Patrice Chapon worked as a chef at Buckingham Palace and make ice creams for the royal family. Then the chocolate genius returned to Paris and to open his own chocolate laboratoire in 1984.
Straight from Paris, I received a lovely boxed of Chapon chocolates. The box contained nine marzipan, pralines and ganache chocolates. I can not wait to try his renditions of macarons and enjoy the chocolate mousse bar at his the 7th district shop.
My three favorite was the Praline Cream with Smoked Salt and Pistachio, Pink Berries Praline and Smoked Salt Praline Domes.