In eighteenth century Venice the first coffee houses were born, forerunners of our bars, they were, of course, also
chocolate shops which raced to modify the existing recipes and invent new versions. In 1760 the Gazzetta Veneta
documented the now enormous diffusion of the product. Until the eighteenth century, chocolate was considered a
remedy for all ills, and it was attributed with miraculous properties. The cultivation of cocoa in Brazil, Venezuela,
Martinique and the Philippines increased disproportionately, while many European cities gained esteem and fame
for working with chocolate, such as Turin, which had a production of 350 kg per day, exported mainly to Austria,
Switzerland, Germany and France, where little by little chocolate became a passion for many.
In 2013, in one of the Turin’s characteristic coffee houses, while conversing and enjoying a Mon Chéri (a famous small
and exquisite chocolate with a heart of cherry, soaked in liquor) the Parisian galleries VALENTIN and JEANROCH
DARD conceived of a joint venture. Immediately after they exclusively chose this location in Brussels.
A meeting of tastes which generates a unique flavor and a spirit that embraces the fast and ever changing shades
of colour. The contrast between two elements, the strength of the interior which reflects the intent of the new Belgian
space. It focuses on the challenge of offering the contemporary art world the best young artists. It was designed as a
new combination, whose flavor is not yet well known.
The ingredients? Yes, these:
Piotr Łakomy, Jean-Baptiste Bernadet, Kasper Sonne, Bryan Dooley, Gabriele De Santis, Dora Budor, Eric Mistretta
and Donna Huanca.