Friday, October 16, 2009

Salon du Chocolat Paris


Bonjour!  Just spent the day at the Salon du Chocolat today in Paris.  In case you have not heard about it, the Salon du Chocolat is an exposition dedicated to chocolat – actually a gigantic homage to chocolat.

The Salon features the delectable creations of the likes of Maison de Chocolat, Pierre Marcolini, Jean-Paul Hévin, Sadaharu AOKI as well a host of artisinal vendors outside of Paris.

They are not just chocolatiers, they are artists.  Here is a small sampling of
 L'Art du Chocolat to tempt your tastbuds.   


Venetien Mask with Gold leaf

Chocolatey Cupids

Delicious fashion finds



Maison de Chocolat window display


Sadaharu AOKI's pretty chocolats are infused with parfums like Earl Grey, Rose and Wasabi.


One lonely lady at the end diplayed a collection of porcelain chocolat pots which I love. 

The center stage offers a special show every hour, including the creative chocolat fashion show, which lets the choclatiers show off their sweet fashion designs.   We caught two shows which featured dancers from Mexico and Brazil.

I just had to buy some of the artisinal products like honey, chocolat à tartiner (chocolat spread), gourmandises, and a few things from this eye-catching presentation of spices, teas and colorful sugars.


Thankfully the macarons were not forgotten.  




There were lots of samples to nibble on (too many!) and it is always surprising to see how many true chocolat lovers there are.




The perfect addition to your boudoir!  Mmmm...





Put a Little Ooh La La in Your life! 


22 comments:

T said...

What delicious photos! I wish I could have been there!

debbie said...

Bonjour Mimi Bleu,
My dream is to go to Paris one day. I am in love with Paris and have never been out of the United States. I love to watch the show House Hunters International when they show someone in Paris looking for a home.
Paris to me is that photograph of that beautiful Flower shop. (FLOWERS, ROSES, SILVER TRAYS,ART, GORGEOUS FABRICS, HISTORY, STAIRS THAT LEAD TO SECRET PLACES.)
I would love A COPY of that beautiful picture of the quaint little flower shop. Char of K Dottie Designs sent me a postcard from Paris just a couple of weeks ago when she visited her daughter who is attending Design school.
I joined as a follower of your blog. I am looking forward to a new friendship.
I would love to invite you to visit my blog.
Angel Hugs
Debbie

Blue Creek Boutique at BCH said...

I know that you could not have known my struggle with sugar. My name is Rhonda...and I am an addict!!! I came right over when I read your comment and low and behold - the most gorgeous candy I have ever seen in my life - picture after delicious picture!!!
I need a ghost peep!!!

Seriously, I want to thank you for your sweet words of encouragement and the offer to share your tips.
Much success to you also.
Rhonda

Dustjacket Attic said...

Bonjour,

What a gorgeous post, I would so love to be there, oh well.

Thank you so much for adding DJA to your reading list.

Lovely day to you,
xxx

Bonnie said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging! Is that a chocolate shoe? It looks almost too good to eat! I really enjoyed your story about walking around Paris and finding the pretty painting too! And the flowers are soooo pretty!

Thank you so much for following my blog too. You already know more than me cuz I still cant figure out how to center my text in a post. (Im on a Apple Mac and Safari). I cant wait to see all the beautiful French things you find to share! I can already tell your blog is going to be magnificent!

Bleudelavande said...

Oh la la this weekend in Paris look so sweet and delicious!!!! Enjoy with chocolat and with the magical Paris!!!
Tank you for your lovely comment to my post!!!
Have a great WE!

Bonnie said...

Thank you so much for the help with centering the text on my blog. I didn't have the updated version of text editor so all I saw was bold and italics. I didn't even know it could be updated... Now I have many more options and it will be much easier to compose a post in the future. Thank you!

Noel Solomon said...

Oh those all are making my mouth water! That is so exciting your working on a site! We would love for you to advertise with us on The Paris Apartment!! Your style would be a perfect fit. :-)

xo Noel

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Dearest Mimi Bleu,
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Keep up the awesome and fun work!From the moment I first saw your blog I knew it was extra special!..,

Could it get more delicious than your adventures "aux chocolat" in Paris?.., C'est tres romantique!

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JennyMac said...

deeee-licious!!! Love the high heel too.

jen laceda said...

My friend also went to the Salon du Chocolat - I'm so jealous! Great pictures, though!

Cathy said...

Mimi,

This is my first visit to your blog. I am in a wonderful chocolate comma. Absolutely wonderful pictures of my favorite thing ~ sweets.

Thank you for making my day!

Cathy

Dragonfly said...

Oh my - that place looks like heaven!! Why didn't I know about this when I visited Paris???!!! What a great day out! Thanks for the lovely pics and story. - Love your blog, will follow so I get all the new stuff!
Have a great day - Karen :-)

corine said...

Are you trying to make us hungry? the closest macaron, here in LA is hours away, and certainly not as stylish.

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Your blog is so absolutely yummy!!
♥ Rebecca

Duchess of Tea said...

Hello darling, I stumbled upon your lovely blog, just my cup of tea so I joined your followers and will return regularly. I am now going to go stroll around….I am looking forward to many more visits.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

Moni Rose said...

delectable! I need a macaroon, right now!

gasp... that just made me realize, as often as I see them on the blogosphere I've never had one!
where can I get my hands on some of that yummy stuff?

Paris Atelier said...

Bonjour Mimi Bleu!
I adore your blog! I am having such fun reading your posts, I love all of the same things you do! Especially Paris. What a wonderful blog you have, I can't wait to read more!
xoxo
Judith~

Annesphamily said...

Macaroons! Ooohhh...I need one right now!

Lancerika said...

Beautiful Mimmi,
The Chocolatey Cupids got me!
Chocolat art to admire, and possibly enjoy as well..
dreams come true!
such a delightful post♥

Janiina said...

Hallo Mimi Bleu,

Your blog is amazing. I love France, I love chocolate.
Greetings from Prague, Jana.

FireintheBreeze said...

YUM