Step beyond the streets of Manhattan into Marie Belle, where beautiful people can be seen sipping the finest chocolate in New York City. This elegant boutique with high-ceilings and glamorous European touches will transport you to a fairytale-like world with a wide variety of chocolate choices that are not only beautiful to look at, but delicious to eat. Everything is locally made in Brooklyn, New York, using single origin chocolate and fresh ingredients.
Select your truffles and ganaches by flavor, each decorated with a hand-screened design — beautifully boxed and tied with a brown grosgrain ribbon makes them perfect for gift giving. Enjoy fine chocolate bars wrapped in sultry sparkling pin-up girls, and decorated tins of Marie Belle's signature fragrant teas and drinking chocolate to experience at home - serve hot or chilled. The boutique also sells a variety of other confections, fruit confitures and artisanal chocolate treats such as delicately infused caramels, toffee and chocolate bark, as well as seasonal ganache cakes and gift sets.
At the rear of the boutique is Marie Belle's Cocoa Bar and Tea Salon, with its charming antique mirrored paneled walls where one may experience the ambiance of a European café. Savor the delicate home-made desserts as well as the rich Spanish style hot chocolate, coffee, tea, or refreshing seasonal fruit smoothies. The salon may be reserved for private events and gatherings.
Written by Sabrina Tate
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