Pursuing Your Chocolate Passion, Part 1

     You say you missed National Milk Chocolate Day? (It was July 28.)

     Oh, well, guess you’ll just have to wait until next year. Yeah… right.

     Milk chocolate is one of the joys of life, and there’s no shortage of destinations where one may get their fix. Today, we’ll share some of our favorite oases for indulging our milk chocolate passion…

       L’Etoile d’Or – Many consider this shop in Paris to be the best chocolate shop in the world. They may be right. It carries all of France’s top brands, and it’s the only place in Paris where you can purchase chocolates crafted by Bernachon, considered the grandmaster chocolatier of Lyon. The shop is located near the Moulin Rouge.

       Choco-Story Museum – This museum in Bruges chronicles the tasty history of Belgian chocolate, and even offers workshops on making pralines. Info: choco-story.be.

       Purple House – Located on Chicago’s fashionable North Michigan Avenue, this cafe is the home of Vosges Haut-Chocolat, the purveyor of off-beat flavor combinations that always are part chocolate. The cafe recently added chocolate-and-wine pairings to its offerings. Info: vosgeschocolate.com.

       Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker – Ghiradelli may be more famous, but this San Francisco Bay Area manufacturer concocts a wider range of taste-tempting treats. Take a tour of its Berkeley facility and learn all about the chocolate-making process. Info: Scharffenberger.com.    Look for more delicious destinations here soon.



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