What's in a name?

While on a Julia Child Foundation Grant to study artisan chocolate-making in France, my husband and partner, Mark, and I frequently heard the refrain "Sherwood… Aah, la forêt!" while making reservations at country inns and restaurants.

Soon, the idea of the forest with its connotations of enchantment, mystery and romance came to symbolize how we feel about chocolate and the dream of La Forêt was born.