Delicate disks of dark chocolate topped with a sprinkling of crunchy pistachios, cashews, and juicy apricot pieces. This classic French confection will instantly whisk you away to the chocolatieries of Paris. Will you take us with you, s’il vous plait?
Mendiants are traditionally found in France around Christmastime, and were originated as a confection representation of the 4 monastic orders. They are chocolate disks studded with different nuts and dried fruits (typically 4 varieties because of the 4 orders). Don’t worry, there won’t be a quiz on this later. All you really need to know is that they’re a tasty addition to any picnic or dinner party.
Keep it in the Monastery and try our Mendiants with your favorite Belgian Beer (we like Delirium). They also tend to go nicely with any Rhone varietal wine, particularly Syrah.