Jean-Paul is chocolate Hévin

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If you live in Paris and you’re a lover of quality chocolate and are not afraid to dress up a little then I suggest heading to the fanciest address in town, Rue Saint-Honoré.

On Rue Saint-Honoré fashionistas bump elbows over scented candles in Colette while tourists flock into Goyard to make their signature print purchases –  but I prefer to escape into the dark, sensual and tranquil boutique of Jean-Paul Hévin. Here I’m greeted with a perfume of chocolate, the boutique is uncrowded so I have time to appreciate what I would describe as a runway of chocolate cakes displayed down the length of a glass case, the view pleases both the chocoholic and shopaholic in me.

Jean-Paul Hévin is a real person (not just a boutique), in fact, he’s a very highly regarded chocolatier. And I appreciate his chocolates more than ever after myself having gone through the challenging period of grasping the techniques of chocolate making at Ferrandi. Jean-Paul Hévin was often used as a reference for high quality chocolate and during our 4 week chocolate making frenzy (between bonbons and sculptures) we were encouraged to visit his shop.

There are of course other edible things than chocolate, there are: macarons, confiture, caramels and even teas. I actually was hoping to try le cheese-cake, Mazaltov, made of 0% fromage blanc, unfortunately I was too late to grab the last piece. But, I’ll leave that for another excuse to return to Jean-Paul Hévin and the fashionable street of Rue Saint-Honoré.

PYRAMIDE BY JEAN-PAUL Hévin

PYRAMIDE
Moist chocolate almond biscuit, pistachios perfumed of cognac, bitter chocolate ganache

GUAYAQUIL

GUAYAQUIL
Moist almond and cocao biscuit & intense chocolate mousse. An intense chocolate experience.

CHOCO PASSION

CHOCO PASSION
Praline biscuit base, ganache lightly perfumed of rhum, moist cocoa almond biscuit, passionfruit saveur in a dark chocolate mousse. Decorated with a caramalised almond.

SAFI

SAFI
Between the layers of moist cacoa almond biscuits is a perfume of oranges that play with the very intense chocolate mousse.

CARACAS

CARACAS
Bitter moist chocolate biscuits,  chocolate mousse of vanilla aroma and covered in sticky deep chocolate ganache

LONGCHAMP CHOCOLAT NOIR

LONGCHAMP CHOCOLAT NOIR
Nutty chocolate exterior and inside an almond mirangue enveloped in a light airy chocolate mousse.

Jean-Paul Hévin boutique and salon de thé
231 rue Saint-Honoré, 75001
Metro: Concorde, Tuileries, Opéra

The above chocolate cakes are just a tasty sampling 😉

Miss Pirisi
xxx

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