For Easter it has become my tradition to buy some of my favorite chocolates at ‘La Manufacture de Chocolat Alain Ducasse’. The quality of their chocolates is the best I’ve ever eaten.
A concept created by the French Chef Alain Ducasse and made in Paris by the chocolate-maker Nicolas Berger, you can (re)discover the origins of cocoa beans in each one of their chocolate bars, to each their original and unique flavour.
Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse is one of the few bean-to-bar Chocolate shops in Paris. Bean-to-bar means the manufacturer oversees the chocolate production chain, from sourcing the beans to making the actual bars. He will therefore be responsible for each step of the processing of the beans into chocolate, which requires having the right machines and manpower.
For dark chocolate amateurs, you will discover singular aromas according to the origin of the chocolate, whether it is Venezuela, Madagascar or Vietnam, each of them will surprise your tastebuds such as a Grand Cru wine would…
For Easter here are some of my favorite creations:
4 Easter Eggs Praliné
In this cute little egg box you will find 4 real eggs, filled with flavoured praline. Coconut, hazelnut, almond and pistachio. Simply peal the egg shell off and enjoy !
The French Hen
This elegant Easter French Hen reminds me of an italian coffee pot or a japanese origami. Inside you’ll find the traditional “fritures” (little chocolate praline treats). Comes in 3 sizes, dark or milk chocolate!
I just can’t get enough of these in my Cocotte that I like to buy an extra pack to dig into !!
You can get both kinds, the kind with praline, and just the classic chocolate fritures. Dark or milk chocolate.
For now there are only a few shops in Paris where you can buy these, or you can shop on their e-shop in Europe.
LA MANUFACTURE DE CHOCOLAT ALAIN DUCASSE
40 RUE DE LA ROQUETTE
LE COMPTOIR SAINT-HONORÉ
9, RUE DU MARCHÉ-SAINT-HONORÉ
LE COMPTOIR SAINT-BENOÎT
26 RUE SAINT BENOIT
You can also find them at the Galeries Lafayette Gourmet or in the Gare de Nord in the Eurostar terminal (only for travellers).