Along Runeberginkatu, a candy pastel seated chocolate boutique.
Text & Photo © JE Nilsson, CM Cordeiro, Sweden 2015
It was lunch hour, and a break in the 2015 GEM&L (Groupe d’Études Management & Langage) conference schedule. Across the road from the Aalto University School of Business located in the Töölö Campus in Helsinki where the conference was held, stands a pastel seated chocolate boutique. I’ve always found pyramids of macaron on display in confectionaries attractive. Maracon coupled with chocolate pralines and chocolate cakes in the colours of cocoa heaven proved impossible to bypass and ignore, so I stepped in.
The chocolate boutique, PetriS Chocolate Room, comprises an eclectic assortment of craftsmanship in chocolate. It brings together homemade ice-cream from a small town outside of Maastricht, fudges from Sweden, as well as chocolate cakes and pralines made right in their own kitchen.
The chocolate boutique is small with sitting room for just about ten persons. It was here that I found some appreciated quiet over lunch, over a hot chocolate, contemplating the morning’s conference presentations that ranged from the semiotic significance of the Sumerian script that laid the first foundations to the language of trade, to the modern challenges of the digital age, of working in a multilingual, multinational team.
Aalto University School of Business located in the Töölö Campus in Helsinki.
PetriS Chocolate Room, Runeberginkatu, Helsinki. A second outlet with a greater array of cakes, fruit tarts and pralines, can be found at the old market hall, Vanha Kauppahalli at Eteläranta near the harbour front.
Fudges, made in Sweden actually.
A selection of teas.
Chocolate in the form of CDs, connecting rhythm of the soul to rhythm of the heart.