A new chocolatier (chocolate-maker) opened around Easter time last spring in Paris, in the Odéon neighborhood. The name is Maison Georges Larnicol. Their chocolates are a cut above the rest so we can only recommend them warmly. We can still taste in our memory their corolla-basket showcasing an arrray of eggs with surprising flavors demonstrating both refinement and creativity...
They have been distinguished with the lifelong title based on merit of Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF) (Best Worker/Craftsman of France) which rewards excellence and superior know-how in a range of artisanal crafts - by the by, why wouldn't perfumers be assessed through this institutional channel? Cheese-makers have it, bakers have it, tailors have it, why wouldn't perfumers compete to have it as they often note their craft is little recognized?
Around the time of Mother's Day, the house was offering a series of fashion-inspired chocolate creations. Among them, one could spot the celebrissime Le Mâle perfume by Jean-Paul Gaultier now made even more iconic as it was thought to be deserving of a milk chocolate interpretation. They elicited to go for gender reversal rather than offer Classique by Jean Paul Gaultier, whose shape is also based on a couture dummy.
If you are in the center of Paris and crave chocolates, don't hesitate to stop by and taste their offerings.Maison Georges Larnicol 132 bd Saint-Germain
Neighborhoods: Saint-Michel/Odéon, Saint-Germain-Des-Prés, 6ème
Tel: 01 43 26 39 38