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art nouveau, chocolate, and the allure of maxim’s paris


Paris, the City of Lights, has long been celebrated for its embodiment of the arts, beauty, and gastronomy. In the heart of this cultural haven stands Maxim’s, a legendary restaurant founded in 1900 along the illustrious Champs-Elysées. More than a culinary destination, Maxim’s has become an icon, drawing actors, politicians, singers, and notable figures from around the globe to its renowned tables.

art nouveau, chocolate, and the allure of maxim's paris

Once you step inside Maxim’s, you will find yourself surrounded by a captivating display of Art Nouveau paintings and furniture, creating an ambiance as seductive as the patrons it attracts. The interior is a living testament to an era when art reigned supreme in the life of every Parisian. Ascent to the upper floors, and you will discover a museum dedicated to the Art Nouveau movement, showcasing some of the finest pieces in Maxim’s extraordinary collection.


Yet, Maxim’s allure extends beyond its visual feast; it encompasses the realm of taste, notably in the form of exquisite chocolates. Indulge in extravagant bonbons, presented in assorted boxes adorned with fondant, transforming each piece into a delectable work of art. Some customers insist that their truffles are almost too beautiful to consume – almost. A single bite, however, transcends artistic beauty into a symphony of unforgettable flavors.


Maxim’s offers a diverse array of chocolates, from individually wrapped squares in its iconic window box – perfect companions for tea or coffee- to chocolate tuiles, thinly sliced petals that delicately melt on the tongue. These chocolates are not just confections; they are reflections of an era when every occasion in a Parisian’s life called for the artistic touch of gourmet delights.

For those seeking to infuse sophistication into a dinner party or gift a fashionable friend, Maxim’s stands as a distinctive choice. Its chocolates are not only delicious but also a visual and culinary journey, leaving both your palate and your companions’ senses grateful for the gift of an elegant French treat. In the realm of Maxim’s de Paris, every bite is a celebration of the artistic and culinary heritage that defines the City of Lights.

To find a selection of Maxim’s items on the MFCH Boutique, click HERE.
We are happy to be one of the only distributors of Maxim’s to the USA.

Written by Sarah Nusz

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