A Visit to Jean-Charles Rochoux Chocolate Shop in Paris (Video)
I snuck my way into the workshop of master Paris chocolatier Jean-Charles Rochoux. When asked which is the best chocolate shop in Paris, it’s hard to pick just one, but his boutique is at the top of my short list. Each chocolate is hand-crafted in the kitchen just below the shop, where a small team of chocolatiers and Monsieur Rochoux dip, sculpt, mold, and enrobe his superb confections. I always insist that visitors don’t leave Paris without at least one jar of Hazelnut Praline Paste in their suitcase. It’s life-changing.
Here’s a video of my visit to his shop and kitchen, where Monsieur Rochoux tempts with tablets of chocolate embedded with caramelized nuts, chocolates filled with nut pastes, liquors, and spices, and gives me a peek at some of his whimsical sculptures, created from pure French chocolate.
16, rue d’Assas (6th)
Tél: 01 42 84 29 45
Monday 2:30-7:30pm, Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30am-7:30pm
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