Hope everyone had a great Easter break. Indulge in some chocolate over the Easter holiday? Just in case, here are 3 great reasons to support your decision to indulge in all that beautiful chocolate.:) 1. Research and studies have shown that chocolate can help lower the risk of heart disease. In a recent report, it was stated that participants who regularly eat chocolate have about … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Indulge in Chocolate
We set out on a Dello Mano quest to explore great pastry in Paris and wow did we find it at Pierre Herme. For the brownie obsessed like us, there were no brownies as we know them (I say this with tongue in cheek) however, the amazing choice of pastry and chocolate was more than a little distraction. Herme has stores in France, Japan and England. … Continue reading Chocolate Brownies, no ….but macaroons yes!
I get a little annoyed when food terms are used loosely, particularly if that food is one that requires time, craftsmanship and skill. Today in our endeavours to eat all things chocolate, we were out at a cafe and ordered a chocolate souffle. After a rather prolonged wait we were eventually served not a chocolate souffle but rather a chocolate pudding! A chocolate pudding that was cold in the … Continue reading A Brownie is a Brownie ..what’s a Souffle?
With so many chocolate stores in Paris it makes sense to ensure differentiation . Richarts have set a sophisticated and clean style that sets their presentation apart. We visited Richart’s chocolate shop at both 27 Rue Bonaparte in the 6th and also 258 Boulevard St. Germain. Joseph Richart began making chocolate in 1925 in Lyons (France). A second generation are now responsible for continuing the … Continue reading Chocolate Blanc Style
This was the most unexpected surprise of our Chocolate pilgrimage. We were just strolling down the Champs Elysée from the Place De la Concorde on our way to the Arc de Triomphe. We planned to have side trip to “Fouquet” on the avenue on the recommendation of Charlotte (a Belgian chocolate fanantic we met in Bruxelles ) to share a hot chocolate and people watch. ” Quatre … Continue reading Chocolat…It’s French for Heaven
It seemed the shops and choice of chocolate were endless in Brugge – Belgian Chocolate in any form or flavour that you could ever imagine. Here are some photos of just a few of the chocolate shops we experienced. Continue reading More Belgian Chocolate in Brugge
Recent Dello Mano bride Tammy suggested that Brugges in Brussels was well worth a visit. So, in the name of chocolate we ventured out on the hour long train trip to Brugges which is the most quaint picturesque medieval town with the added bonus of hosting some 53 chocolate shops! We were overwhelmedwith the long list of chocolate shops so we made a selective choice … Continue reading Chocolates galore in Brugges