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A Lovely Chocolatier in Lyon - Tourtiller

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We've been meaning to try this place which we've heard is really the best chocolatier in Lyon, Tourtiller. Sunday was Mother's Day in France, and since I have visitors with children visiting, it was the perfect opportunity to pick up a nice cake, diet be damned.

Some snapshots from the patisserie side -










A budding food photographer...


The thing about this place is the chocolate... :smile:


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Looks great...

I'm intrigued by the long meringues that are in the bottom of the first photo; with a pale yellow or green filling along the top..

Also, any idea what the patisserie is in the forth photo? (a row of rectangular pastries with a glazed/caramelized top and small piece of chocolate?

Did you end up picking out a cake? If so, what kind?

Thanks for the eye candy!

"Under the dusty almond trees, ... stalls were set up which sold banana liquor, rolls, blood puddings, chopped fried meat, meat pies, sausage, yucca breads, crullers, buns, corn breads, puff pastes, longanizas, tripes, coconut nougats, rum toddies, along with all sorts of trifles, gewgaws, trinkets, and knickknacks, and cockfights and lottery tickets."

-- Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 1962 "Big Mama's Funeral"

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