Ah, the Calisson; the first symbol of love we have in our store! It tells the story of a pastry chef that loved the beautiful eyes of Jeanne de Laval, who was forced to marry King René. The pastry chef was so sad to see her always in tears that he confectioned a sweet that looked just like his Queen's beautiful eyes!
Because all Moms are Queens with beautiful eyes, we tought it was a must to have some in a Mother's Day gift basket from Provence. Especially Léonard Parli's calissons which are still made according to tradition with 42% premium almonds and 44% candied fruits also hand-made by this Living Heritage Company. Corsiglia's candied clementines are some of our best selling delights Moms will also appreciate.
We also wanted them to discover one of our new delicacies imported from Provence: delicious little almond crunchies(croquants) to enjoy with a cup of tea Compagnie Coloniale to celebrate Mother's Day! Located in Haute-Provence, in a 19th Century former industrial building at the entrance of the town of Forcalquier, the Biscuiterie de Forcalquier makes all its products with naturally low-gluten artisanal farmhouse flours coming from organic farming.
Last but not least, a sweet-savory note in this wonderful gift comes with Popol's raspberry pulp vinegar that will give an incomparable touch to salad dressings, ice cream, fruit salads.
Beauvillé's 100% cotton teatowel can be included in this set. A sublime provençal home decor!