Pierre Marcolini: my favorite chocolatier

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Most people have never heard of Pierre Marcolini, a Belgian chocolatier who has been my favorite for so many years. The reason people have never heard of him is that he does not have shops on every high street, airport, and shopping mall (unlike Leonidas and Godiva, two chocolate brands that I do NOT recommend — they are far too sweet and crude).

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What makes Pierre Marcolini special is that he pays attention to every detail. The chocolates are still made by hand. His boutiques are temples of temptation with unusual pralines and truffles. Among the pralines, there is the Baies Roses, a bitter ganache flavored with Moroccan pink pepper berries; Thym et Orange, pure ganache flavored with fresh thyme flowers and a zest of orange, and many others. Marcolini’s pralines, truffles, and macaroons make perfect gifts, especially during the holiday season when people are looking for something unique.

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Pierre Marcolini
Rue des Minimes, 1
Place du Grand Sablon
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Marcolini has boutiques in Brussels, Antwerp and other cities in Belgium, and also abroad (Japan, France, New York City, etc.).

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Comments

  1. me too.
    I love the FLEUR DE CACAO!!
    But I went to the shop at NY today and they do not have it any more.
    I love the chocolate and I need it.
    Do not you know where can buy it in US?

  2. I’m afraid I don’t know where in the US you can find this. I get my Marcolini fix when I’m in Belgium. If you are truly desperate, you might call the store and have them ship it to you.