Coming straight from Belgium, Marcolini landed in the capital of taste offering a large selection of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and special editions. The packaging is simple yet includes lots of information. The region and the country of origin, The beans used, Name of the estate, The specific variety of plantation, Genetic variety of the cocoa bean, Percentage of cocoa.
Pierre Marcolini opened his first store in Brussels in 1995, the same year he was named the World Champion of Pastry. A decade later Marcolini outlets opened in Paris, London, New York and Kuwait as well as several in Tokyo and numerous examples in Belgium. Pierre Marcolini is the only chocolatier in Belgium and one of the very few in Europe to make his own chocolate, bringing out the best flavors for all his creations. A beautiful shop that’s very aromatic transports you around the world as you push the doors of the boutique open.
White walls, black shelves, chocolate boxes, here simplicity is key. If you plan on discovering Marcolini, start with one of the assorted boxes, which come in blends of 9 or 16 mini squares. As a fan of dark chocolate, I chose one of each of the dark blends, which I found majestic. The texture, the hardness, the consistency, and flavor are all just superb. Marcolini can now be found in Dubai.