Joel Durand, Chocolatier (St. Remy, France)

The chocolate artisan of St. Remy, Provence, France


Best known for his Chocolate Alphabet series; he creates delicate, subtle and delicious confectionaries. His alphabet chocolates are small, square chocolates stamped with letters in gold-leaf. Each letter is a different flavor. My favorites are the ones that showcase the provencal flavors: lavender, violet, thyme. We bought a box from his shop and he was there and very friendly. Since we got back, I've been metering mine out to preserve them as long as possible, although now that I see he sells them on-line, I might just have to become a regular customer.

Posted: Sun - May 7, 2006 at 11:45 AM           |