With mentions in InStyle, boutiques in London and New York, and a fanatical devotion to style and craft, Pierre Marcolini Chocolatier is the fashion designer of the confectionery world. As a chocolate lover, I'm not hard to please, but Marcolini's truffles—which I was lucky enough to taste the other night—are the most decadent and delicious chocolates I've ever known. (I highly recommend the powdered-sugar truffle in particular.) Plus, the sleek packaging and seasonal collections make these chocolates a FABulous gift for fashion and chocolate fanatics alike. You can buy the heavenly morsels of sophistication here.
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Originally from Belgium but of Italian decent, Marcolini is extremely disciplined and never strays from his recipes. His cocoa beans come from Venezuela, Madagascar, Ecuador, and Mexico, but what really sets him apart is that he makes all of his chocolate from scratch, as opposed to adding ingredients to already prepared chocolate. In 1995, Marcolini was awarded with the honor of World Champion Pastry Chef, and InStyle has raved about him and featured him in several of their issues.