Wednesday, March 28, 2012

La Maison du Chocolat -- eclairs


In the search for the perfect, very best eclair in Paris we discovered (for the moment) our favorite(s) at La Maison du Chocolat.  We had to have a caramel au beurre salé also, bien sûr!

The chocolate was rich, and the pastry was still firm, not soggy from the cream filling.  Fortunately for our waitlines, we had to walk to get there and back.  It is a chocolate eclair like this that makes me want to hide in the corner and devour it all!

Do not try this at home.

miam-miam


La Maison du Chocolat
19, rue de Sèvres
75006, Paris

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34 comments:

Randy said...

Oh yum!

French Girl in Seattle said...

Ah, les eclairs! Delicieux! I can never find the right filling here in Seattle, even at the local French boulangerie! How lucky you are. Salted caramel - my favorite flavor ever - to boost! Amuse-toi bien, Genie. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

martinealison said...

Je souris, car en ce moment dans mon four est en train de cuire ma pâte à choux pour des éclairs !!!
Association formidable de votre photo aux odeurs qui se répandent ici, dans ma cuisine...
Gros bisous

French Girl in Seattle said...

Martine Alison-- Tu livres a l'etranger? Je t'envoie mon adresse? :-) Veronique

Ann said...

oh sweet and yummy!

Rob-bear said...

I'm going to be hungry all night thinking of les eclairs. Genie: it's not fair of you to post such pictures when the world is going to bed!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yummy indeed!! I'll dream about these tonight!! Have a great day! Enjoy!

Hugs
Sylvia

Gringo said...

This pix reminds me not to view your blog before breakfast! Have a nice day Genie!

Cezar and Léia said...

Hmmm such a delicious idea for the day! BONJOUR!!!!
Léia

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Sublime,hope the coffee was as perfect as the eclairs!

Ruby

Janey and Co. said...

I have a full cup of coffee and those are looking mighty good!

M said...

They look exquisite ... And in their own individual boxes??? You know that I would have to eat the caramel one but then I would be dying for a taste of the chocolate ... so, I would share half and half (as usual)! Your day sounds delightful and I can't wait for red lock details! Gros bisous!

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Eclairs are my husband's favourite "finger food" to to have with coffee. You appear to be having a great time in Paris.....so when are we having a rendez-vous in Paris? Food, camera, great company..........
Bisous

brattcat said...

ah, now i feel certain your traveling companion's heart is truly won over. how clever of you to teach him about paris through his stomach.

Harriet said...

I must say enjoying eclairs vicariously is not quite the same as the real thing!

To Martine - ditto the question from Veronique/French Girl in Seattle!

Harriet said...

PS - Two years ago my husband and I were in Paris on this day celebrating our anniversary. This year a downtown Charleston resto will have to suffice.

Virginia said...

I'll have both! :) I recognize the cups from Hôtel Koco!
V

Bibi said...

I'm with Virginia. Live it up.

Kris said...

Could you even stop with one? I couldn't! HA

Palomasea said...

Fabulous...my mouth is watering!!!! Enjoy, and thank you for sharing, chere Genie :) Can't wait to see what's next!
A dear friend just left for Paris this morning...I will be thinking of you both and DREAMING....
Bisous,
- Irina

Rob and Mandy said...

Going to France in a week, we WILL have a couple of them!!!
The blue sign on my stressful post means it's a one way street

Alexa said...

I'm wondering if a salted caramel éclair might actually trump a salted caramel macaron. Only one way to find out for sure—right, Genie? Enjoy!

Mary said...

Seriously?! You are killing me! Oh which one would i adore most? Of course i'd have to have both. Not good for my downsizing efforts though. Oh well, i say! :D

Vreni said...

I love sweets, but I´m not really into éclairs. Nevertheless I envy your being in Paris rigth now with boulangeries on nearly every corner.

Nat said...

Looks delicious! I am trying so hard to resist such temptations ;-)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

What a great effort we made today... Five churches starting with Saint Chapelle, then Notre Dame, St Julien Le Pauvre, St Severin, and Ste. Etienne du Mont!

We continued our pastry hunt with milles feuille (large and delish), and two eclairs (pistache and café). My husband does not drink coffee but he sucked that one down with some little sighs. We did walk for miles today to make up for our excesses.

We took a train to a lovely little ville, Garches, where our sweet friend Isabelle lives to see her new apartment and catch up with her. We had a great dinner there and wearily took the train back to St Lazare and then a quick Metro back to the apt.

I still have the red lock, but tomorrow is another day!

Bises,
Genie

Erika said...

Du chocolat, des éclairs... une grande tentation.
Bisous de l'Italie.
Erika

Jack said...

Well, Genie, you photographed the tableau nicely, but I am afraid that eclairs are just not my cup of tea. Too rich! Have fun on the trip.

Sara Louise said...

I must try the caramel au beurre salé! I'm practically drooling just thinking about it! :)

Louise said...

Oh I think you've found the perfect eclair already! My son was 9 when we visited Paris in 2010, and he went on an eclair hunt. La Maison du Chocolat eclairs were definitely the adult favourites. OMG so incredible! It sounds like you're having an amazing time.

Pet said...

I must go to this place with my kids. And they really look like luxurious hotdogs :-)

Jilly said...

These look to be perfection! Drool...

cococantrelle said...

The eclairs look divine! I am more of a macaroon girl myself. Having said that I wouldn't no to one. Tres beau!

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