What would you do if you are invited for a tasting at a chocolate boutique?
You accept the invitation without any delay. Thats what exactly happened when I was invited to Celeste. Located in Ambience Mall, Gurgaon; Celeste is a chocolate boutique on the first floor of this gigantic mall and it’s a chocolate lovers paradise.
What?: Celeste- The Artisan of Fine Chocolate, Ambience Mall, Gurgaon
But, how to get there?: If you are driving from Delhi to Gurgaon on NH-8, Ambience Mall is easy to spot. The outlet is on first floor.
How heavy my pocket should be?: a minimum cost of Rs 50. The cost varies on the basis of flavor, style, type etc.
Even before you enter the store, you get to know that Celeste is different from other stores you have ever been to. The decor of the boutique has been done with a Victorian theme but the first thing that catches your eye in this boutique is the wonderful display of chocolates. Think of a flavor and they have it. And if they don’t have what you are looking for, then they will be more than happy to create a flavor of your choice. Whether you like plain milk chocolate or dark, whether you like soft truffles or chocolate buttons available, Celeste has everything and a lot more. Made from the finest, these chocolates use only the best and natural ingredients. I was lucky enough not only to try these chocolates but also see how these chocolates are made. The owner Nidhi Bhageria created wonderful rum and raisin chocolates for us. The boozy raisins soaked in rum for more than 3 days were covered with melted milk chocolate. One bite and I was in heaven. The heady combination of rum soaked raisins and smooth chocolate was enough to turn me into a fan. But that’s not all, Celeste has a lot more than just chocolates. They also offer a wide range of trees sourced from a number of places around the world. The teas are delicious and definitely a must try.
If customization is what your are looking for, then Celeste is the place to be. Not only do they make amazing chocolates, they do even more gorgeous customization. The only limitation is your imagination. Celeste is the brainchild of Nidhi Bhageria, a woman whose love for chocolate since a young age, led to the creation of one of the most unique chocolate experiences you will ever come across. Celeste aims to bring to their customers, premium chocolate products in exclusively designed packaging. Whether it’s wedding reception or a corporate event, a themed birthday party or valentines day, they provide you with one-of-a-kind gifting options. The boxes and decorations they use are so wonderful that one holds on them, even after the chocolates are long gone.
Keeping up with the times, Celeste this year on Valentine’s day came up with edible chocolate body paint. The kit consists of a range of different colors complete with a brush and palette. So if you are looking to spruce up your love life, then you should definitely contact them. Currently, Celeste has outlets located in four different locations Ambience Mall, Gurgaon, Wazirpur, G.K. II and Chanakyapuri.
Scroll down for the pictures as I get lost in their yummy remembrance! 😉