Here is a little riddle for you. I am a 80 proof liquor. I am made from sloe stones. A sloe is kind of a little wild inedible plum, but very tasty once crushed, macerated in alcohol and distilled!

Since 1840, I have been produced using old stills in an even older house, the « Cellier Saint-Pierre », that you can easily find, right in front of the cathedral portal. I won the gold medal at the 1900 Paris Exposition, and like Coca-Cola, my recipe must remain secret. People love to serve me as a starter, as a digestive drink or for dessert.

Who am I (I gave you a clue in the description)? The answer is: I am Troyes sloe gin, « la Prunelle de Troyes ». I and the « andouillette » are the two culinary specialties of the city.

I am alsoan excellent souvenir that tourists pack in their luggage so they can haveanother taste of their stay in Troyes once home.

However, I am rather friendly by nature, and I will take no offense if you decide to bring home some sweets from the delightful chocolate factories of Troyes as well. Actually I can only advise you to push the door of Pascal Caffet’s shop, who is definitely having the noble job of a chocolate maker, and does not produce any coffee, in spite of a somewhat misleading name. And what a chocolate maker!
Master Pascal Caffet is one of the best pastry workers in France and a world champion in the dessert industry. He even exported his talented work to Japan, where people really love his creations.

Just enjoy, with no limit!

The Troyes Andouillette

The Troyes Andouillette

The « andouillette » : a long story… It is not white pudding nor sausage: the « andouillette » of Troyes is unique. Made out of pure pork, unlike pale copies allowing the use of veal, this is part of a...

The Champagne

The Champagne

Body and soul of a prestigious land… In Troyes, Historic Capital of Champagne, the nearest vineyard is about ten kilometres away (Montgueux), so it would be a sacrilege to talk of gastronomy without mentioning the famous sparkling nectar...

The chocolate

The chocolate

In Troyes, chocolate is king  In 1979, Bernard Caffet, Pascal’s father, made is dream come true when he created a chocolate factory called « Le Palais du Chocolat ». This is when, from the age of 16...

Troyes Sloe Gin ( La prunelle de Troyes)

Troyes Sloe Gin ( La prunelle de Troyes)

Troyes sloe gin is made using its original recipe. It is still made in the Cellier Saint Pierre distillery, opposite Troyes cathedral. The “cellier” or “storeroom” is a building dating from the end of the 12th century and...

Some recipes of our chefs

Some recipes of our chefs

Live recipes! Recipes offered by the Restaurant ” Chez daniel’s” Chez Daniel’s37 rue Molé – 10000 TroyesTél : +33 (0)3 25 73 94 57 Recipes offered by the Restaurant “Au Flexi Troyen” Au Flexi Troyen9 ruelle...