New Chocolate Shop, Un Dimanche A Paris

Here in Paris there is artisan chocolate everywhere you turn.  A few of our many favorites– Josephine Vannier, in the Marais, Jacques Genin, near Republique, Francois Pralus, next to the Pompidou and although not a chocolate store we had the most delicious chocolate sorbet (ingredients chocolate and water) at Bertillion, the Ile St. Louis ice cream maker, yesterday.

A new noteworthy store, Un Dimanche A Paris close to Odeon opened late last year.  The owner is Pierre Cluizel the son of the chocolatier Michel Cluizel (his chocolates are available at Biagio in DC).  He is calling the space a concept store and it includes a chocolate shop, patisserie, bar, restaurant and lounge.  There are also cooking classes a tasting room and  a gorgeous all glass kitchen and another teaching kitchen.  The space is large and luxurious, the chocolate outstanding...

I left the store with a variety of dark chocolates and am bringing home some Paillettes Argentees and Paillettes Dorees, silvery and golden glitters, that I plan to use on baked goods.