Jean-Philippe Patisserie is a decadent pâtisserie owned by Chef Jean-Philippe Maury, a world-renowned pastry chef from France. Time Cupsoul’s dear sister picked up a chocolate bar and chocolate bon-bon at the Aria hotel in Las Vegas, and bottom line, the chocolate is lovely.
First, the chocolate bar packaging revealed the deep-brown color of the bar via a large, clear cellophane “window” and also showcased the cursive “Jean Philippe Pâtisserie” logo in brown and yellow. The back of the packaging stated:
“‘Like jewelry or perfume. A blend, a shape, a texture. Creating candy with precision, emotion and passion. Give yourself the pleasure of gods.‘ -Jean-Philippe Maury”
The bar’s thickness was substantial compared to the previous Time Cupsoul review of Marou Chocolate, yet provided an elegant, quick snap. Breaking off a small corner of chocolate and tasting it slowly gave way to numerous cocoa flavor notes:
- citrus (lemon)
- nutty flavor (peanut)
Immediately, taste-buds predicted Ghanaian bean origin. Small lettering on the package’s ingredients list soon disclosed: Grand Cru Dark Valrhona 85% chocolate.
After some research, it appears that the bar is the Abinao Valrhona, made with cocoa beans from Africa. (Good job, taste-buds!) Ghanaian cocoa is generally known to have a creamy-sour flavor, which does come through in this Jean Philippe bar, but Time Cupsoul also detected a nuttiness (like peanut shells), that’s more akin to the Sao Tomé region. For now, it remains a mystery!
The bon-bon, which came in an adorable intricate package, showed a sneak-peek of Jean Philippe’s other chocolate creations; with a soft, delicious texture and perfect bite of sweetness, it was truly a savory moment. All in all, the Jean Philippe bar and bon-bon were delicious, and provided a relaxing time cupsoul. If you find yourself in Vegas, the Jean Philippe Pâtisserie is a Time Cupsoul recommended stop. Perhaps you may even taste from one of his famous chocolate fountains!
*Please note that all chocolate bars consumed and reviewed are randomly chosen and purchased with personal funds. This bar was generously gifted to Time Cupsoul with no requirement to review.