It was in the heart of the old town of
Fribourg, a quarter renowned for its
wealth of crafts of yesteryear, that
John Lehmann decided to set up his
chocolate workshop. As soon as you
enter, you are lulled in the embrace
of the chocolatey aromas. With its
colours and decorations, his workshop
is dedicated to creativity and
An accomplished pastry-cook and confectioner, John Lehmann opened his shop "for his own pleasure". Together
with Romain Leeman, his brilliant assistant, he works with top quality ingredients, creating ever more tempting recipes.
The assortment claims to be classic, but it is difficult to choose between the chocolate almonds, the different
truffles and other filled amarettis. Does he have a favourite? "The rich chocolate cake… although everything
on offer is a favourite", replies John Lehmann. The explosion of chocolate contrasts perfectly with the fondant
texture, making this cake absolutely delicious.
There are chocolate sweets, too, available in many forms: Tisane, spices, or fruit shapes, there is something for all
tastes. Chocolate, naturally, and there are many specialities evoking exotic flavours, but there are also products
that are typically regional, such as the delicious fruit cream, "pear-based vin cuit".
A house speciality is the practical workshop sessions, which are as much for adults as children. You can make sweets and take your creation away with you. There are also tasting workshops around bewitching themes
such as the history of chocolate or the five senses. Epicureans take note! What does chocolate go with best?
"With good mood", replies our confectioner, quite simply.