Walking into the Galerie de la Reine shop is a delight. The shop fit out, packaging and delicious little morsels all lined up perfectly, and bursting with colour in large glass bowls. The hand crafted boxes are real treasures themselves, maintaining the luscious plain silk or painted styles of the past, available in all shapes and sizes. The signature drapery is repeated in each shop, and is featured in every gift box, through the carefully folded and delicately placed tissue paper.
Only dilemma is what to choose? The incredible truffles, or perhaps one of Mary's oyster, snail and cat tongue shaped chocolates? Choices also include caramel, fresh creams, pralinés, gianduja, milk & dark chocolates, almond paste, walnut paste pistachio paste, fruit paste, liqueur, and candied fruit. After extensive sampling I settled for truffles, and just thinking about them now drives me crazy with desire for more.
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