Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Rainy Days and Chocolate...

♪♪♫♪♫...always lift me up. As long as there's chocolate, anyway.

This morning one of our local bakeries, Lancteau Martial, moved their chocolate production to the front of the store so chocoholics like me could witness the magic in the making... I must confess I stood like a dog at attention, captivated by everything rolling off the production line. I enjoyed all the treats sent my way, too... I bought my bread first, so I wouldn't be tempted to buy anything unreasonable...

They're in production for the holidays, and it'll take them the week to make the 100 kilos planned to get them through the New Year. Among the varieties being churned out are pâte d'amande (almond paste interior), ganache au café, ganache au framboise (raspberry), and the most popular... praliné. Ganache is a creamy chocolate filling...to die for.

Now, lest I've given you the impression that living here is all pastries and tastings, check in tomorrow, when I'll share the sad reality of my visit to the place across the street... ;-(

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