Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Ruby chocolate, Salon du Chocolat 2018

Last night Bear and I went to the inauguration of this year's SALON DU CHOCOLAT at porte de Versailles. Its open from today until November 4th so you're not too late for chocolate immersion.
Where ever you turn there are reminders around Paris.
The newest hottest trend this year is 'ruby' chocolate originating from BARRY CALLEBAUT, a Belgian-Swiss company. Made from the ruby cocoa bean, the chocolate's taste is both sweet and sour. Its made from unfermented cocoa beans which often have a natural redish-pink color.

Shards of Ruby chocolate

Fruitiness is the thing this season. Adding red fruits to ruby chocolate.
If the chocolate wasn't the new ruby flavor it had dehydrated strawberries. Red is IN!
Chunks of dried berries from a Japanese chocolatier
A twist from Fauchon, not on the ruby bandwagon. This buche de noel is made with beets (betterave)! For display purposes only. No tastes on offer.
Ruby-colored crepes topped with whipped cream
Not to worry. Of course there was plenty of trรฉs riche French chocolate. Here squared Opera cakes from Duchene.
Exquisite pastries on offer. More than 200 top pastry chefs will be demonstrating their refined skills. 500 exhibitors from 5 continents. BEAR did not make it to every display last night

We somehow missed the fashion show but if you're clever you can catch it every day at 5pm.
George Larnicol, the kouign amann king from Brittany was making wonderfully savory bites with regional Boskoff carmelized onions - a nice relief from all the sweet flavors. Bear was smitten. If you're in Paris do visit. Thanks for reading Parisbreakfast. 
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Bisous bisous


CK said...

Can anyone go to this or do you have to be professional/have an invite? It seems almost worth planning a trip to Paris for it!

g said...

Dearest Carol -- YOU ARE LIVING THE DREAM- delish - I would sample everything and then complain that I feel sick....but a good sick-loved the evening in Paris know how much I adore your twilight dusk and night shots---peaceful beautiful and quiet....

Bugs said...

Scrumptious. I want to eat your photos.

Parisbreakfasts said...

I felt so ill ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿซ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿซ
Glad its not everyday!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Anyone and everyone goes.
Inauguration night was special but you could still buy a ticket or go as press.

Parisbreakfasts said...

Click the LINK under first picture for more info

sukicart said...

A chocolate lovers dream. Or nightmare if you eat too much.

Lynn S said...

This is pretty amazing.

Parisbreakfasts said...

Too amazing!
I was lucky to give some friends most of my swag yesterday.
I, evidently can not have chocolate in the house unless its a plain tablet...
It would be gone in a thrice!

Kirrabelle said...

That is a lot of chocolate! Did you taste the ruby chocolate? Is it worth getting?