TOP-3 Most Beautiful Easter Eggs 2014

Jessie Kanelos Weiner
Jessie Kanelos Weiner

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.

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Jessie Kanelos Weiner

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.

Peacock Egg 60cm – Fauchon,  €795,00


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Jessie Kanelos Weiner

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.

Oeuf de Pâques feuilleté – Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse, €60.00

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Jessie Kanelos Weiner

1. Swiss artist Beat Zoderer reinterprets the iconic symbol of springtime, encasing a secret drawer with colorful chocolate bands. 


Happy Easter!

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  1. kathy macari says:

    Still in CA until May 3…lucky me! Josh and Stella just left yesterday after a busy week visit. Stella is on the move! i hope you and Cyrille can visit sometime.

  2. thefrancofly says:

    Thanks Aunt Kath. I don’t have a microwave so I can’t enjoy peeps in their exploding glory! Miss you all! Are you in Cali?

  3. kathy macari says:

    So you don’t miss “peeps”? Happy Easter sweet Jessie…and Happy Passover Mr. Cyrille
    Aunt Kathy and Family

  4. thefrancofly says:

    That sounds like a good competition. Get a dozen hard-boiled eggs, a dozen pair of fake eyelashes and a yard of taffeta and see what happens. He has risen indeed!

  5. Emily says:

    Those eggs are serving up some fishy easter realness! Fierce!

  6. thefrancofly says:

    I don’t think so. Think of it as the haute couture of chocolate eggs. Not a lot of people can afford it, but it’s worth dreaming about.

  7. thefrancofly says:

    Me too!

  8. thefrancofly says:

    Thanks you very much! You as well. Are you still in Paris?

  9. Danielle says:

    Joyeuses Pâques !

  10. snakefishbird says:

    I want!

  11. Helen says:

    Does anyone really pay 750 euros for a chocolate egg?

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