Known for its exceptional craftsmanship and subtle blend of taste and texture, La Maison du Chocolat and its master chef, Nicolas Cloiseau, invite chocolate lovers to enjoy the taste of authentic French chocolate with their loved ones in celebration of Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day. This year La Maison du Chocolat launches a stunning gold and red Auspicious Gift Box with a glorious mix of chocolates to make your Year of the Monkey unforgettable and surprising. Meanwhile Valentine’s Day will be marked by the elegant and exclusive creations of our four new chocolate recipes. Whether it be Orange Passion, Dashing Blue, Striking Red or Yellow Fusion with a hint of fruity aroma, these romantic recipes promise to leave everyone surprised and fulfilled.
Auspicious Collections for Chinese New Year
Giving gifts is a traditional part of Chinese culture and party etiquette, which people regard as an act demonstrating love and reinforcing relationships. When it comes to Chinese New Year, this culture of gift-giving relies heavily on the presence of red, which symbolises prosperity and luck. The prestige of the gift then reflects the relationship between giver and recipient.
The classic and luxurious delicate chocolate tastes created by La Maison du Chocolat have proven it to be the perfect option for premium artisan chocolate. Over the past three decades the French chocolatier has been clinging to the idea of creating every piece of hand-made chocolate in an artistic fashion designed to indulge chocolate lovers.
The Auspicious Collection offers special gift boxes for chocolate lovers to spread blessings of good fortune and prosperity in the Year of the Monkey. With its catchy gold and red theme colour the Chinese New Year collection presents the traditional festive season in an energetic way: a specially designed candy box with strong artistic sense of redness and an iconic ‘golden’ monkey figure. The gift box is sealed with a red signature ribbon to symbolise perfect Chinese New Year blessings.
Auspicious Gift Box (211g) HKD 620
This exclusive bonbons de chocolat box is a warm and loving hamper to celebrate a bumper new year ahead with La Maison du Chocolat’s recipe creations. Made entirely by hand, the four chocolate assortments includes:
- Three dellcate mix of chocolates:
– Akosombo: Dark chocolate with a hint of spice made with cacao beans from Ghana.
– Traviata: Almond and hazelnut praline with bursts of roasted and caramelised almonds.
– Orangettes: candled orange peel coated with dark chocolate.
- Avelinas: Caramelised hazelnuts coated with milk and dark chocolate
- Three delicate Twigs featuring silvers of caramelized biscuit, roasted coconut and bursts of crepe dentelle
- Tobago in dark (60% cocoa) and milk (37% cocoa) chocolate squares
Auspicious Macaron Gift Box (12 pcs) HKD 370
Enjoy the Year of the Monkey with a dozen colourful French macarons entirely made by hand.
Four luxurious Hatboxes also feature in the Auspicious New Year Collection:
- Auspicious Hatbox (HKD 2,595)
- Year of the Monkey Hatbox (HKD 1,990)
- Fruit Hatbox (HKD 1,565)
- Fortune Hatbox (HKD 993)
The Auspicious Collections for Chinese New Year will be available from 30 December 2015 at all La Maison du Chocolat boutiques in Hong Kong.
Valentine’s Day would hardly be complete or perfect without a box of chocolates. This year La Maison du Chocolat brings love-birds to discover the luscious tastes by launching four new chocolate flavours, and these four impeccable creations present Nicolas Cloiseau’s design to nourish the senses with the captivating colour of frisson and fusion. These colours coincide with subtle romantic encounters of passion, pleasure and promise to give love-birds a celebrated memory of their valentine.
This milk chocolate imparts a refreshing taste of passion fruit with a blend of lime and vanilla-scented creamy mango to fulfil every milk chocolate lover’s longings. La Maison du Chocolat -Orange Passion
Dark ganache surprises chocolate lovers’ taste buds with spicy notes of Persian blue salt followed by an almond-hazelnut praline with blue poppy seeds. This dual texture offers you a great sense of delight with a slight element of surprise.
This dark chocolate awakens chocolate lovers with the floral sweetness of strawberry, raspberry and a sharp punch of red currant. The perfect blend of sweet and sour will leave customers a strikingly intriguing sweetness.
Mixed with silvers of caramel and nuts, this milk almond-hazelnut praline introduces chocolate lovers to a new chocolate recipe with refreshing floral lemongrass and crisp notes of lemon
Our heart-shaped gift box is exclusive to our Valentine collection. Sealed with a red signature ribbon, the gift box represents a passionate heart with enduring commitment.
The Valentine Collections will be available from 2 February 2016 at all La Maison du Chocolat boutiques in Hong Kong.