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.