Moving to France for me was inspired by the heady culinary pursuits of chicken liver pâté and pomme frites. But no other moment sparked as much gastronomic joy as the moment the patisseries dip a menagerie in chocolate and tie it all up in grosgrain. I’m talking about Easter! There is no greater testament to the French expression of art and culinary craft as the proud moment the big chocolatiers showcase their signature eggs of the year. Behold, my very subjective top-3.
3. For the lover of Easter fantasy and the eternal believer in the Easter bunny, gastronomic fairy tales fall in the trusty hands of Fachon, responsible for this 60cm masterpiece of 70% pure cocoa Venezuelan dark chocolate.
2. Don’t let its R2-D2 appearance fool you. The walls of this oeuf crack into flaky layers of dark chocolate, wafer and praline.
1. Swiss artist Beat Zoderer reinterprets the iconic symbol of springtime, encasing a secret drawer with colorful chocolate bands.
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