You can find a list of the great restaurants of Paris anywhere. However, a list of the great chocolatiers of Paris is harder to find. Here’s a link to an article that talks about French chocolate and chocolate makers (chocolatiers), and gives the addresses of a number of Parisian chocolate shops. What a nice theme for a day in Paris–a tour of the arrondissements by way of chocolate.
Here are some chocolate- and dessert-related terms that you might not have come across elsewhere:
- la bûche de Noël: Christmas cake. (Picture below.)
- la crème anglaise: custard.
- la ganache: a cream-filled chocolate, a truffle. Other meanings, too: the lower jaw, and an old fool.
- la gaufre: waffle. You probably knew this one already, but I include it here anyway, just because I like the word. Another thing to note: le gaufre is a gopher (the North American mammal). La gaufre: waffle. Le gaufre: gopher. Fun.