“My favorite chocolate from Callebaut is Sao-Thomé and from Cacao Barry the Alto-El-Sol, both for their fine pronounced accents. Toppers in the range.”
David Maenhout started his own business "Chocolatier M" in 2005, together with Isabelle Hertsens.
Their store is renowned for their high-end pralines based on ingredients of absolute, fresh top quality and known for unique flavor combinations. David has been a conscious and loyal partner of Callebaut and Cacao-Barry since day one.
His business specializes in tailor-made solutions for top restaurants and companies. Chocolatier M was named the very first "Chocolatier of the Year" by Gault & Millau, most recently "Meilleur chocolatier de sa génération" by Le Figaro in France, and also won several international awards the past years.
Each praline is its own creation and was developed after extensive testing or by inspiration of the moment during a trip, a dinner at a restaurant, a visit to an art gallery, etc…
My personal preference is our Umami based on Japanese artisan soy sauce, a praline that was launched 10 years ago and exceptional at that time.