ❤️

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  2. I think I will have to find some KARAMELS sooooooooooooooon!

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  3. Miam, miam !

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  4. I can only imagine being here in person and the incredible smell of chocolate throughout the venue! Isn't is unbelievable to look at a pod of cacao and think of how people discovered how to turn it into one of the most delectable substances known to man?! Lovely watercolors of the pastries, as usual!!

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    1. You would adore the salon Christina.
      The lower level is all bean-to-bar small producers from around the world.
      Fabulous! And tomorrow's post.

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  5. georgeanne11:53 AM

    The France 24 tele was showcasing the dresses from the show-and some of the booths my favorite regardless of taste is the box looking like a French sailor's hat I ADORE IT!!

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    1. That adorable sailor's hat is très delish...filled with caramel au beurre salé (salted butter).
      I was surprised how good it was.

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  6. LOOOOVE <3
    Next year I'm coming to!!

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    1. Yes please join me! Very fun even if very hard work...ahem.

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    2. I would welcome that kind of hard work - looks so delicious, but I can take solace in the fact I still have 1 box of chocolates (Frank Kestner)3 bars (Hevin & Damyel) & 4 pkgs of caramels. I'm allotting myself very small portions so it lasts as long as possible.

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    3. Kestner is at the Salon! Just know its in the fridge used to keep me going all winter in NY.
      Doesnt work like that now 😬😬😬

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  7. Sharon K2:26 PM

    been reading your blog for a long time now and love the 'Salon du chocolate'. Being a chocoholic, I look forward to your photos and sometimes drool.

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  8. Lynn S2:39 PM

    I Received your wonderful Montmartre boulangerie piece today. Oh, yum. Coupled with your chocolate blog this morning, yum again. Or should I say Miam, miam?

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  9. Winewalker2:40 PM

    Yummy! Did Bear enjoy the show?

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  10. That blue and white drinking chocolate tin caught my eye. Then I saw that you had bought one. Great choice!

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  11. I Had weaned myself off chocolate and Cokes, then looked at your luscious post today. I feel myself falling....fast.

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    1. I have fallen by the wayside...murder by chocolate!😀

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  12. Hahaha Murder by Chocolate? Hear that Cara Black? So cute that would be:)
    Love your haul..ad works of art by you and the chocolatiers:) Love that M.Christophe Adam.

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