Last Wednesday, high-end chocolate maker Jean-Paul Hevin celebrated the opening of his first China boutique with a hot chocolate making demonstration at ifc Mall. Constantly ranked as one of the world’s top chocolatiers, (no.1 in Japan in 2004, no.1 in France just last year, and a collection of other awards for specific chocolate treats under his belt) Hevin showed us his careful chocolate-making process, whipping up 6 different flavored chocolate beverages with some interesting combinations like mango, green tea, and raspberry.
Hevin himself has spent a considerable amount of time in Asia, particularly Japan, and often fuses those eastern influences into his confections. The green tea mixed with chocolate was one but it was his ginger hot chocolate that left the deepest impression. You also couldn’t go wrong with his range of classically French macarons. Yup, we think your girlfriend will approve of this place.
Jean-Paul Hevin // Shop L2-35, Shanghai ifc, 8 Century Ave near Lujiazui Huan Lu (世纪大道8号, 国金中心IFC商场L2-35, 近陆家嘴环路)