Pink Marc de Champagne Chocolate Truffles
- THE STORY
Whether you are looking for a special occasion gift or a glorious moment of self-indulgence, the exquisite handmade chocolates and truffles from London's Prestat answer the call in an exquisitely delicious way. Prestat, an English company with roots in France, is the proud holder of two Royal Warrants "by Appointment to her Majesty the Queen" as purveyors of luscious chocolate truffles and confections. Since its founding in 1902 by Antoine Dufoir, a French immigrant from a family of confectioners and chocolatiers, Prestat has enjoyed a loyal following from royalty and celebrities worldwide. The shop was also a favorite haunt of Roald Dahl, author of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". It is only in recent years that these luxurious chocolates have made their way stateside.
Prestat survived changes in ownership and a move from its birthplace on South Molton Street to its current location at Princes Arcade just off London's Piccadilly, but it is under the ownership of Nick Crean and his half-brother Bill Keeling that the company has flourished. Nick had known the Prestat shop from his days as a teenager, and it fostered happy memories. When the opportunity to purchase it presented itself, he didn't hesitate.
Step in to the Prestat shop and you are enveloped in a jewel box of color. Prestat's packaging is instantly recognizable, a rainbow of pink, turquoise, green and gold with festive, whimsical designs by artist Kitty Arden, a childhood friend of Crean's. The only thing more memorable than the packaging is the chocolate within.