Jean-Charles Rochoux chocolates are part curiosity, part art, all indulgence. Solid chocolate sculptures, created in copper pots in Rochoux’s tidy atelier beneath the store, range from perfectly formed crocodiles to perfectly formed male torsos (complete with rippling abs).
And then there are the chocolate bars, filled with praline and caramel, great for gift giving or munching when energy dips mid-afternoon. Don’t miss the delicious squares made from ganache: welcome to the divine intersection of chocolate and cream.
Saturdays are a special treat, as M Rochoux transforms fresh fruit into chocolate confection perfection. The story goes that a customer presented him with chocolate covered fruit and, displeased, he responded with a better version. Now every Saturday he makes a limited amount of chocolate-encased fruit that rarely lasts the day.