And not just a brand, they are making chocolate from the beginning – roasting and crushing the cacao bean, preparation that is usually performed before most chocolatiers receive their chocolate supplies to take to the tempering stage. The trend for quality chocolatiers in France and Belgium now is to produce single origin chocolate and Ducasse has launched straight into that trend.
It is in a former factory near Bastille in Paris.
Showroom antique chocolate moulds.
On the way out – cocoa bean man.
Ours was a hurried visit on the last morning of our stay in Paris, we had no time to organise a special behind the scenes tour for this blog but on his website there is a short movie showing all the behind the scenes view of the workshop. La Manufacture de chocolate – www.lechocolat-alainducasse.com