Maison du Chocolat

It's the middle of the week and a serious chocolate craving hits.  Usually there are two options when this occurs- run to the corner bodega and pick up a Lindt truffle or hop on a train to one of my favorite places Maison du Chocolat.

There are a lot of chocolate shops in the city but Maison is'll notice by simply walking inside.  The Parisenne shop feels more like fine art gallery than a sweets destination.

The chocolates sit on display behind a glass case and the well dressed salesperson will patiently wait as you gaze at the gorgeous truffles and macarons.  I try something new each time but two of my personal favorites are the Liselotte and Caracas. 

The first is filled with crushed praline and Gianduja, the second an intense and robust ganache.  They both have incredibly smooth creamy texture where the quality and finesse of the ingredients shine through.  So when your feeling a bit fancy for some sweets this is a perfect destination.

La Maison Du Chocolat