Brussels is known for its chocolate, and Pierre Marcolini makes some of the best in town. The chocolaterie starts with carefully blended, hand-selected cocoa beans that are then crafted into artisan confections to please any sweet tooth. Raspberry hearts are considered a 'must buy' for many, but airy macarons and smooth pralines served up from specialized counters will not disappoint. Boxed gift sets are available for taking home to family and friends—or not—and suggested pairings are made readily available by a knowledgeable staff. Chocolate fanatics beware: it may be hard to leave.
Slightly off the beaten path, near the Bourse, dark wood, emerald-colored glass, stale yellowish... Read more