The chocolatiers in Belgium take their craft seriously. Like coffee and wine, the origin of the best cocoa beans is a matter of great importance to these chocolate makers. At Pierre Marcolini, you could be entering a jewelry store, so perfect and precious do their wares seem.
According to the New York Times, Pierre Marcolini is the only chocolatier in Brussels to work directly with plantations in Venezuela, Madagascar and Cuba.
This is the perfect place to find a sophisticated Valentine’s Day gift for your love – Caramel Passion? Fleur d’Orange? Chocolate Orangutan?
Brussels is already so beautiful. But Brussels’ old buildings, draped in a soft coat of snow? Stop it Brussels! You’re hogging the picturesqueness. Seriously. I can’t tell if this photo is from 1812, 1912, or 2012.
- Brussels: The Chocolate Trail (travel.nytimes.com)
- After Dinner, Exploring the Streets (And Beer) of Brussels (seattlefoodshed.wordpress.com)
- Dinner at l’Achepot in Brussels (seattlefoodshed.wordpress.com)