For Valentine's Day, Le Bon Garcon limited-edition caramels
It's that time of year: time to start thinking about giving sweets to the sweet. Le Bon Garcon, the L.A. caramel maker founded by pastry chef Justin Chao, has Valentine's Day gift boxes featuring a new caramel flavor called Caramour that gets its subtle pink tinge from blood orange puree.
Chao, who graduated from Ecole Gastronomique Belluet Conseil and worked at Le Meurice in Paris, started Le Bon Garcon in 2010 -- making the caramels with Plugra butter and wrapping them by hand. The blood orange Caramour caramels are available for a limited time. Other flavors include sea salt, mango-passion fruit and macadamia nut. Place Valentine's Day orders online by Feb. 7.
-- Betty Hallock
Photo credit: Le Bon Garcon