dimanche 17 février 2013

L' Etoile d 'Or


I had written about this amazing chocolate shop a few years ago when I stumbled upon it and didn't even know it was famous!! My instincts alone led me to this extraordinary shop the first time and I was not disappointed. Well, we once again stumbled on it a few weeks ago while in the Pigalle Area so why not do a quick write up about it once again.The candies and chocolates in Mme Acabo's shop, L'Etoile d'Or are the hard to come by chocolates and candies that are only produced in small quantities. She searches for the best of the best to sell in her shop. Just passing from the outside, one can't be helped but to be drawn inside where all sorts of temptation yields one to throw any type of regime* out the window and just go for it.

With the look of her school girl charm decked out in blonde and silver braided pigtails dressed in a school girl uniform, it's not hard to be drawn into the warmth of this woman. Mme Acabo treats all her customers as if they are number one and that's the way it should be done!! When I told her what I wanted and pointed to the fancy box to put it in, she politely asked me if it was for me or "une cadeau"**. I mentioned for me, and she laughed and said why do you want this fancy box, it cost more money - I will just put it in this nice cellophane bag tied up with ribbon and you will have one or two more chocolates in there as you won't be paying for the extra weight of the box. Now, I don't know any other place where such a suggestion would be made! She had me sold! She then asked did I want to choose or could she choose for me. I said, of course, you choose for me. I followed her around as she meticulously chose each individual piece saying, you have to try this, or this is my favorite. Her selection did not disappoint and neither will you be. Be sure and stop by this truly impressive, one of a kind shop if you are visiting Paris.

L'Etoile D'Or
Metro: Blanche
30, rue Pierre Fontaine


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