The Salon du Chocolat and the Mère de Famille chocolaterie
Published on 5 October 2019, dans Fairs andTrade Shows
Paris is one of the world capitals of gastronomy. Renowned for its starred restaurants and excellent patisseries, the capital is also a place not to be missed for lovers of chocolate and other sweet treats. Come and enjoy the Salon du Chocolat trade fair and the famous Mère de Famille chocolaterie during your stay at the Hotel Opera Vivaldi.
A gourmet rendezvous at the Salon du Chocolat
Every year, the Salon du Chocolat attracts gourmets, chocoholics and industry insiders from far and wide. In 2019, this well-regarded trade fair will take place from October 30th to November 3rd in the largest exhibition centre in France, the Porte de Versailles. Over five days, more than 500 participants from 60 different countries will gather to offer visitors the largest possible selection of chocolate and cocoa related events, exhibitions and gourmet experiences. This fascinating trade fair is not just about participating in tastings but offers a wealth of entertainment and plenty of opportunities to get your hands sticky! Live demonstrations by the greatest pastry chefs, fashion parades of chocolate dresses, workshops, displays and conferences also take place every day.
Don’t miss the Mère de Famille; the oldest Parisian chocolaterie
Established in 1761, the Mère de Famille still operates from its original location in the Rue du Faubourg Montmartre, just a ten-minute walk from the Hotel Opera Vivaldi. A shining example of vintage Paris, it has a refined and deliciously retro ambiance that alone is worth the trip. Once there, however, you can discover all the specialties that have made this wonderful old chocolate shop/confectioners famous, such as delicate chocolate cameos, mendiants with dried fruits, homemade spreads, Florentine biscuits and creamy chocolate bars, as well as gorgeous ice cream in several tempting flavours.
Hotel Opéra Vivaldi, a 3-star hotel a few minutes from Opéra Garnier and the Department Stores