Re-Post From Paris: The Bon Marche Epicerie + Nougat Noir Recipe

Please enjoy my re-post from Paris, 2010, where my friend introduced me to the most wonderful food market I've ever seen. The link I've included to their site is of thematic collections of products: this one is from America, including Wishbone dressing!

While Isabella and Kristen were at Parc Asterix, Michelle helped me find the Bon Marche Epicurean store. Oh, my, I nearly passed out. How to describe that first impression?  So many beautiful products everywhere. Not to mention on such a hot day, the freezing air conditioning was a welcome relief. I couldn’t get over how calm the store was, as well, in comparison to the large gourmet stores back home.

There was an international section where they showcased foods from all over the world. The meat section was very impressive with a whole section dedicated to duck products. Not to mention the huge selection of both fresh and packaged pate.

But, I’d have to say the assortment of treats was my favorite. The color of the fondant, the smell of the chocolate and the overall displays were amazing. There was a whole house a al gingerbread houses, covered in gummy bears. Another one covered in marshmallows and a third one in a variety of treats.

It is just next door to the Bon Marche department store and well worth a trip!

I'm including a link to some delicious French style candy,

nougat noir,

like the ones I saw at the market. Enjoy!