Sunday, January 8, 2012

Art in France: Culinary, 2011-12

 Chocolate painted Santa, Chocolaterie du Crestet
Hot Chocolate Spoons, Chocolaterie du Crestet (and I can speak from first-hand experience that these were delicious!)
Fruit Jellies, Chocolaterie du Crestet. Look at that colour and sparkle!
Nougat, Chocolaterie du Crestet. It was delicious and the textures and colours remind me of a Klimt painting.
Chocolate Bark encrusted with lavender, crystallized violet and rose petals, tea leaves, ginger, nuts, Carribean hot pepper and caramel. We bought a bunch of bark for Christmas and New Year's Eve. YUM! Chocolaterie du Crestet.
 Yves-Robert Tolleron, Chocolaterie du Crestet. A generous, talented man!
 Cheese. Gorgeous, yes? Aix-en-provence.
Look at these salts! What a palette. Aix-en-provence.
Maille mustards, Dijon. There was also spring green mustard. Seriously! How pretty! The wall in this shop kind of reminded me of a colourful Louise Nevelson.

12 comments:

Kelley Sanford said...

Looks like it was fabulous trip, Kim. A feast for the eyes & stomach.

lcr said...

Glad to have you home! I'd love to be able to shop in places like that. Shops here aren't unique. The pictures are wonderful. Can't wait to see more. I'd love to go there.

Brenda L. Murray said...

Fabulous pix, Kim! I agree with Kelley--it's a pity there aren't more unique shops in Canada.

Love the pix of food! Wonderful and inspiring!

Taylor said...

wow, didn't know you were in france! looks like so much fun, can't wait to catch up on the posts i missed. :)

Brad Miedema said...

Wonderful photos Kim! I am so jealous, wish I was there!!

JanettMarie said...

Mmmmm.... looks like it was all wonderful!

Welcome back, you were missed!

Neodad said...

My blood sugar went up four points just looking at those. Really nice photography Kim! My favourite shot was the Nougat one. Hot Chocolate spoons a close second.

Pam Holnback said...

Beautiful photos! I think you should paint some of these!

Crystal Cook said...

Hi KIm :)))

1. I MISSED YOU!!! :D

2. I want some chocolate now.

3. Looks like the trip of a lifetime, so glasd you got to go with your precious family.

4. Did I mention that I MISSED YOU?!

:) So glad you're back.

Chris said...

I'm drooling

Barbara M. said...

Foooood. The first thing I noticed in France when we went for a walk in Paris was that there was food everywhere and it was all beautiful! Gorgeous photos Kim. Must make going back to Mickey D's a bit of a let down.

XO Barbara

Nicki said...

You've presented me with a predicament... should I swoon or drool???!

Wonderful photos!