Madame Delluc is the first venture of Francoise Imports, operated by Walusis and her husband John Walusis of Washington Twp., and her brother-in-law Brian Walusis of Miami Twp. Francoise Walusis is a native of Belgium whose father was a diplomat for the Belgian government. She came to Ohio 20 years ago to attend Wittenberg University.
This is not the first media shout-out that Madame Delluc has received. The shop was mentioned favorably in a column published earlier this year in "goop," an online newsletter/web magazine launched by Gwyneth Paltrow.
>> Oakwood chocolate shop scores national shout-out
In a column entitled "What Women Really Want for Valentine's Day," Kate Wolfson, Senior Editor for goop, listed several gift items that she said are all about the "grand romantic gesture." Among those items listed was the Madame Delluc box of chocolates, "Ballotin 18 Pralines."
Mary Chocolatier was founded in Brussels in 1919. The company produces its chocolates using original recipes developed by founder Marie Delluc in the 1920s.
For more information about Madame Delluc, check out its web site.