Chocolate. Part III

Chocolate museums, chocolate fair, caffeine fix in Brussels and final thoughts. Conclusion – balanced diet is having chocolate in both hands.

Chocolate museums

Brussels also has two museums dedicated to chocolate – the ‘petite’ one near Grand Place and a new place in town called Choco-Story Brussels.

First one is named Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (surprise) and is a delight.  I’ve been there twice, always in the fall during the Museum Nocturnes event, where certain museums are open until late on Thursday evenings.

To the second one, I went together with my friend Cynthia to attend a chocolaty workshop (also during the Nocturnes, different year) where the chef even wrote my name in chocolate.

That’s one way to impress a lady. 

Chocolate Workshop

Chocolate Fair / Salon du chocolat

Last, but not least, Brussels has a well organized Chocolate festival every year in February. Should not be missed if one has the opportunity to attend.

Tons of chocolate ganache, chocolatiers, macaroons, pralines, pastry chefs and even a fashion chocolate show – in one big room.

For the love of coffee

After all this chocolate and visits, if you need a place to get your caffeine fix, I can recommend going to the last floor of the Museum of Musical Instruments for a coffee with a view (another beautiful Art Nouveau building).

The museum is near Mont des Arts and Laurent Gerbaud shop (where we had our last chocolate stop) in part 2.

Or why not, stay for a cup of coffee at Frederic Blondel in Saint Catherine (you will receive two complimentary pieces of chocolate, always a plus) or buy a hot chocolate to go from Neuhaus or Pierre Marcolini in the pretty Royal Galleries.

Et voilà.

You’re welcomed. Enjoy!

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