Valentines Day is right around the corner and you’re thinking chocolates? Well, they aren’t cliche if they’re from the heart...and from one of the top chocolate shops in the world. Prestat, founded by confectioner and chocolatier Antoine Dufour in England in 1902, has held the Royal Warrant as purveyors of chocolate from her Majesty the Queen for over 35 years—essentially making Prestat known as the Queen of England’s chocolate makers. They also make a brilliant truffle. In fact, Defour and family created the chocolate truffle back in 1895. They were so good that Roald Dahl—author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory—made Prestat truffles central to his racy novel My Uncle Oswald. Try the sea salt caramel truffles. If they’re good enough for the Queen, they’re good enough for your Valentine.
Prestat's flagship shop at 14 Princes Arcade, Picadilly, London