Valentine’s Day is to holidays what Donald Trump is to American politics – downright divisive. In fact, we can practically hear you from the Savoir Flair office. Some of you are groaning, and some of you are giddy. The one thing about today, however, that we can all agree on? Chocolate. And lots of it.
To that end, we reached out to the experts at Forrey & Galland to discuss the weird and wonderful world of all things chocolate – and considering that the Dubai-based “haute couture chocolate house” is a revival of what was originally a luxury chocolatier established in Paris back in 1912, we knew we were in good hands. While the macarons at Forrey & Galland are a star attraction, it’s the decadent range of chocolate that keeps loyalists coming back for more.
Here, French chocolate-making techniques are combined with regional flavors – tea, spices, premium Omani halwa, and even rose petals – to make for offerings that are almost impossible to find elsewhere. And if that wasn’t enough, Forrey & Galland has put together 14 facts about chocolate to help you appreciate what February 14th is (mostly) about.