Madeleine Remembered

Madeleine
Madeleine I 

 

No sooner had the warm liquid mixed with the crumbs touched my palate than a shudder ran through me and I stopped, intent upon the extraordinary thing that was happening to me. An exquisite pleasure had invaded my senses, something isolated, detached, with no suggestion of its origin. And at once the vicissitudes of life had become indifferent to me, its disasters innocuous, its brevity illusory – this new sensation having had on me the effect which love has of filling me with a precious essence; or rather this essence was not in me it was me. … Whence did it come? What did it mean? How could I seize and apprehend it? … And suddenly the memory revealed itself. The taste was that of the little piece of madeleine which on Sunday mornings at Combray (because on those mornings I did not go out before mass), when I went to say good morning to her in her bedroom, my aunt Léonie used to give me, dipping it first in her own cup of tea or tisane. The sight of the little madeleine had recalled nothing to my mind before I tasted it. And all from my cup of tea.
—Marcel Proust, In Search of Lost Time
Madeleine II
Madeleine II

 

La Tarte au Chocolat

Venezuelan Valrhona Araguani 72% dark chocolate is the perfect choice for our tarte au chocolat – with robust and deep, dark notes of cacao, hints of bright, tangy red fruit and smooth, mellow honey. Araguani has always been one of our favorites, but became difficult to get our hands on until recently. Now that it is available once more, we relaunched the tarte au chocolat to celebrate it’s truly beautiful and complex flavor.

Tarte au Chocolat
Tarte au Chocolat
Tarte au Chocolat
Tarte au Chocolat