This was the first year of the Single Origin Event in The Netherlands. Hopefully this will be a yearly event from now on. The location was Restaurant Merkelbach in Amsterdam. The event was organized by Erik Sauer of El Sauco, distributor of some very beautiful single origin chocolates (yes also Original Beans!) and Erik Spande, owner of Chocolátl chocolate shop in Amsterdam. They invited Santiago (Pacari), Mott (Grenada), Philipp (Original Beans) and Kees (Metropolitan Deli) to tell the unique story behind their chocolate. And of course we tasted three different chocolates of each chocolate maker. Geert Vercruysse and his wife Katrien came over especially from Belgium for this event. Geert made some chocolate-bonbons filled with ganaches with Grenada, Pacari and Original Beans. Delicious and very beautiful! You can now buy them at Chocolátl. At the after party Mariëlla Erkens served a gorgeous vegan soup (based on cauliflower and other vegetables and spices) with Grenada nibs! Wow, that tasted really good!
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