For more than a decade, MarieBelle New York has been tantalizing worldly palates in one delicious way or another.From its signature, artisanal ganache, to exquisitely roasted coffee, to the simply incomparable Aztec Hot Chocolate, the name MarieBelle is synonymous with everything that is downright decadent.Preparing for an early spring debut, MarieBelle goes one tasteful step further with the opening of her imaginative Cacao Market by MarieBelle, 141 Flushing Avenue, Building 77, Suite 103 Brooklyn, NY 11205.
BROOKLYN IN MIND
Positioned on a quaint tree lined street, this new apothecary style chocolate destination will introduce New Yorkers to the burgeoning cacao scene in founder Maribel Lieberman’s native Honduras.Sourced exclusively from various Honduran farms, the beans are dried, roasted and pressed in the chocolatier’s brand new facility. The magical paste-to-bar transformation then unfolds in the Brooklyn factory, parts of which will be on full display for Cacao Market goers.
Inspired by a laid back, rustic atmosphere found in Brooklyn, the Cacao Market is the quintessential chocolate retreat.The pale brick facade, trimmed in classic robin’s egg blue and gold- framed windows, is too tempting to pass by.The Cacao Market’s interior decor conjures up all the romance of a bygone era with antique European-style wooden cabinetry, furnishings and apothecary glasses. Once inside, customers are transported to the very roots of chocolate — surrounded with restored armoires, old clocks and vintage books, the 1200 square foot setting lends a romantic, earthy feeling to the confectionary wonderland.
Tucked between floor-to-ceiling bookshelves boasting titles from across the globe is The Library Café, the one-stop-destination to appease all rumbling stomachs. Stop in for breakfast and enjoy Onion and Leek Quiche or a variety of Pastries, including Pain au Chocolat, Almond Bostock and Croissants warmed to order and paired with one of Cacao Market’s many chocolate dipping sauces.