Maison Pierre Marcolini opens in Harrods' new Chocolate Hall

By Anthony Myers

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The Pierre Marcolini counter in Harrods Chocolate Hall. Pic: Pierre Marcolini
The Pierre Marcolini counter in Harrods Chocolate Hall. Pic: Pierre Marcolini

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The Knightsbridge department store is opening a new ‘theatre of chocolate’ this week to celebrate its 150-year history with chocolate.

Designed by the award-winning David Collins Studio, the same design team behind the wider Harrods' Food Hall transformation, the ground-floor space has been restored and preserved using the finest materials to reflect the original Edwardian architecture renewed in a sustainable way.

Maison Pierre Marcolini will be showcasing its chocolate collection and is the only counter serving macarons, a Harrods bestseller.

Created especially for the opening, the chocolatier, recently named  ‘Best Pastry Chef in the World’ at the ‘World Pastry Stars 2020’, has designed an exclusive Crème Brûlée macaron. The new recipe from Pierre Marcolini was chosen over the classical chocolate ganache, featuring a creamy centre of crème brûlée using white chocolate, to let the entire hall fill with vanilla flavour.

‘The Citrus Garden’

Welcoming the return of warmer days, Maison Pierre Marcolini has also announced its Summer Collection will be available from 21 May in Harrods, Selfridges and its Marylebone boutique, as well as online.

Previously, Pierre Marcolini’s recipes have featured exotic citrus fruits from Asia such as yuzu, Buddha’s hand, and sudachi. This summer, the chocolatier looks to Europe’s citrus fruits to to tempt aficionados.

Committed to sourcing exceptional ingredients, the chef has worked with renowned producers to bring the best of Mediterranean citrus fruit – including Valencian oranges, Calabrian bergamot, and lemons from Nice.

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