The greatest chefs and other chocolate artisans have decided to bring back the star of our childhood snack: the chocolate bar. Intergenerational, it was savored slowly during four o'clock, often accompanied by a piece of bread or stuffed in a milk bread. Enclosed in very pretty patterned packaging, we now discover these sweet treats pimped with haute couture praline and grand cru chocolate… Designer creations, to be found at the Gourmet store in the Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann.
Alain Ducasse Chocolate
Located on the ground floor of the Gourmet, the Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse corner offers no less 46 references chocolate bars. A wide selection that reveals the richness of the origins of beans from around the world (Brazil, Cuba, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela…) as well as recipes imagined by their chocolate roaster. From the exceptional cru to the origin bar, via the Mendiant bar and the unmissable Tradition bar, the cocoa creations of the maestro of French gastronomy are a pure appeal to gluttony.
Renowned master chocolatier, Pierre Marcolini offers more than 150 chocolate delights among which its famous tablets which have the particularity of their shape square. Each year, the iconoclastic chef travels the four corners of the world to unearth the rarest cocoa beans – from local and independent producers – as well as the best ingredients to create grand cru chocolates. His goal ? Offer a rare and unexpected emotion through its gourmet creations.
The Flash of Genius
If Christophe Adam launched his brand around the éclair and its different variations, the pastry chef also highlights a wide range of chocolates made up of bars with original flavors : crunchy almond-hazelnut praline, cashew nuts-raisins, fleur de sel buckwheat caramel, darling praline, caramel nougatine, fondant coconut… Gourmet sweets, wrapped in stylish cases, stamped with hearts, flowers and other animal motifs.
The Cluizel Manufacture
With 70 years of know-how and specific expertise. , The Manufacture CLUIZEL offers its best chocolates in bars, for a unique moment of tasting. Divided into four categories distinct, we find the Plantation Chocolates, the High Teneurs, the Gourmandes or the Craquantes, embellished with dried fruits or nuts. The house offers a rich range of intense cocoa bars, with a creamy and melting texture... Something to delight chocolate aficionados!
Created in 1884, the Bonnat house has passed down the recipes that have made it successful, from father to son, without ever getting lost. If the family chocolate factory is renowned worldwide for theauthenticity of its Historic Grands Crus bars, over time, the offer has expanded and we now discover several ranges: The Grands Crus d'Exception, The Grands Crus Milk, fondants, pralines, 'FraiZe' or again the Christmas bars, perfect for the end-of-year holiday season... Delicacies whose flavors we particularly appreciate packagings a strand retro.
At Chapon, we talk about cocoa before talking about chocolate. Since its inception, the master chocolatier has traveled the world in search of the best beans: Madagascar, South America, São Tomé, and even the Fiji Islands… Because from sorting to roasting, Patrice Chapon does everything himself. Like a dozen chocolate makers in France, he is part of a very closed circle of chocolate makers ! In addition to their exquisite taste, its chocolate bars are enclosed in superbly illustrated sachets, which make them stylish gifts to offer.
Le Chocolat des Français is reinventing the world of chocolate by combining high-flying delicacies et unbridled creativity. Developed in France by the best chocolate makers, the brand's bars are made only of ingredients bio et 100% natural. Regressive delights wrapped in hyper colorful wrappers arty, which highlight different themes: love, animals, France, Paris, the Eiffel Tower...
This entire selection can be found at Gourmet store in Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann at 35 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris – 01 42 65 93 68.