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EDIBLE ART: Plaisir's chocolates are a connoisseur's dream

The first stop for many visitors to Edinburgh is a Scotch whisky tasting, the better to immerse oneself in the Scottish spirit. But for a wee dram of something equally warming, stroll down to PLAISIR DU CHOCOLAT, about a 15-minute walk from Edinburgh Castle. The opulent Art Nouveau café at 251 Canongate offers up chocolate as it was meant to be: rich, flavorful and complex. Founder and master chocolatier Bertrand Espouy treats chocolate as sommeliers would wine, with an emphasis on origin, terroir and manufacture. The café window features a mouthwatering display of exquisite house-made pastries and cakes, and inside, diners...

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