lifestyle • 05 Sep, 2017
Hanoi Gets A Maison Marou
The Country’s Capital Now Has Its Own House That Chocolate Built
The two guys behind café Maison Marou and the line of chocolate bars that preceded it (each colour coded to show their single-origin southern source — from Dak Lak to Tien Giang) are Vincent Mourou and Samuel Murata. The generous double-act, who met while trekking and have since invigorated the Vietnamese cacao industry, have decided to spread the love north by giving Hanoi a Maison of their own.
When The New York Times calls your product “the best chocolate you’ve never tasted”, the country’s capital is going to expect a piece too. Especially since, as we told you back in June last year, even the National Gallery Singapore was clamouring for a collabo (in part thanks to that beautiful Rice Creative packaging). And the pair recently teamed-up with L’Usine too for a co-branded bar for their new flagship store.
So although treats like their signature mocha used to be reserved for customers to their café on Calmette Street, District 1, now the drink will be available, along with their line of delicate cacao-infused desserts, as of August, at 91A Tho Nhuom, Hanoi.
(Image: Lan Chi)
Words by David Kaye