Meet David Maenhout, Chocolatier M. He used to be in the beer brewing business but, as a real Belgian, he turned to another passion: chocolate. He sold his business to become a full-time artisan chocolate manufacturer and, together with his wife Isabelle, he opened his own store in 2005 in the upmarket coastal village of Knokke. His trademark?
Single origin chocolate crafted into the finest ‘pralines’ (chocolate bonbons) with gastronomic fillings. His basic product, the chocolate, is always single origin, which means the cocoa beans come from one single plantation or region, and not the usual blends. You could compare it to single malt whisky.