Receive our newsletter “A table!” Every Sunday at 10 am to excel behind the stove with recipes, advice and tips & tricks from Laurent Mariotte, his columnists and his guests.
The essential Easter eggs
The place : “I’m taking you to Montargis to start this trip, to the Mazet house”, explains Marion Sauveur. “The specialist in pralines since the 17th century, these pieces of almonds coated in caramelized sugar, offers a chocolate egg completely covered with pralines. It is very thin. It exists in different sizes.”
The price : from 6 euros.
Website : www.mazetconfiseur.com.
The place : “Still for egg lovers, this time towards Paris and the Aleph house. It offers an assortment of Easter nests, in golden angel hair on which are placed eggs garnished with oriental flavors: pistachio praline, sesame ganache or apricot paste. It’s small but cute. And we’re traveling! ”
The price : from 30 euros for a box of 6 eggs.
Website : www.maisonaleph.com.
- The hostellerie de la Pointe Saint-Mathieu
The place : “If you are in Brittany in Finistère, I recommend the egg by Nolwenn Corre from the hostellerie de la Pointe Saint-Mathieu. She makes a white chocolate shelled egg from which a strange dark chocolate bird protrudes. newborn will seduce you for sure! ”
The price : 15 euros.
The most original creations
The place : “I will take you first to Grenoble at Thierry Court. This year he is offering a collection of superheroes: from Batman to Superman or the Hulk. 13 figures to eat.”
The price : from 35 euros.
Website : www.petitsbonheurs.fr.
The place : “Chocolatiers compete in creativity this year, many of them were inspired by animals. In Nantes, Vincent Guerlais offers heroes straight out of Jean de La Fontaine’s fables. My favorite is the crow and its cheese.”
The price : from 26.30 euros.
Website : www.vincentguerlais.com.
The place : “In Paris, the chocolate maker Edwart takes us on a journey with his animals to conquer the great cocoa vintages from all over the world. There are all sizes,” explains the columnist. “My favorite is the koala head topped with a vegan praline. It can be eaten with a teaspoon.”
The price : 19 euros.
Website : www.edwart.fr.
The place : “The best worker in France, Nicolas Bernardé, at La Garenne-Colombes in Hauts-de-Seine, takes us to his garden among insects. Truer than life: I am fond of his caterpillar on his apple or the ladybug in dark chocolate and dulcey (blond chocolate). This cake specialist in one created a praline and chocolate Easter for Easter: pure indulgence. ”
The price : from 39 euros.
The most artistic creations
The place : “Very beautiful pieces, especially in Lyon: the Sève house, which works directly with the cocoa bean to make its chocolate. This year, the Lyon house is offering flowery creations: the chocolate eggs are covered with flowers of all colors. So thorough! It’s beautiful! ”
The price : from 35 euros.
Website : www.chocolatseve.com
The place : “In Paris, I am not introducing you to Cédric Grolet, the best pastry chef in the world 2018. The pastry chef from Meurice has transformed his hazelnut into an egg. The gluttony consists of a golden shell that hides a chocolate ganache combined with a hazelnut praline, with whole roasted hazelnuts. And the good news is that it comes in several sizes. ”
The price : from 30 euros.
The place : “If you’re dreaming of a centerpiece, look no further! Maison Lenôtre is offering a three-dimensional vegan chocolate tree this year. Pistachio chips decorate the base of the tree. Not sure you want to. to bite into it, it is so beautiful. ”
The price : 55 euros.
The place : “And finally, Patrick Agnellet in Annecy drew a painting entirely in chocolate, with a rabbit in an egg. A work for all tastes since this painting is made of dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate. A treat to share.”
The price : 45 euros.
Website : www.patrickagnellet.com.
And for those who want to change chocolate completely …
The place : “If you like marshmallow and praline, I can only recommend Hugo and Victor’s boiled egg. The pastry chef Hugues Pouget at the head of the Parisian house makes this delicacy only on order. goldsmith for this vanilla marshmallow egg with a praline heart with Piedmont hazelnuts, placed on a dulcey chocolate nest. ”
The price : 15 euros.
The place : “Another trompe-l’oeil boiled egg, but this time iced: the one from the Frosted Factory in Paris. It is made of a soft almond biscuit, a perfect iced vanilla from Madagacar, garnished with runny caramel, and a mango sorbet. Perfect at the end of a meal! ”
The price : 20 euros for 6 eggs.
Website : www.lafabriquegivree.com.
The place : “If you are a fan of pralines, I have what you need: the babka signed Pierre Marcolini and Sarah and Emmanuel Murat from Babka Zana. This flaky brioche, both soft and crisp, is garnished with chocolate cream, broken pecans, pistachio praline and Piedmont hazelnut praline. A real treat that comes in the form of an Easter nest to share… or not. ”
The price : 32 euros.
Website : www.babkazana.com.
The place : “Finally for lovers of salt, I advise you to taste the panettone with truffles signed Christophe Louie and Chef Julien Serri de Magnà. The brioche and butter dough is mixed with a black truffle, hazelnuts and parmesan. A subtle delicacy. that you can enjoy as a starter. This panettone is offered in a limited series for the end of the truffle season. ”
The price : 39 euros.
Website : www.magnalapizza.com.
Source site www.europe1.fr