21 May 2015

Kosak Glacier ~ an ice cream shop

It was a joy to find, as the temperature hit 27 degrees and we were on an extended walk up and down the stairs of Montmartre. What we found on busy rue Caulaincourt in the 18e was Kosak.

Kosak Glacier is an ice cream and sweet shop serving some of the best artisanal ice creams and sorbets we've tasted.  In business for only 7 months, this small shop is coming into its first summer season with some fantastic flavours, including two of our favourites: mango and salted caramel. All the ice creams are artisan-produced, with natural ingredients, and filled with goodness.

Friendly and attentive, the shopkeepers also have a passion for chocolate. Passion is probably too mild a term in this case as on a second visit to Kosak, on a cold and wet day, they were insistent on providing us with samples of some of the best chocolate bars in the world. These are not your average Mars bars either. I would recommend Akesson's single plantation milk chocolate with fleur de sel and coconut blossom sugar but some will find favour with the heavenly dark chocolates from makers the world over.

As a bonus, Kosak is near a great little brasserie called le Cépage Montmartrois, which serves a great coupe de champagne on a lovely sidewalk patio overlooking the busy street traffic. Service can vary from friendly and personable to the more traditional and detached style that we love about Paris restaurants. The champagne at le Cépage is better than most other places of this kind, and more reasonably priced too.

Ice cream. Champagne. Fun for the whole family.

Photos by Jim Murray. Copyright 2015.

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