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February 2010 - A Taste for Truffles

Jean-Charles Rochoux trufflesWith Valentine’s Day just two weeks away, and in view of the popular association of chocolate with the celebration of this day, we decided to organize a taste test to determine the best truffles that France’s chocolatiers have to offer. We assembled a group of professionals in the culinary field to sample this confection in a blind taste test. When we compiled the scores that they awarded, some surprising results emerged. Read about the tasting in this month's Paris Insights.

We had the occasion to meet the American pastry chef of Jean, a Michelin-rated one-star restaurant, located in the 9th arrondissement. When we went there to dine, we met the owner, Jean-Frédéric Guidoni, as he welcomed his customers at the door. We write about our fabulous dining experience there for this month's Le Bon Goût.

When we visited chocolatier Patrick Roger's shop on boulevard Saint-Germain we learned that chocolate is not just for tasting. Read our report entitled, "The Art of Chocolate and Chocolate as Art," in this month's Paris, Past and Present.

Paris Panorama Newsletters for 2010