Chocolate Blanc Style

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

Chocolat…It’s French for Heaven

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

Chocolates galore in Brugges

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

More Belgian Chocolate

It would be impossible to stroll the pavements of Brussels without being tempted by the irresistible magnetism of the very beautiful window displays. Following a little cobble road from the Grand Place the Mannekin Pis  can be found. This little iconic statue has  earned a reputation for being very small – many of the locals warning of this at the very mention of the statue. He is in fact … Continue reading More Belgian Chocolate

Belgian Chocolate Secrets Hidden in Brussels

As we posted yesterday, chocolate shops in the Grand Place of Brussels abound – some may say more than anyone could possibly need. There is in fact a crush of small and big name chocolate shops. Exploring chocolate shops with the locals however, many recommend a walking trip to the Sablon.  Definitely worth the walk from central Brussels, this quaint rather up market strip of … Continue reading Belgian Chocolate Secrets Hidden in Brussels

Belgian Chocolate

Belgium is the home of chocolate. Brussels, the capital city has lovely winding streets that are literally full of chocolate shops. The Grand Place is the central meeting place for everyone – perhaps everyone that is a tourist! It is surrounded by beautiful old architectural buildings including the house famed to be lived in by writer Victor Hugo. The Grand Place too, is packed with … Continue reading Belgian Chocolate