Chocolatier Paled'Or combines Dassai Shochu and Dassai Plum Wine in chocolate!

Introducing the World of the Prestigious Sake 'Dassai'

From the chocolate specialist brand 'Chocolatier Paled'Or,' led by chocolatier Shunsuke Mitsueda, who engages in authentic chocolate making from cocoa beans, we present chocolates crafted with 'Dassai Shochu' made from sake kasu (sake lees) of the renowned 'Dassai' sake from Yamaguchi Prefecture. Additionally, we showcase truffles made with 'Dassai Junmai Daiginjo Polished to 23%' used in the preparation of 'Dassai Authentic Plum Wine Polished to 23%.'

Raw Chocolate with Dassai Shochu

Dassai Shochu is crafted by distilling the lees peeled on the same day from 'Dassai' sake. Retaining the fragrance of Dassai, it is characterized by its impactful and robust flavor with an alcohol content of 39 degrees.

Inspired by the fusion of Dassai Shochu and cocoa, we used homemade chocolates from Madagascar and Belize cocoa to create a smooth-textured 'Raw Chocolate.' As it melts in your mouth, savor the lingering aroma of Dassai Shochu that gradually transforms from a fruity fragrance, offering a delightful aftertaste.

Product Name: Raw Chocolate Dassai Shochu Contents: 9 pieces Price (including tax): 2,700 yen (Base price: 2,500 yen)

Sales Period and Location at the Event: (This product is available exclusively during the event.)

[Tohoku Region] January 18 (Thursday) to February 14 (Wednesday) JR Nagoya Takashimaya, 10th Floor, Amour du Chocolat

Dassai Plum Wine Truffles

Made with the highest quality fully ripened plums from Nankou Ume, this authentic plum wine is brewed with 'Junmai Daiginjo Polished to 23%' sake. To harmonize with Dassai Plum Wine, various homemade chocolates from different cocoa-producing regions are blended, resulting in a rich and profound flavor. We enhance the depth by incorporating plum paste and raspberry purée used in the brewing of Dassai Plum Wine, adding a soft acidity. Enjoy the mature and mellow sweetness.

Product Name: Dassai Plum Wine Truffles Contents: 5 pieces Price (including tax): 2,700 yen (Base price: 2,500 yen)

Sales Period and Location at the Event: (This product is available exclusively during the event.)

[Tohoku Region] January 18 (Thursday) to February 14 (Wednesday) JR Nagoya Takashimaya, 10th Floor, Amour du Chocolat

Brand Introduction: Chocolatier Paled'Or

"Chocolatier Paled'Or" is a Japanese chocolatier (specialized chocolate shop) founded by Chef Shunsuke Mitsueda in 2004.

"Chocolatier Pursuing the Essence of Cocoa and Chocolate"

In the pursuit of the taste and lingering notes of chocolate, the unique approach taken was the creation of homemade chocolate.

The brand's greatest strength lies in the unparalleled and original flavors derived from working with cocoa beans.

Handling every step from cocoa bean selection to roasting, the brand produces not only homemade dark and milk chocolate but also white chocolate. Based on these, they explore all possibilities of expression using cocoa and chocolate, including chocolate bars, bonbons, cakes, drinks, and more, seeking unique flavors that cannot be experienced elsewhere.

Analogous to blending various types of base spirits in whiskey-making to achieve the desired flavor, the brand creates its distinctive taste by selecting from its exclusive "Chocolate Library." This process, akin to a whiskey distillery, results in a one-of-a-kind flavor that sets the brand apart.

Particularly noteworthy is the fact that, unlike mass-produced, pre-blended chocolates commonly found in the market, the aromatic and flavorful qualities of homemade chocolate, as a pure "cocoa material," enhance the compatibility and pairing precision with other ingredients.

[About the Stores]

Currently, we operate three stores in Tokyo, one in Osaka, and one in Yamanashi, totaling five physical locations. Additionally, we have an online shop.

Tokyo Store / Osaka Store / Ginza Store

In the Tokyo, Osaka, and Ginza boutiques, we offer a diverse range of over dozens of bonbons and Gâteau (cakes) made with chocolate. The Marunouchi store in Tokyo and the Osaka store have salons where you can enjoy original drinks and parfaits made with cocoa, as well as a specially blended café that complements our chocolates. We also provide a unique Bean to Cocoa (cocoa drink made in-house from cocoa beans) using homemade cocoa powder. Additionally, we propose various pleasures and products unique to "Chocolatier Paled'Or," such as chocolate paired with champagne or whiskey, handling all processes from cocoa to chocolate.

At the Tokyo Aoyama store, "Chocolatier Paled'Or Blanc," we press cocoa butter from cocoa beans in our workshop and create white chocolate using cocoa beans from different origins. Among the numerous Bean to Bar shops worldwide, very few undertake the entire process from cocoa beans to chocolate. We are pioneers in producing a wide range of products, including baked goods, drinks, and soft-serve ice cream, using our homemade white chocolate with cocoa butter and cocoa powder. This specialty store's approach, involving products born from homemade cocoa butter and cocoa powder, is a groundbreaking endeavor and offers a unique experience not found elsewhere.

At the Yamanashi Kiyosato store, "Artisan Paled'Or," we meticulously roast carefully selected cocoa beans from around the world in the optimal conditions tailored to each bean, bringing them to the final chocolate stage. The Bean to Bar workshop, where chocolatiers personally undertake chocolate making from cocoa beans on a scale of 10 tons per year, is globally rare and a pioneer in Bean to Bar in Japan. Surrounded by the beautiful nature overlooking the Yatsugatake mountains, the cool environment is reminiscent of European mountain resorts, providing ideal conditions for cocoa storage and chocolate aging. With a career spanning over 40 years and a chef who has continuously worked with various chocolates, the workshop is a unique creation by Chef Mitsueda. The tablets produced in this workshop have received numerous awards at events such as the International Chocolate Awards Asia and World competitions, as well as the Academy of Chocolate in the United Kingdom.

[Chef Shunsuke Mitsueda Profile]

Owner Chef / Chocolatier

Representative Director Shunsuke Saegusa

Born in 1956 in Osaka, Japan. Started his career in the world of Western confectionery under the mentorship of the late Juiichi Yasui, a prominent figure in the confectionery industry, at the prestigious Hotel Plaza in Osaka.

In 1996, he encountered the master chocolatier, the late Maurice Bernachon, in Lyon, France, and received training as a chocolatier. Following this inspiration, he opened the authentic chocolate specialty store "Chocolatier Paled'Or" in Osaka in 2004 and in Tokyo in 2007.

In 2014, he initiated the Bean to Bar workshop "Artisan Paled'Or Kiyosato," where the entire process from cocoa beans to chocolate is undertaken in-house to achieve the highest quality.

In his pursuit of mastering chocolate, he closed all other confectionery brands, focusing solely on elevating the art of chocolate.

In 2019, he opened the Bean to Bar brand specializing in white chocolate, "Chocolatier Paled'Or Blanc," in Aoyama.

In April 2021, "Chocolatier Paled'Or GINZA" was opened in Ginza 5-chome.

[Media Coverage]

  • 2010: TV Tokyo "Solomon-ryu"
  • 2011: TBS "Birth Day"
  • 2014: NHK "Today's Cooking"
  • 2018: NHK "Professional: Work Style"
  • 2018: NHK BS Premium "Sweets Magic Expiry Date: 10 minutes!!"
  • 2019: NHK BS Premium "Vessel of Beauty"
  • 2020: NHK BS Premium "Sweets Magic Sweet Vacation! Karuizawa & Kiyosato," NHK "Professional Special Edition! Professional Home Cooking" (appeared twice)

Chef Shunsuke Saegusa has been featured in numerous media outlets, including television programs such as "Solomon-ryu," "Birth Day," "Today's Cooking," "Professional: Work Style," and others. Additionally, he has made multiple appearances on NHK BS Premium's "Sweets Magic" series and NHK's special edition of "Professional: Home Cooking" in 2020.

[Store Information - Details]

■ Chocolatier Paled'Or Tokyo Store: 1F, Shin-Marunouchi Building, 1-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-6501 / TEL: 03-5293-8877

Ginza Store: 1F, EXITMELSA, 5-7-10 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061 / TEL: 03-5962-8787

Osaka Store: 4F, Herbis PLAZA ENT, 2-2-22 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0001 / TEL: 06-6341-8081

  • Palacesta (vending machine) is located in Herbis PLAZA ENT B1.

■ Artisan Paled'Or (Kiyosato Store) 3545-931 Asahigaoka, Kiyosato, Takane-cho, Hokuto City, Yamanashi 407-0301 / TEL: 0551-48-5381

■ Chocolatier Paled'Or Blanc (Aoyama Store) 1-1-1 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062 Aoyama Twin East B1F / TEL: 03-3470-0613

  • Palacesta (vending machine) is installed in front of the store.

■ Chocolatier Paled'Or Online Shop