A Saturday in Brussels
One of the things I was saddest to learn was that having spent a day in Brussels there are few people doing anything innovative with chocolate and that Callebaut was the most commonly used chocolate.
Luckily, I have Pierre Marcolini yet to experience and other chocolate I have bought. One of the chocolates I bought to experience was Alex & Alex who have worked with a master chocolatier to develop something new. A flat square of chocolate which is meant to be an experience – an Alex’perience.
The ones I tried were delightful and the people working in the shop were passionate about champagne and chocolate as the shop supplied both. In fact, you could buy a glass of champagne which you may never have heard of, get information about it and try a chocolate all for as little as €5
Other shops I tried were Pure using Valrhona, the Valrhona shop itself, Planete Chocolat, Wittamer, Jean-Philippe Darcis (Callebaut), and La Maison des Maitres Chocolatiers. I’m not sure where else I’ll be able to go as I am bunged up with a cold (just my luck) but I’m off to the Pierre Marcolini workshop on Monday and I’ll jet to see one of the most famous chocolatiers around and one fellow chocolate blogger Lee from Chocolate Reviews absolutely loves.
Of course, all this shopping means I have a wealth of chocolate to bring back with me now and so there will be lots more than Easter, Moko, and other chocolate reviews coming up!