The Mentchikoff, a little Russian touch in Chartres
A white candy created in 1893 by confectioner Daumesnil, in Chartres (Eure-et-Loir), to celebrate the French-Russian alliance.
Yummy! It's a chocolate with sugared almonds and an icing flavoured with vanilla (the famous "Swiss meringue", meringue suisse).
The little history
Alexandre Danilovitch Menchikov (1672-1729) was, in the reign of Peter the Great, governor of Saint-Petersburg, prince of the Russian Empire, general...
Then they sent him in exile in Siberia.
The legend says he was a pastrycook’s son and a pastrycook himself when he was young!