is a luxury food shop in Paris
, similar in stature to Fortnum & Mason
in London. Fauchon was founded in 1886 by Auguste Fauchon. There are many Fauchon stores in France, as well as worldwide, but the flagship store is located on the place de la Madeleine
in the 8e arrondissement
. Hannibal Lector, on a flight from Europe to America, in Thomas Harris's book 'Hannibal' waits until everyone is asleep to produce a Fauchon food parcel of aromatic truffled pate de foie gras and Anatolian figs as well as a half bottle of St Estephe which Harris says he favours. The box itself is yellow, trimmed with brown and tied with silk bows of complementary colours.