The Chocolate Line
Dominique Persoone trained as a chef in Paris before returning to his first love, chocolate. Twenty one years ago he opened his now world famous shop in Bruges, the Chocolate Line. A self-styled ‘shock-o-latier’ he has transformed the world of chocolate with unique flavours that combine his knowledge as a chef with his passion for cocoa. Today, in addition to running two shops in Bruges and Antwerp, he works with the world’s most creative chefs, including Heston Blumenthal of the Fat Duck and René Redzepi of Copenhagen to share innovation and push the boundaries of chocolate invention. Visits to Mexico inspired him to write ‘Cacao: The roots of chocolate’, which was named Chocolate Book of the Year at the Gourmand World Cookbook awards in Paris.
Chocolate: A whole new world