David Downie: Part 1 of his take on Salon du Chocolat in Paris
Choc Around the Clock in Paris at the Salon du Chocolat
The annual chocolate feast, fete and orgy known here in Paris as the Salon du Chocolat takes over the city this year from October 20 to 24. If you’re not in Paris already, get here fast. There might not be any chocolate left if you arrive on the last day.
It has been remarked (by yours truly) that if you toss out a euro these days it will probably land on a Paris chocolate shop or pâtisserie with a celebrated chef bent on titillating his customers’ taste buds while dazzling their eyes and lightening their wallets.
No other city, not even Brussels, has as much fine chocolate as Paris. Paris is the chocolate capital of the world.
While the Swiss and Belgians weren’t looking, Paris stole their milk cows and became the swaggering global capital of chic chocolate.
All challengers to this claim please take one of our chocolate tours and then decide whether to proceed with the duel.
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