Mom, Lotte, Harm and dad
Mom at Cafe Mickey
After lunch at Cafe Mickey my mom and I said our goodbyes to dad, Harm and Lotte as they were heading back home. We checked in at our hotel for that night and ate at a tiny Italian restaurant in Val d'Europe shopping centre. Unfortunately the dessert (an at the time delicious tiramisu) didn't agree with me and I felt horrible the next day. We did go to Paris and visited one chocolatier where we bought some chocolates. After walking around a bit more I felt worse and we decided to go back to the hotel and drive back home.
A few days later I actually felt well enough to try the chocolates I had bought at Pierre Marcolini, at 3 rue Scribe in Paris. The lady in the shop was super friendly and helped us pick out our favourite flavours. The ones I liked the best were:
Rose Lait: a soft milk chocolate ganache with a hint of rose water
Safran: an infusion of saffron pistils in a milk ganache made from cocoa beans from the island of Java
Mangue: a milk chocolate cream combined with a Brazilian mango jam
Coeur framboise: Fresh raspberry ganache with a lemon twist in white chocolate
But I must admit that my absolute favourite was the Palet Or Lait! Not only does it look amazing, decorated with the gold flakes, but it also tastes heavenly: a smooth milk ganache combined with a caramel coulis, all intensely vanilla-flavoured.So if you're ever in Paris, be sure to fit in a visit to one of Pierre Marcolini's stores and pick up some yummy chocolates! By the way, he also has stores in Belgium (Bruxelles, Antwerp, Knokke and Liege), UK (London), USA (New York), Kuwait and Japan (Ota-kuTokyo, Tokyo and Nagoya), check out the adresses here. Pierre Marcolini had an amazing site in French, English and Dutch that features all his products: this is hardcore chocolate porn!!