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CITY WALK – Guylian Chocolates R Here! – Rich in Creativity, Style & Cocoa butter!

CITY WALK  – Guylian Chocolates R Here! – Rich in Creativity, Style & Cocoa butter!

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 We were invited at the launch event of Guylian Belgian Chocolate Café, at YAS mall (Yas Island) – AbuDhabi. In it’s Unique Sea shell creativity, this Chocolate Café offers Original Belgian Chocolate Sea Shells which are sure to deliver you the ultimate chocolate experience. It is so rich and creamy from outside and have this oh-so-yummy  famous Guylian hazelnut flavor.

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The open-air cafe location was classy, and the evening was startling with Chocolate truffles, desserts, snacks and coffee served in a modern Art Deco setting, we surely had enjoyed the beautiful array of delights and pander to our passion for the premium Belgian chocolates, exquisite cakes and decadent desserts.

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While the cafe focused on Guylian’s signature chocolate that made them a recognized global brand, the eatery also sell sandwiches, pastries, coffee, cakes and more. I simply loved the fact how soft and creamy these chocolates are, they simply melts in your mouth simultaneously giving you this delectable taste of signature hazelnut praliné filling with in.

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We had a privilege of greeting the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to the UAE and a meeting and interview with an Ever-smiling Mieke Callebaut, Marketing & Sales Director Europe/USA of the brand Guylian. She has briefed us about the origin of the World’s Favorite Belgian Sea Shells, of how the Chocolatier Guy Foubert become the first to come up with the idea of making chocolates in this shape, while returning home, thinking of bringing gifts to friends and family and passing along the coastline and getting his inspiration from the seashells.

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A Story of Love and Chocolate:

She also narrates how the whole journey of Guylian begans, Guylian, the romantic combination of the founders’ names, the Belgian couple Guy and Liliane. Guylian was started in 1958 by a Guy Foubert, a Belgian chocolatier who specialised in artisanal handmade chocolate truffles. The chocolates are now sold in more than 120 destinations around the world, but the company’s signature truffle recipe is still made in small-batch copper kettles exclusively by Guylian’s master chocolatiers in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. The chocolates are available in hypermarkets, department stores and duty-free shops at major airports around the world.

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Inspiration for Outlet in UAE:

It lovely to know the similarities and fondness Brand Owners find in the culture of UAE, they love the culture and tradition of giving and sharing in this region which inspires them to have Guylian Belgian Chocolate Café established here and the products be part on national and traditional festivities, Giveaways and Warm Gifts giving activities which is a part of our rich culture in UAE.

Some interesting fact:

  • Every Sea Shell is marked with a Guylian “G” stamp, the sign of a genuine Guylian chocolate & a mark of an artist.

  • The shape of the Guylian chocolate seahorse is distinctive. It has its tail coiling the other way around than seahorses in life.

  • They serve a gourmet range too.

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It is an exclusive and classy location at Luxury Court on the ground level in Yas Mall. to indulge in all the luscious Guylian pleasures. it’s open from Saturday to Wednesday: 10:00am – 10:00pm and Thursday to Friday until midnight.

All in all it was a great event, very well coordinated and organized by TohPR, with goody bags and unlimited flow of Guylian famous chocolates and Canapés, we surely had some coddle chocolate moments there! We are going back there very soon 😉

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Images Courtesy: Kaby Klick

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Posted by on May 22, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Winners: Free Eclair Boxes + A journey to a Dream Eclairium – Éclair Review

Congrats, And the winners are:

Khushbu Gandhi

Maryam Shoaib

Please send us your full name, email id (same as registered with Blog) and contact details on mahiblog.ae@gmail.com

A journey to a Dream Eclairium – Éclair Review + Sweet Contest:

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We have been generously invited to visit a boutique stop shop concept, Eclairium which is basically a production house for those gorgeous mini super colorful yummiest éclairs making the headlines in Dubai these days be it official events or a friendly gathering… Eclair is in every ones hand.

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Eclair sells 15 different yummy flavors offered in a large variety from the traditional to the avant-garde. They are showcased in two different sizes, a bite size and a regular size option. From time to time, the outlet also offers seasonal, limited edition flavors. Although Éclair is a new, Dubai born, confectionary brand, it has however captured the hearts of many residents around Dubai who have now become a diehard fan of the outlet.

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Éclair is managed by its founders, Dianne Salem (Managing Director) and Salam Saadeh. Being a vital part of the operations system of the outlet, they have hired one of the most seasoned Chef from France to provide the resident of UAE the real taste of French Elairs.

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The Chef – Imane Drouet, has brought in a rich experience and in-depth specialization in Deserts and Pastries and had a hands-on for the past 10 years. Iman is from Franch and arrived to the UAE in 2013.

Iman started her career in the historic French capital Rouen, working for some of the city’s best restaurants and bakeries. Her first foray in the world of pastry was in 2005 at the Maitre Boulanger Patisser Latron where she began as an apprentice before being promoted to Commis Pastry. Following her three year tenure at the patisserie, Iman gained further experience at a variety of other restaurants in Rouen where she honed her talent in the delicate art of Pastries, including Pastry Cook and Chef de Partie. Apart from Iman’s seasonal flavored Eclaris, they makes the following remarkably irresistible Eclairs no young or old can resist.. KK8 KK6 Éclair au chocolat noir (dark chocolate) Éclair au chocolat au lait (milk chocolate) Éclair au caramel au beurre salé (salted caramel) Éclair au thé matcha (Japanese green matcha tea) Éclair a la framboise (raspberry) Éclair a la vanilla (vanilla) Éclair cassis-violette (blackcurrant and violet) Éclair au yuzu (lemon) Éclair rose-pistache (rose and pistachio) Éclair au café (coffee) Éclair á l’orange (orange) Éclair fruit de la passion (milk chocolate and passion fruit) KK7 KK5 Mahi gives it 4.5 stars out of 5 on the quality, taste and the shine of those yummy éclairs. A must to have. Here’s an Éclair Contest we have here on Mahi Blog where you can actually win a box of dozen éclair, these gorgeous yummy treats are worth trying! ENJOY ❤ It’s pre-valentine treat from us ! GIVEAWAY / CONTEST: Courtesy to our great client, we have a yummy giveaway “Box of Éclair” for 2 readers/fans, we will select two winners, and each will only receive one box of dozen minis 🙂 How to win ÉCLAIR Box:

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1- Subscribe (via email id) on maheenabbas.wordpress.com and comment below “Done” with email id you are subscribed from. 2- Share Mahi Blog & this post on as many social widgets, Like, Follow, Share & Tag friends on following: FB: facebook.com/mahiblog Twitter: twitter.com/mahiblog Instagram: instagram.com/mahiblog 3- Like www.facebook.com/Eclair.ae & write on their wall “Mahi Blog has sent me here” (tag Mahiblog using @)

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To win you must do all the above steps. Winners will be announced on February 9th, 2015. The more you share Mahi Blog on social widgets and this post, better the chance to win! All UAE fans can take part (go & collect) although delivery is in Dubai only.

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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