BEFORE Damascus was associated with the tyranny of the Assads, father and son, it was known for roses and for the tiny perfumed apples that grew in Zabadani, to be sold in season in baskets made of paper. Long before Aleppo became a bombed-out ruin, it was famous for pistachios. And Ghouta, now a place of horror and chlorine gas, meant orchards of peaches, apricots, pears and almonds that supplied Damascus with sweetness.
The end of the Easter season was celebrated in a very special fashion at the Ghraoui boutique. Hungary’s biggest chocolate egg was shattered in the blink of an eye by a group of small children armed with big hammers. The irresistible and delicious chocolate egg weighing 15 kg not only made the kids of our colleagues and friends happy, but the parents themselves as well. We are looking forward to the next season!
RTL Klub, Hungary’s most-watched television channel, filmed a short programme about luxury chocolate and visited the Ghraoui boutique in Budapest at 31 Andrássy Avenue.
‘Chocolate makers are the artists who invent taste harmonies and design the shape chocolates will take. Their work starts with the selection of cacao beans which will give the chocolate its character, and only the limits of their imagination influence which fillings they will choose…’ said Denissey, the boutique’s store manager. Would you like to know more about the world of luxury chocolates?
It’s hard to imagine anything more fragile than a Ghraoui chocolate creation: such as the delicate hand-painted violin or autumn leaves which seem ready to snap off at the slightest touch. And yet the family that makes them have withstood almost 200 years of challenges with an extraordinary fortitude in their ride from extreme success to utmost adversity.
You will find a wide selection of our splendid Christmas collection at our store on Andrássy avenue. Discover the perfect gift for your loved ones from our hand-painted chocolates made with 100% natural ingredients.
Another page has been turned in Ghraoui’s history: our company is reborn once more, this time in Budapest.
The tools of manufacturing are all set, the know-how is proven by the awards and gold medals from New York to Paris. The long-time partners of Ghraoui are ready. The new Hungarian team is eager to meet your high expectations with our exquisite chocolate collection.
We held our Gala Dinner in the Museum of Applied Arts to celebrate the beginning this new chapter of our story.