Saturday, July 02, 2011

Duc de Praslin

Gallothai has been the leading Belgian chocolate manufacturer in Thailand since 1993 with offices in Bangkok, Phuket and Chiangmai. Gallothai makes all types of chocolates and their high-end chocolate line is called Duc de Praslin.

Duc de Praslin has their main chocolate shop/ bar on Sukhumvit 33. We were in a mood for something chocolate, sweet and decadent. So we decided to treat ourselves to one of Duc de Praslin's famous chocolate smoothies. They have an extensive list of different types of chocolate smoothies.

The space is quite open with selective sitting areas; one space has very comfortable and large sofas, the other space has high table and tall chairs, another space is a hidden corner for secret talks over chocolate drinks. The atmosphere is bright with natural lighting due to the large floor to ceiling windows. The decor is classical french country with a modern twist. The main colour scheme is baby blue, chocolate browns and beiges.

The Milk chocolate and hazelnut smoothie (110 baht). The chocolate & hazelnut smoothie was rich, thick and creamy. The taste of chocolate & hazelnut was intense. So so good!

After the smoothie; it was time for a black coffee (the coffee is actually very good as well...75 baht). Every drink that is ordered at Duc de Praslin comes with two yummy tasting praline & truffle. You never know what flavour you get but that is the fun part of it.

The chocolate counter where customers get to select/ choose/ mix from the different types of hand made pralines and truffles. The idea is that customers get to choose the size of the gift box depending how much they want to buy.

Some of the pralines that you can choose from: pistachio, lemon & coconut ganache, cinnamon, coffee crunch, pepper, etc. The list goes on and on.

Some of the truffle selections: cassis, orange, raspberry, caramel, lavender and the list goes on and on. I am assuming that the flavours change either depending on season or availability of ingredients.

Duc de Praslin's healthy line of chocolates containing high anti-oxidents.

I could not resist...I purchased a box of dark chocolate covered coffee beans (on the left...145 baht), dark chocolate covered macadamia nuts (on the right...185 baht) and a chocolate supreme cookie (55 baht). They looked so yummy.

Overall; Duc de Praslin is a comfortable & cozy place to meet friends and spoil yourselves with some of the finest pralines, truffles & smoothies in town. Duc de Praslin is peaceful & quiet that you can also go alone to work or to relax over soothing chocolate. It sounds so good that I just convinced myself that I should go again to treat myself.

Address: ground fl. Fenix Tower, soi 31, Sukhumvit Rd.
Phone: 02 258 3200
Hours: 9am - 9pm

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