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Five pralines like 5 notes on a musical score...

Georges Larnicol and Jean-François Castagné have dreamt up a taste journey to constantly surprise your taste buds :

A story of flavour and friendship

Quintessence is an outstanding partnership between two of France's Finest Craftsmen, a real flavourful score composed by four hands.
Georges Larnicol, awarded one of France's Finest Pastry Chefs and Jean-François Castagné awarded one of France's Finest Chocolate Makers, both received the prestigious award in 1993 when they met briefly.

They met again in a professional context a year later and worked together for 6 years as cookery teachers. This successful duo created shock waves thanks to the rigour and gustatory mastery of the former and the artistic talent of the latter. At the time, they were nicknamed "the round one and the square one"!
As well as a passion for the profession, they share the same values regarding work ethic and a quest for excellence, flavour and transmission of knowledge.

Their challenge - to combine tradition while constantly seeking innovation.
In the 2000s, they went their seperate ways. Georges Larnicol headed to Quimper in Finistère (West of France) and Jean-François Castagné to Mazamet in Tarn (South of France).
Now, 15 years later, they have been brought together by a desire to work together again and express both their affinity and synergy by composing a new score.

Quintessence is the result! Lavish pralines with delicate notes and a powerful Terra Negra chocolate coating whose tones come to life on the palates of chocolate lovers.

To the press compartment of Maison Georges Larnicol

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