The first bean to bar chocolate manufacturer in Paris now has its first offsite location.
We used to say that “it’s impossible to be a top chocolatier and not have a shop in Saint-Germain. Except for Jacques Genin in the Marais.” That was later amended to add Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse when it opened near Bastille.
And now both of these outliers are opening shops in Saint-Germain.
The wonderful site Painrisien recently tweeted a picture of the storefront window at 26 rue Saint-Benoit, advertising the imminent arrival of Ducasse. That means you’ll soon be able to buy a box of bonbons and eat it while standing in line for Le Relais de L’Entrecôte.
Alain Ducasse wants to be a blogger. According to Le Monde and L’Express, D and his minions will be launching a food website in May that publishes recipes, video tutorials, restaurant addresses and information about ingredients. A few elements will be free – the rest will require a fee of 4-5 euros per month.
They’ve already acquired the free recipe website cooking 750g. and we at Paris by Mouth are just waiting for our offer 🙂