Wednesday, November 12, 2008
LA MAISON DU CHOCOLAT-A STORE DÉBUT=A TREAT FOR WALL STREET
POSH BOUTIQUE FESTIVITIES HITS THE "SWEET" SPOT
63 Wall Street, NYC November 12th 2008
Words, images Judith Ecochard
The Fire Department must have been busy somewhere else in Lower Manhattan…as an incredibly packed house boisterously sipped non-stop bubbling Champagne at the glam new La Maison Du Chocolat in Lower Manahttan.
We arrived six minutes after the official start time of 6pm and ALREADY, the handsome wood paneled boutique (with a tearoom in the back we did not get to see) was filled with well-dressed individuals- nibbling on the sinfully delish delicacies at hand or happily accepting refills of Pommery from very polite waiters.
We got a (very) few minutes to chat with the very proud Directeur Général of La Maison Du Chocolat, Geoffrey D’Anglejean-Chatillon…who rightfully was touched by the warm reception of attendees.
“La Maison Du Chocolat has been in business for thirty years,” D’Anglejean-Chatillon noted…but has refreshed the look and feel of its boutiques worldwide to better serve an increasingly sophisticated clientele. This includes sourcing exotic chocolates from all over the globe to keep palates satiated and intrigued.
It’s no surprise to us that this high-end purveyor of the finest chocolates succeeds in its 21st century endeavors- with artistic and varied presentations of the sensuous morsels, available individually or in elegantly wrapped boxes and baskets of assortment flavors and fillings.
Our favorite is the light as air macaroons, which are nothing like the typical American variety that clog one’s throat. La Maison Du Chocolat’s offerings literally melted in our mouths. We tried all flavors, naturally- but were particularly taken with the fresh raspberry one.
Merci beaucoup for the fun evening…we could have stayed all night as we tried to figure out how all of the French employees maintained their slim figures.
INFO: LA MAISON DU CHOCOLAT