Sugared & Spiced

pâtissière in paris, now shanghai

Archive for the ‘roppongi’ tag

[Tokyo] Le Chocolat de H

with one comment

Like my FACEBOOK PAGE or follow me on TWITTER / 微博!

Le Chocolat de H

Add: Shibuya Hikarie ShinQs B2F, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 2-21-1 / 東京都渋谷区渋谷 2-21-1 渋谷ヒカリエ ShinQs B2F
Tel: (03) 54683167
Hours: 10am~9pm
Website: www.lcdh.jp
Price: Coffret du Chocolat ¥2,700~10,368
Visited on: Feb 2012

Hironobu Tsujiguchi, the youngest pâtissier to ever win La Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie (a.k.a. the World Cup of Desserts), has a small but very chic boutique/salon in Roppongi*, Tokyo. I was only able to snap of picture of its exterior as the shop was closed when I visited last winter, but lucky me! – a friend was kind enough to bring back a box of “H Selection” for me during Chinese New Year.

*The shop is now moved to Shibuya Hikarie ShinQs B2F.

Le Chocolat de H

The H Selection, a special Valentine’s Day limited edition, includes 7 exquisitely crafted chocolates:

  • Cœur Framboise: red heart-shaped white chocolate with raspberry jam
  • Plaine: plain ganache made with Creole chocolate beans
  • Japonais “Yuzu”: milk ganache with tangy and aromatic yuzu
  • Hime: ganache infused with earl grey tea
  • Whisky: truffle of bitter ganache and whisky
  • Sylvain: chocolate with hazelnut praline
  • Champagne Fraises: strawberry and champagne

The above descriptions might be slightly off since I translated them from the Japanese below…but they give you an idea of what the flavors are like.


Flavors

My favorites? ALL of them. Each unique flavor – be it yuzu, earl grey, or champagne – is chosen to match a specific chocolate ganache, then blended smoothly to complement, never to overwhelm.

H Selection (¥2,100)

But if I absolutely must choose…I was particularly fond of Japonais “Yuzu” and Hime. But I also loved Sylvain…and Champagne Fraises…and Plaine…

Le Chocolat de H

I think it’s time to visit Tokyo again.

Written by sugarednspiced

February 8th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

[Tokyo] Roppongi 六本木

with 3 comments

Here’s how I spent the day in one of my favorite neighborhoods of Tokyo:

Morning: got here before any of the stores opened, wandered around discovering street art here and there.

Street art.

Baller apartment where celebrities and moneyed people live.

Le Chocolate de H, saving this for next time.

Lunch: skipped the main meal for some made-to-order desserts at Toshi Yoroizuka instead.

Afternoon: saw a very inspiring exhibition by Issey Miyake at 21_21 Design Sight. It’s an amazing space designed by Ando Tadao, unfortunately wasn’t allowed to take pictures inside.

Late afternoon: (window) shopping at Tokyo Midtown.

Dinner: a dinner at Ryugin, reserved 2 months in advance. Click here for the detailed post.

Evening: more walking around – discovering Roppongi decked out in Christmas decorations.

Last note: for those interested in late night activities, Roppongi is supposed to be great for clubbing and bar hopping as well.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Written by sugarednspiced

January 29th, 2011 at 1:51 am

Posted in tokyo

Tagged with , ,