I love chocolate and the other night I ran from one event to the other uptown all the way downtown to try some delicious chocolates that I was able to sample pre their arrival in store in late January. You can learn more here : http://www.lamaisonduchocolat.us
La Maison du Chocolat’s Valentine’s collection is a stylized study in Parisian landscape architecture. Nicolas Cloiseau sets the stage for strolls through Paris’ verdant pathways and hidden ponds, from rows of linden trees to the orangeries of the gardens. Tenderness is infused into this year’s Valentine’s Collection depicting the City of Lights in a beguiling melody of fragrances and flavors.
Dark chocolate ganache features an orange/blood orange infusion to underscore the nuances of the citrus’ finest flavors. The ganache is gently stirred with both the citrus’ juice and the zest to awaken the crisp, bubbling notes of the finest chocolate.
With its more moderate tones, the fruity sensation of a sweet mango gelée, mixed with a subtle dash of vanilla, is juxtaposed to the delicate undertones of white jasmine flowers. In a rich, creamy ganache the fruit and infused flowers are enhanced with salty a touch of caramel.
Lime tilleul honey
With a sweet rush of milk chocolate, the floral symphony of Parisian linden trees envelop our palates with delicate flavors. The sour melody of the lemon juice complements the herbal whiff of the ganache and leaves room for the creamy notes of honey.
Just imagine Parisian energy coded into short sequences. Ginger and lemon tones alternate each other in a dark almond praliné with accents of caramelized nuts. The spicy, peppery rush of one shakes up the acidulous side of the other in an exhilarating pairing, which is sure to be noticed.
Kim Roselier, Illustrator
La Maison du Chocolat turned to the masterful watercolor strokes of Kim Roselier to dress up their Valentine’s Collection. Known for her inventive use of color, this graphic artist, passionate about design, approaches her art in a contemporary and poetic way. The elegance of her illustrations captures the chic Parisian spirit of the leisurely strolls of Nicolas Cloiseau through the gardens of Paris.
Orangeraie: dark chocolate ganache with the juice of blood oranges, and oranges with a zest infusion.
Fruity jasmine: milk chocolate ganache with a jasmine infusion on top of a vanilla mango gelée.
Lime tilleul honey: milk chocolate ganache with tilleul, tilleul honey, enhanced with lemon juice.
Zested ginger: dark chocolate praliné with almonds and ginger with zests of candied lemon.
Available in the boutiques and online on January 24, 2018