So let’s state the obvious: chocolate is one of the best things in the universe.
I personally like it in my breakfast, after lunch and if possible, as a sinful little snack in the late afternoon. In all its forms. Cookie (hello, BAKE), ice cream (Berthillon), praline (Marcolini) and macaroons.
Therefore, there is no way I would miss the 2nd Edition of the Brussels Salon du Chocolat, the weekend of 6-8 February!! Chocolate conferences, tastings, pastry workshops…
The first edition had such incredible success that the organisers have decided to hold the second Fair in Brussels Expo. 6,000 m² exclusively dedicated to chocolate with small craftsmen, industrial chocolate-makers, pâtissiers, chefs and even fashion designers! Fancy a chocolate-dress?
I was lucky enough to be invited to the pre-inauguration yesterday so I could give you the heads up. To be absolutely honest, I made the mistake of parking at the C car park. So I had to walk like 2km (and back) to the Palais 1. It took a big amount of chocolate sampling to soften my mood.
My personal crushes at the Fair:
Barú: delicious marshmallows covered in chocolate. An immediate trip back in time to my childhood. And such a cute packaging!
Le comptoir de Mathilde: I especially liked the hot chocolate bars that come on a wooden spoon and the chocolate bars that come with a hammer to break them!
chocoMe: this is like chocolate art. I mean the chocolate bars are so beautiful that you almost don’t want to break it! But you should, cause they’re very good.
Larmuseau Snowballs: You can only get these babies from September to March. They’re a soft vanilla cream cloud covered in a thin layer of dark chocolate and powder sugar. it mels it your mouth like snow! nice surprise!
Enjoy the Fair sprouters. And remember: don’t park at C carpark!!!! Park at A!!!
From 06/02 to 08/02, Brussels Expo – Palais 1, Place de Belgique, 1, 1020 Bruxelles
Adult : 8,50€ Friday / 10€ Saturday and Sunday
Kids 3 to 12 = 5€
Under 3, free entrance
Students : 8,50€
Family Pack (2 adults + 2 kids) : 25€