Nowhere in the world are there so many chocolatiers in such a small area as in Belgium and nowhere is the chocolate tradition as strong as in our country. Not surprisingly, Gault&Millau has recently published a selection of the best chocolatiers in Belgium and Luxembourg for the seventh time in its annual chocolatier guide, in addition to the restaurant guide that this French company has been publishing since the 1970s. . Among the 123 laureates, the Zottegem Pralifino store at 24 Stationsstraat is also mentioned for the third consecutive time.
Unlike the points system and the symbolic chef’s hats for the restaurateurs, Gault&Millau does not give any odds when rating the chocolatiers. However, the procedure is the same as for the restaurant guide: completely independent, without commercial or other considerations. This happens through various blind, objective tastings and on the basis of quality, taste properties and design of every chocolate creation that is tasted. Two years ago, it happened for the first time that such an anonymous visit from Gault&Milliau came to the Pralifino store in Zottegem. Manager Astrid Campens first looked surprised when she heard this afterwards, but that surprise soon turned into great satisfaction when she was also told that it had earned Pralifino an exclusive mention in the prestigious Gault&Millau guide ‘The finest chocolatiers in Belgium and Luxembourg’. Ditto last year and once again there is joy in the Zottegem Pralifino store because for the third time in a row the diversely filled chocolate bonbons were appreciated by the Gault&Millau team and again this was awarded with a recommendation and the recognition that Pralifino pralines and chocolates deserve their place among the finest chocolates in our country.
42 TIMES SMALL BUT FINE!
Most of the selected ones manufacture with a great deal of craftsmanship on a small scale and traditionally. This includes Pralifino, which produces an extensive range of chocolates from a central workshop in Beernem for nine stores in West and East Flanders. Pralifino pralines are noticeably smaller than an average praline and weigh only between 8 and 10 grams. If you buy a kilo of chocolates at Pralifino, you will therefore receive a ballotin or box filled with approximately 110 pieces! Small but nice, and ideal to take the wide variety of tasteful fillings of the (currently) 42 different types of pralines to try out. Such as the Monroe, which combines a fresh caramel of lime with dark chocolate of Madagascar origin, the Banero of milk chocolate with banana ganache, the Cabosse Dulché of caramel with a hint of sea salt in the elegant shape of the cocoa legume, and much more. surprising delicacies to enjoy. There is also a free manual available that guides you through words and images in what you are tasting: both classic flavors and special creations with intense and balanced flavors (including herbs from our own herb garden).
STILL IN THE PRALIFINO RANGE
In addition to dark chocolate pralines, pralines with milk chocolate and white pralines, the Pralifino range also includes sugar-free pralines, chocolate goodies, about 10 types of delicious melocakes, seasonal chocolates such as autumn fricassée or winter truffles, special Easter and Sinterklaas chocolate and other delicious chocolate products. Follow the Facebook page Pralifino Zottegem for the latest news. You can also shop and place orders (possibly with delivery where you wish) online via www.pralifino-zottegem.be or by phone 0474 955 977 and 09 360 45 43. You will find Gault&Millau’s recommendation for the Zottegem Pralifino store via this link https://www.gaultmillau.be/nl/chocolatiers/pralifino-zottegem.
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