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Chocolate buffet anywhere in Europe?

kopenhavn Oct 19, 2010 01:42 PM

Looking for excellent chocolate buffets in all of Europe from Belgium to Switzerland and Denmark to Italy.

Anyone know of any?

I am a foodie and travel the world looking for all types of food. This time I am doing preparatory travel work for chocolate buffets particularly.


  1. sunshine842 Jan 26, 2011 05:22 AM

    There are a few Chinese places that put out buffets, but no, Europe by and large doesn't have buffets.

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      kopenhavn Jan 1, 2011 06:32 PM

      What?? Replies anyone? Anyone know of any chocolate buffets or at least some type of chocolate feast. I love chocolate buffets and want to find hidden gems that serve this.

      Other variants of this buffet:

      High Tea Buffet
      Dessert Buffet
      Ice Cream Buffet
      Snacks Buffet
      All You Can Eat Anti Pasto / Tapas / Appetizers

      Thank You!

      7 Replies
      1. re: kopenhavn
        S_B_Russell Jan 3, 2011 01:33 AM

        Probably not what you have in mind, but the Masion Callier chocolate factory/museum in Gruyere, Switzerland has a literal chocolate buffet of everything they make served on a long, gigantic table. Plus, it's totally free.

        1. re: S_B_Russell
          kopenhavn Jan 15, 2011 10:15 AM

          Thank you! Details on this please. So, can I eat all that I want for free?? Entrance fees to the museum if any? Anything else?

          1. re: kopenhavn
            S_B_Russell Jan 15, 2011 01:48 PM

            Yeah, you can try as much chocolate as you want (within reason, I'd imagine) and it's all totally free.

        2. re: kopenhavn
          Peg Jan 3, 2011 02:41 AM

          I assume you are American?
          I don't think buffets/all you can eat places are such a big thing in Europe as in the US. Where they do exist they tend ot be down-market, not places you'd want to make an effort to travel to.

          1. re: Peg
            kopenhavn Jan 15, 2011 10:14 AM

            Yes, I'm American but have lived in Europe and Asia as well. Please expand on your term down-market and give me more details please. Thank you!

            Suggest some specific places in Europe or areas or communities if you know as well.

            1. re: kopenhavn
              eoj Jan 24, 2011 11:17 AM

              I've never seen a "high tea" buffet anywhere I've gone for tea in Europe. It's always plates of things brought to your table. As the previous poster said, I don't think buffets are popular in Europe. Food sitting out for several hours isn't conducive to quality and the all-you-can-eat phenomenon is really an American style of of thing. The only buffets I've seen are breakfasts at hotels.

              1. re: kopenhavn
                Peg Jan 26, 2011 05:14 AM

                By 'down market' I mean catering to the 'quantity over quality' type of clientele.
                Almost by definition a place that delivers all-you-can-eat for a fixed price cannot be supplying high quality food.

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