An exclusive chocolate-making class with the first Arab Chocolatier at Boutique le Chocolat!
Lebanese-born chocolatier Hassan Salam gives a masterclass on his exclusive, bespoke range of chocolates
Boutique le Chocolat, the multi-brand home to some of the world’s most sought-after artesian handmade chocolates, invited media to attend Chocolatier Hassan Salam’s chocolate-making class at their concept store in City Walk.
Hassan is the first-ever Arab chocolatier to retail his collection at Boutique le Chocolat.
The flavours of Hassan’s chocolates evoke Middle Eastern roots and tastes. He uses premium Varlhona chocolate that is sourced directly from France, whereas the raw ingredients for each flavour come from the Middle East, India, and Northern Africa.
Hassan’s chocolate-making process is delicate and intricate. He combines the exact measure of cream with raw ingredients for 24 hours before he gently combines the melted chocolate, which is then hand-poured into bespoke moulds.
By using this method, Hassan ensures the integrity of the natural ingredients remains throughout the flavouring process, resulting in the right balance of chocolate and flavour.
Hasan’s chocolates are a mix of milk or dark chocolate that are complemented with the following flavours: Saffron, Coconut, Rahash, Lotus, Spice Ganache, Pistachio Ganache, Coffee, Orange Gianduja, Cardamom, and Ghazl Ibanat.