Poptasi – flavours of November

Via Poptasi’s Facebook page I keep up to date on the flavours of the week.

I was so much looking forward for the Pastis flavour to come back, so when I read on Facebook that it was back, I immediately combined a Rijksmuseum visit with a visit to Poptasi!

Not only did I try and buy Pastis, but also Dulce de Leche, Caramel, Coconut-Raspberry, Coconut, Black Sesame Passion Fruit, Taai Taai & Pepernoot( sorry, no translation, let’s call them Dutch & Delicious), and last but not least the Tonka Bean which was described by Poptasi as vanilla’ish and caramel’ish. Enough was said!


Poptasi Dangerously Delicious

The Pastis was, like, ‘HELLO whoopie’!, the Sesame Passion Fruit like ‘ZINGGG’ . and the others just super yummy!

And …. sssstttt… before I left, I got the distinct impression that Patrick van Drie is up to creating something new!!!!

Good news:  the web shop is open again, so you can place your orders on-line again!!

By the way, don’t you just love the little macaron icon illustrations???

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Chocotober – Pierre Marcolini’s creation for Chocolate Eclair Weekend! – 30 OCT – 3 NOV 2013

Chocotober has another surprise: Pierre Marcolini, as Guest Chef at this event, has, especially for Chocotober Chocolate Eclair Weekend created this amazing chocolate éclair (Crème de chocolat noir Araguani, ganache chocolat Chuao et grué de cacao caramélisé to be precise).

Pierre Marcolini's Chocotober Eclair!

Pierre Marcolini’s Chocotober Eclair!

So, for those people not living in Paris to visit one of Christophe Adam’s boutiques, but in Belgium, London, Kuwait….  I hope you can also enjoy this eclair where you are!!

Pierre Marcolini now has  six stores in Brussels, a further four in the rest of Belgium, four in Tokyo and two in Paris, one in Kuwait, and one supplier in London. For details  of these stores visit Chocolate-Revolution.com


Or indulge yourself via his Twitter  and Facebook updates!

Twitter Pierre Marcolini

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Introducing Julien Plumart in Brighton!

When in Brighton last weekend I strolled past Cocoa Patisserie in Queens Road near the Railway Station. A patisserie with a display of macarons in the window obviously always catches my eye. And not only that, but have a look at those meringues as well!!

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Also in this case. Reason enough to stop for a coffee and a macaron! The question, as always ‘are these homemade?’ was answered with a ‘Mais biensure, by the owner!’.

Julien Plumart - Duke Street Brighton

Julien Plumart – Duke Street Brighton

We were quickly directed to Duke Street where the owner, Julien,  has a specialist macaron shop with no less than 24 flavours. So off we went, not straight away (because first comes lunch) but in time for the afternoon macaron.

Julien Plumart - Brighton

Julien Plumart – Brighton

The shop on Duke Street is lovely (I love the overhead lighting!)! And the owner, may I introduce you to Julien Plumart, is even lovelier! We tried Pina Colada and Lavender Toffee and Julien gave us his own favorite, mojito, to try. Exquisite!!! An absolute treat! Thank you Julien! Please let me know when you make licorice this winter!

Julien can also be contacted via Social Media, don’t miss his posts on Facebook and Twitter!

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