Chocolate Tour in Brussels
Activities around chocolate are definitely must-do's when in Belgium and especially in Brussels. Workshops, tasting initiations, walking tours, museums. The capital of Europe definitely has a lot to offer when it comes to Belgian most famous sweet: chocolate! These activities are a savoury mix of Gastronomy, Tradition and History which will entertain both children and adults.
Attend a chocolate workshop with a pro
The chocolate chef Laurent Gerbaud organizes workshops in small groups every Saturday morning. Laurent Gerbaud is a friendly chocolate chef who shares his passion for Chocolate with a lot of dynamism and a pleasant sense of humour.
Participants learn the secret of chocolate preparation and get the chance to become chocolate chefs for two hours. The workshops are both instructive & entertaining; they take place in the atelier located next to the shop (2D Rue Ravenstein). Before the workshop, pass by the shop for a delicious hot chocolate. It is one of the best in town.
Meet a local guide for a fun chocolate tour
Marion from My Slow Travel is an enthusiastic local guide passionate about Belgian chocolate. She will take you on a tour in the historical centre of Brussels to travel through the History of Belgian chocolate, visit the best chocolate boutiques of Brussels & taste several chocolates: from the traditional to the innovative recipes. She also organized workshops where chocoholics get acquainted with the Art of chocolate tasting.
Cherry on top of the cake: Marion adapts each tour and workshop to your preferences. Milk or dark chocolate, modern or traditional recipes, 1h30 long or 3h : Marion's activities are always customized.
Get to taste the best chocolate ice cream in town
Frederic Blondeel is one of the very few chocolate chefs in Brussels following the new "bean to bar" approach. This means that he roasts himself the beans to make his chocolate, allowing him to have control over the full processing steps.
Not only he is good at preparing one of the nicest pralines of Brussels, but his chocolate ice cream is also delicious and known by all foodies in Brussels. In his shop Quai aux Briques, you can try what is probably the best chocolate ice cream of Brussels.
See cocoa trees & enlarge your knowledge on cocoa
To learn more about cocoa at your own rhythm, you can either visit the Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate or go to the Belgian Chocolate Village. The Belgian Chocolate Village is one of the largest museums in Europe to be dedicated to chocolate. At the heart of the Museum, there is a tropical greenhouse where cocoa trees are grown; this is very likely the unique opportunity to see cocoa trees in Brussels. The audio-guide is available in 7 languages and there are children and adults versions so that all visitors can enjoy the discovery.