David Downie: Part 1 of his take on Salon du Chocolat in Paris

By Monday, October 24, 2011 Permalink 0
by David Downie

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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Chocolate News: Paris Salon du Chocolat Roundup

By Monday, October 24, 2011 Permalink 0

by Jonell Galloway

This year’s fashion show at the Salon du Chocolat in Paris was probably the most stunning and creative to date. The fashion designers gave a burlesque atmosphere to the entire show, and there was a full array of top top models to show their creations to their best advantage.

I’m melting! Chocolate catwalk show comes a cropper after model’s dress falls off. The Daily Mail has one of the most complete coverages of the chocolate dress fashion show, with a full photo show, including the several shots of Karine Ferri’s dress as it gradually desconstructed as she walked down the runway.

Trendhunter show a great closeup of the gladiator bikini that 2005 Miss France Cindy Fabre paraded.

Japan was the featured chocolate country this year, and Japanese Susumu Koyama, 47, was even named “Best Foreign Chocolatier” — winning out over top masters from celebrated chocolate-making nations like Belgium and Switzerland.

The Telegraph has a great photo of Anca Radici, with a close-up of her chocolate stockings and shoes.

ShoppingBlog shows some highlights in video, including the deconstructing dress.

Good photos to be seen on Out and About in Paris as well.

The show ends tonight, so if you’re in Paris, you still have time to pay a visit.

 

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