3 Reasons to Indulge in Chocolate

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

Chocolate Brownies, no ….but macaroons yes!

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!

A Brownie is a Brownie ..what’s a Souffle?

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?

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