Maison Georges Larnicol

After a delectable lunch at Le Comptoir (post to follow), mes amis wanted to make a pâtisserie visit in the Odéon area. We accidentally stumbled upon a new Maison Georges Larnicol! We soon joined the crowd of ‘curious Georges’ that stood peering through the window display at the two MOFs inside, one of which was Georges Larnicol himself! The Maison was set to open in the après-midi the following day so of course we returned the next day. Here is what we found:

Comme Gaufre?

Grenouilles

Pour Maman

Fishy

Cacao

I could see how the chocolate décor may be a nice touch to a holiday party or serve as a fancy gift...mais pour manger? I’m skeptical. I spoke with Chef Larnicol and he said all of the chocolate is shipped from the home base in Bretagne. What kind of extreme bubble wrap do you think they use in order to ship all these delicate chocolate sculptures to Paris? Olala…

By the way, if you plan on buying something to eat and enjoy, stay away from the macarons! Ick. As I’ve said, I prefer ones from Dalloyau and Pierre Hermé.

However, these praliné ‘eggs’ and ‘mussels’ were pretty good:

Des Oeufs
Des Moules
Look out for Chef Georges Larnicol as he claims to have plans for future shops in 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Seattle, San Francisco, London, etc.
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