Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Salon du Chocolat

This morning I walked over to our neighborhood bakery to buy a croissant and found they were offering a bread they called Le Rabelais.  It's a brioche style bread with walnuts, and it's delicious.

I've been looking forward to this day for several weeks.  The Salon du Chocolat is a huge trade show featuring chocolate vendors and vendors offering a variety of other sweets.  We arrived there at about noon and spent several hours looking at the displays and sampling the wares.  There was a huge cake decorated with candies.

There was a chocolate guitar, which I believe was a tribute to the singer Johnny Holliday.

There was a pyramid of cream puffs.

There was chocolate shaped to look like sausage.

There was chocolate clothing.

There was even a chocolate boy urinating a stream of chocolate.

It was actually a bit overwhelming.

We tasted so many samples at the show that we skipped lunch and kept dinner simple by just going up to the pizza place on our corner.  I had a Margherita pizza and Bill had an antipasto plate.  We were both happy with our meals.

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