Chocolate lovers and foodies on the lookout for new discoveries, look no further than La Chocolaterie, the workshop-boutique of chocolate melter Jacques Génin. This is a temple to tasty delights, and especially to know-how and a passion for this dark gold.
Jacques Génin, chocolate melter
What is special about Jacques Génin is that he does not define himself as a Master Chocolate-maker, but rather as a chocolate melter; in other words, he does not work directly with the cocoa bean. A self-taught chef, then a pastry chef, working in particular at the Maison du Chocolat before devoting himself to chocolate, he selects the best chocolate fillings that have already been created, made from cocoa beans with the highest reputation. A master of combining, he plays with the characters of the different blends to create unique chocolate sweets. In particular, his taste for harmony allows him to generate genuine dialogue between different flavours.
A temple to tasty delights
Having long worked with demanding professionals, this chocolate master decided to install his chocolate factory in the heart of Paris. It is simultaneously a shop, a tea room and a laboratory in which he creates his delights. In a 17th century building, architect Guillaume Leclercq succeeded in imagining a space worthy of Jacques Génin’s talent. The ground floor houses sweets, along with caramels, nougat, fruit jellies, marshmallows and pastries that are made to order, all created upstairs, at the top of the sculptural spiral staircase, ensuring complete freshness. You are invited to pop your head into the laboratory, because more than just a tasting area, La Chocolaterie aspires to be a place where know-how, rigour and taste are passed on. La Chocolaterie de Jacques Génin 133 rue de Turenne 75003 Paris Tel: +33 (0)1 45 77 29 01 Tue-Sun: 11am-7pm (8pm Saturday) Another address: 27 rue de Varenne 75007 Paris Tel: +33 (0)1 53 71 72 21 Tue-Sat: 10.30am-7pm jacquesgenin.fr
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