Wednesday, March 2, 2011

French Chocolate Heaven

Hidden in a somewhat industrial area of Chamblee, Maison Robert offers you a step into France. This small chocolate shop features truffles, confections, and savory lunch items all made in house. Robert Reeb opened a shop in Atlanta in 1977. Robert had trained in his native France as a third generation pâtissier-confiseur-glacier. 

As you walk into the shop, the smell of chocolate overwhelms your senses. You can dazzle your eyes at the chocolate counter and explore the cute packages of chocolates and treats and you can watch Robert and his family in action. When I was there for lunch recently, I was able to watch him hand dip chocolate caramel truffles! Finally don't miss out on the tiny but delicious lunch menu. We tried the turkey and brie sandwich served on fresh baked baguette, and the homemade spinach quiche. The breads and quiche are also made daily and are the closest to France I had tasted in a while. The quiche was light and flaky with eggs that were firm, but not overcooked something hard to find. They also offer them frozen so you can take one home. 

Before leaving, we had to get some chocolates and try my personal reason for visiting, the macarons. These are very hard to find in Atlanta. Maison Robert offers about 10 flavors, each one delicate and full of natural flavors like sea salt and caramel and raspberry.  The colors are so pretty and they taste amazing.

This little shop offers so much to its customers. It is well worth exploring Chamblee to have lunch and go home with some sweet treats. 

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