Noir d'Ebene Chocolat et Patisserie Brings A Little Sweetness - And Touch Of Paris - To Illinois
By Sarah McCosham|Published November 07, 2022
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When people think of the Illinois culinary scene, certain iconic dishes come to mind. Chicago-style pizza and Italian Beef Sandwiches? Absolutely. Chicago-style hot dogs and Polish sausages? You bet. But French chocolates and French-Creole fusions? Not so much. That’s what makes Noir d’Ebene Chocolat et Patisserie, an Illinois bakery specializing in delicious Parisian confections and French-Creole entrees, so special. But it’s not just a globally inspired menu that makes this Evanston shop unique. It’s the love that Journey Shannon, chef-owner of Noir d’Ebene Chocolat et Patisserie, puts into each and every item on the menu. It’s the culture of kindness and community that are at the heart of this small business. Noir d’Ebene Chocolat et Patisserie is a place that truly is the sum of its parts, which, just like any good chocolate, come together to create something wonderful… and delicious!
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Many thanks to Journey Shannon for sharing the story of her delightful Illinois patisserie. Learn more about Noir d’Ebene Chocolat et Patisserie at its website, Facebook, and Instagram pages.
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