Best Gift Ever

February 11th, 2010 | Category: Food, Photo Blog

A l'Etoile d'Or box

Best gift I have ever received. EVER.

Would you like to take a peek inside?

Sure you do.

A l'Etoile d'Or box inside 2

Caramels from Jacques Genin, chocolate bars from Bernachon and out-of-this-world chocolates with oozing caramel, fleur de sel and crunchy sugar cookies from Franck Kestener – all encased in a golden box from Denise Acabo’s shop in Paris, A l’Etoile d’Or.

A l'Etoile d'Or box inside

Denise! Adopt me. Please.


  1. 1 - Burcu Şensoy on February 11th, 2010

    Totally jealous 🙂

  2. 2 - Kajal - Aapplemint on February 11th, 2010

    Aww c’mon share them … lol !

  3. 3 - Engin Korkmaz on February 11th, 2010

    can’t go wrong with such a gift..

  4. 4 - Sara, Ms. Adventures in Italy on February 11th, 2010

    Uh….I kind of hate you. But in a good way. Share with meeeeeeee

  5. 5 - Ayça on February 11th, 2010


  6. 6 - sandra on February 11th, 2010

    Denise, don’t listen to him: adopt ME!!
    I have all the good reasons: I’m french, I live in Paris and I promise I’ll braid your hair every morning :))

    Je suis française, j’habite Paris et je promets de vous faire vos tresses tous les matins :))

  7. 7 - RUTH on February 11th, 2010

    I have been going to paris every year for the last 15 years and I dindn´t know about Denise´s shop,so thank you on my next trip that´s the first place I´ll go.

  8. 8 - joey on February 11th, 2010

    What a fabulous gift indeed! You are lucky to have such generous friends 🙂

  9. 9 - Cenk on February 11th, 2010

    Sorry guys, but it is impossible to share these!

    Sandra – Nice touch with the braiding! I guess you win.

    Ruth – You’re welcome. Make sure to set aside a few hours for the visit.

  10. 10 - Nevra Sezer on February 11th, 2010

    Come on, I am on a sugar diet, this posting feels like an assassination plan to me right now 🙁

  11. 11 - Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog on February 11th, 2010

    I’m a chocoholic too much for me Cenk!!



  12. 12 - Mayumi on February 12th, 2010

    Dear Cenk,
    I’m so happy to get your message. I answered on my blog but I was not sure if you will come back to see it so I came here to say “hello”.
    I don’t know the brother of your friend told you I read your blog after you visited us and Denise got a PC for Christmas from her kids so she started to use internet. I gave her your name of blog and she read your article and she loved your photos! She told me many times “oh my, he was so cute”. So you can ask her to adopt you, maybe it will works ;-D
    I hope to see you again !

  13. 13 - Mishee on July 31st, 2010

    What a wonderful friend you’ve got there! The Bernachon and CBS are just making me salivate. Thanks to you and David, we discovered her shop and all the wonderful treats waiting inside!

  14. 14 - Kate on February 7th, 2011

    Where is the US can one get a great chocolate gift, assortment? Any ideas…

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