Paris is home to some of the world's best chocolate makers, sellers, and aficionados and each has gained notoriety for their special technique and flavor. This delicious jaunt through Paris's upscale Left Bank neighborhood will entice your palate and open your eyes to the complex science involved in the chocolate-making process.
During the course of this 2.5 hour walk, we will not only visit several of these chocolate specialists, but also discuss the process of how this delicious chocolate concoction that melts in your mouth is derived from a simple bean.Starting in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, we will discuss the rich dessert history associated with Paris and, more importantly, the evolution of the celebrated Parisian treat, the macaron. Stopping at a variety of these sweet confectioner's shops, we will compare and contrast the flavors, products, and techniques used. From marvelous meringue and tartes to rich pure chocolate, this walk will tantalize every one of your senses.
This walk is led by one of Context's professional gastronomes, who through personal experience has sought out the best places to indulge. This seminar entails visiting the best chocolate shops in Paris and includes some samples to taste. Our docent will be available to facilitate transactions and individual purchases for guests.
Please note any food allergies or intolerances in the Notes box when booking.