The Miracle in Soho: MarieBelle New York & Cacao Bar BY ANN GRENIER
n New York’s famous Soho District is the worldrenowned, luxurious bean-to-bar chocolate company, MarieBelle Chocolates. Bringing holiday cheer and treats, the flagship retail location at 484 Broome Street offers patrons a sumptuous holiday shopping experience for the eyes and appetite with festive window displays, layers of garland and glittering ornaments. MarieBelle Chocolates’ signature artisanal ganache, lavish truffles and tantalizing chocolate bars are promptly placed throughout to inspire gift ideas and holiday arrangements. Nestled at the back of the Soho store is the Cacao Bar which features a holiday menu of desserts and pastries perfect for tea time. MarieBelle New York is artfully wrapping and customizing luxury candy confections for the holidays. Relish in the sweetest gift for any occasion, available in-store or delivered same day anywhere in the Manhattan area. The artisan chocolates are offered in a variety of styles, but the popular holiday collection tops MarieBelle’s loyal clientele’s gift wish list this time of year. The Nutcracker Box resembles a rare Victorianera storybook with chocolates, instead of literature, taking both the eyes and the palate on a magical journey. Showcasing the theme of the one of the most iconic tales, the holiday gift set is elegantly designed to include delicious
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sweets including: 16-piece MarieBelle Signature Ganache, six-ounce tin of Aztec Hot Chocolate, 125 grams of Pistachio Toffee, 180-gram Dark Chocolate Bar and a cylinder of Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds. More book gift sets offer candy confections in the Luxury, Elegant and Classic styles. New this 2018 holiday season are two equally delectable Panning Collections. MarieBelle chocolate balls are made from 100% Honduran cacao and are available in Goji Berries with Milk Chocolate, Matcha and White Chocolate Covered Almonds, Roasted Peanuts with Cinnamon and Milk Chocolate, Ruby Dark Chocolate Pistachios as well as a premium set of all four. Under the Cacao Market moniker, the Panning Collection chocolate balls includes: Dark Chocolate Almonds, Milk Chocolate Pistachios, Dark Chocolate Coffee Beans, Milk Chocolate Popcorn and Matcha Green Tea Almonds. There is more to inspire a true taste of the holiday season at the chocolate shoppe. Everything from a Chocolate Christmas Tree Ornament, Japanese Truffle Boxes, Round Box Sets, Holiday Toffee, and a selection of Hot Chocolate Blends (Aztec, Milk Chocolate, Spicy Hot, White Chocolat/Vanilla, Maya, Jefferson’s Favorite and Matcha) provide tantalizing surprises for family gatherings. Crafted with the finest single-origin chocolate
and eclectic ingredients, using artisanal techniques are MarieBelle’s signature Ganache. Specially made for your loved ones, or as a corporate gift, MarieBelle New York offers customizable chocolates with logos or any design you desire. The edible works of art can be elegantly constructed in bright red holiday boxes with vivid blue trimming and gold ribbon as part of the Holiday Box or in an elegant blue packaging with a brown bow as part of the classic Chocolate Box. The signature ganache collections also include the Hanukkah Box, the New York set, River of Diamonds set, and other special totes, party favors and a limited-edition Ganache Cake using 65% dark chocolate. Like a miracle from your favorite holiday movie, founder and CEO Maribel Lieberman has brought her sophisticated chocolate expressions around the globe with locations throughout New York, Japan and Dubai. Growing up on the cacao fields of Honduras, she has an intimate familiarity and knowledge of the process, production and business of cultivating authentic cacao. There is a pleasure and happiness found when indulging in chocolates, incomparable to any other candy or dessert, and Maribel has captured the true spirit of the holiday season with MarieBelle Chocolates. mariebelle.com
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