Some of the world’s best chocolatiers reside in Paris. Here are a few good addresses:
To celebrate Easter, Fauchon has drawn inspiration from Douanier Rousseau’s best works of art to create the collection. Drawing on the beauty and exoticism of the peacock, products are decorated with different shades of color. This ‘Peacock Egg’, a handmade creation, is made entirely chocolate.
24-26, place de la Madeleine, Paris 8e – Métro Madeleine
The Maison du Chocolat plays on different levels to create their Easter collection of mischievous rabbits, straight out of Wonderland. With eyes bigger than their stomachs and grinning from ear to ear, these rabbits dressed like chefs are all chocolate.
La Maison du Chocolat
225, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré, Paris 8e
The chocolatier has decided to entertain us with some amusing gourmet creations. For this 2014 edition, pigs, toads, and sheep all made from chocolate take center stage.
118, boulevard de Saint-Germain, 75006
The Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme offers a special brunch. Starters are Brazilian prawns, sushi and maki, or Vitello with pine nuts. For the main meal, choose from Carnaroli risotto with lemon zest, saddle of suckling lamb or an organic omelette with morel mushrooms (as a main course). For dessert, choose something chocolaty from the Extravaganza dessert buffet.
Starters/desserts from the buffet, choice of main meal and a glass of champagne Laurent Perrier 2004: €125
Prestige menu includes a glass of Grande Cuvée champagne Krug: €165
Easter brunch, Sunday 20 April and Monday 21 April 2014
Restaurant Les Orchidées, Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme
5, rue de la Paix, Paris 2e – Métro Opéra
Don’t forget mass at Notre Dame. Here’s the schedule:
Easter Sunday 20 April 2014
8.30am. Mass celebrated at the main altar
10am. Gregorian Mass
11.30am. International mass
12.45pm. Mass celebrated at the main altar
4.30pm. Great Organ
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Place Jean-Paul II – 6, parvis de Notre-Dame, 75004