"Chocolates: Well Worth the Price" Chocolates Tip by von.otter
Chocolates, Brussels: 58 reviews and 80 photos
“Twill make Old Women Young and Fresh;
Create New Motions of the Flesh.
And cause them long for you know what,
If they but taste of chocolate.”
— from “A History of the Nature and Quality of Chocolate” by James Wadworth (1768-1844)
Pierre Marcolini won the World Chocolate Championship in 1995. Today, three exquisite chocolate shops in Brussels bear his name (Avenue Louise, 75 / 02 538 42 24; Rue des Minimes 1 / 02 514 12 06; and Rue des Minimes 1, Place du Grand Sablon / 32 2 514 1206). In addition, he has outlets in Paris, London, New York, Kuwait and Tokyo and many in Belgium.
It is said at the Brussels-born Mr. Marcolini produces the most expensive chocolates in the world. The pralines that Mr. Marcolini makes include ganaches flavored with exotic teas. This master chocolatier flavors his confections with fruit, such as apple, pear, black current and melon as well as ingredients such as pepper, chestnut, tonka beans and even patchouli, sandalwood and oak.
In addition to chocolates Mr. Marcolini creates a fine line of macaroons, on display at his store in Place du Grand Sablon (see photos).
What to buy: Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate!
What to pay: It is a treat! Pay what is asked.
Theme: Food and Drink
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