Friday, February 1, 2008

Chocolat au Gourmand

Does Prague need another chocolate bonbon store?

Not really. But when its candy is as good as Chocolat au Gourmand's, a new confectionery is very welcome indeed.

This pretty shoebox sweet shop is an offshoot of local patisserie chain Au Gourmand, which sells baguettes, sandwiches, and various French pastries at locations around the city. With Chocolat, they've expanded their wares to include a selection of fancy chocolates imported from France (for the moment, only the truffles are handmade in Prague).

The bonbon options here are plentiful: pistachio white nougat, raspberry truffle, jasmine, and a powerful passion fruit cream are among them. All chocolates cost 190 CZK per 100 grams.

Chocolat au Gourmand is also the first in Prague to sell Kusmi teas, a brand renowned for its Russian blends and flavored black and green leaf varieties -- and the packaging is lovely, too.

A little box of Gourmand goodies and a tin of Kusmi Spicy Chocolate tea might be just the thing to warm your loved one's heart on Valentine's Day.

Though you might get lucky faster with a nice bottle of champagne.

Chocolat au Gourmand
Dlouhá 10
Prague 1 - Old Town
Tel: 723 065 248

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