Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Pâtissier, I’ON, Mount Pleasant, SC
The bell ting-a-lings as you walk into the magically aromatic shop called Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Pâtissier. Nestled in the village of I’On in Mount Pleasant, the boutique is dedicated to the creation of delectable chocolates and pastries. This is a love story.
Christophe Paume fell in love with chocolate as a child in Toulouse, France, and is a third-generation chocolatier. Educated at the CFA de Muret, he eventually achieved his brevet de maitrise – master in pastry. Love brought him to Charleston when he married Carly. Together, they make beautiful chocolate, handmade sweets and pastries from the finest preservative-free European chocolate, blended with the freshest ingredients.
A small sampling of the pastries includes coconut and chocolate macaroons, brioche and opera cake with butter cream frosting. To have a fresh almond croissant in the morning, get here early, call ahead or place your order online.
Require a special hostess gift? Pick up a chocolate sculpture or a bag of mint-flavored meringues. Searching for a unique present for the gourmet in your life? Consider a chocolate-making class. Christophe teaches his secrets of chocolate – the same way he was taught by his father and grandfather.
The beautiful, the practical and the tempting meld here. Christophe and Carly create hand-painted wedding or corporate gifts: sculptures of the betrothed’s initials and stately business logos.
Treat yourself. Experience gourmet chocolate and pastries, created with love by Christophe and Carly.
For more information, visit www.christophechocolatier.com.