French 101



Bar au Chocolat is from the French phrasing of chocolate bar.’

To understand who we are, you must learn the translation, definition, and correct pronunciation of Bar au Chocolat. 

Translation / Definition

bar au chocolat

1. chocolate bar—a place where you savor chocolate

Alors, il ya ce garçon qui entre dans un bar au chocolat . . . 
So, theres this guy who walks into a chocolate bar . . . 
2. chocolate barBar au Chocolat is a boutique chocolatemaker located in Manhattan Beach. It  arises from a simple, yet all-consuming desire: to make delicious chocolate. While surfers catch the ultimate wave, volleyball players hit the nectar set, and sun-worshipers take in the beaming rays, we perfect chocolate. 

tablette de chocolat  
1. chocolate bar—a beloved food comprising of cacao and sugar
Cette tablette de chocolat est délicieuse.
This chocolate bar is delicious. 

tablettes de chocolat 
—pl. noun
1. six-pack; well-defined abdominal muscles

When the French see a hot-looking guy, who has a ripped core and nicely defined abs, they say that he has tablettes de chocolat. Ladies and gentlemen, the next time you see a man with a six-pack, think chocolate, not beer.  

To learn the correct pronunciation of Bar au Chocolat, repeat the following: 

Bar—say Bar like bar but a little deeper: [Bahr]

au—say au like the lyric in the song, December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night) by The Four Seasons: [oh]. If you like this song, check out the French version, Ces Soirées-Là" by singer and rapper Yannick.

Chocolat—say Chocolat starting with Cho pronounced [Show] like Tom Cruises line in the film Jerry Maguire, Show me the money! In the middle, co is pronounced [ko] like Coco Chanel. The ending lat is the same sound in the classic French phrase, Ooh là [là!]” used in moments of joy, surprise, and admiration. All together, it goes something like this: [Showkola]

Okay, lets repeat: Bar au Chocolat

At Bar au Chocolat, we love chocolate, all things French, a good joke, the beach, music, movies, fashion⏤and all of the pleasure they bring.