Papillote Révillon

Coffee served with a papillote

Always end a meal with a chocolate! In the Roanne area that means a Révillon papillote which are traditionally enjoyed at Christmas! Made in Le Coteau, near Roanne, these little chocolates will make your mouth water, as the hidden messages inside will loosen your tongue. Legend has it that the “papillote” was created in 1790 in the Lyon confectionary shop of Sir Papillot. His apprentice, madly in love, offered chocolates wrapped in messages of love to his sweetheart. Noting the disappearance of his delicacies, Sir Papillot suspected his assistant, spied on him and realised he was the thief. Charmed by the idea, he borrowed it and replaced the love messages with quotes…