Paris: At Jacques Genin, a Trove of Spice-Infused Chocolates; Coffee, Cardamom and Black Pepper
At Jacques Genin, each tiny chocolate is a miniature work of art concealing silken ganache infused with coffee, black China tea and spices such as licorice, cardamom and black pepper.
Saturday, 4:12 PM: I’m in the outer reaches of the Marais, trekking up a non-descript section of rue de Turenne. I slog past endless menswear shops displaying iridescent suits, luminous ties, flashy tuxes. It might sound like kitschy fun, but really it's just depressing.
This is not pretty Paris. It’s bleak and a little gritty. Even the handwritten sign pointing the way to uber-chic Surface 2 Air—it is Fashion Week after all--doesn’t merit a glance from tired parents pushing strollers along the sidewalk.
But there’s hope.
On the corner up ahead, in a pale 17th century building, is Jacques Genin.